As I already wrote about in the past I have a raspberry pi running at home. I do also have a VPS running somewhere on the interweb for an owncloud instance.

Being a sysadmin I wanted to know when my home devices become unreachable and when the owncloud instance is down. By mail in the first place if possible by sms message for free in the ideal world.

And guess what, I managed to reach the ideal world to monitor my instances. Over here I'll describe how I managed to do so.


First of all you need to install …