I figured someone would be using monit to watch the Wowza server, but this thread on the Wowza forums had no responses. So I rolled my own configuration. Obviously you will want to customize the email address in the first gist. And, then tail -f /var/log/syslog to see monit’s activity in syslog. I had to add a script which stores the PID of Wowza into a temp file so monit could watch that, hence the run.sh script. This works on Ubuntu with Wowza installed into /usr/localWowzaMediaServer (which is the default installation path). You will need to install postfix to use localhost as your mailserver, and you might find notification get marked as spam if you do this to a Gmail account, so check your spam folder once you’ve started monit.