Documenting Linux servers process applications

Dear experts,

I am in the need to document and put into a logical diagram (flowchart) of what our Linux (Debian) servers do.

I need to produced the process dependencies that help the interaction of the running applications.
Meaning  the way Apache works with MySql (ports, system users, IPs, MAC, etc) and how it flows in the Intranet.

I want to document the versions of the applications like for Apache, MySql. Get as much detail as possible that help us troubleshoot or keep development.

I am trying to figure out with a few commands I find on the web like htop.

Suggestions are much needed to get this done as professional as possible.

Thank you!
marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAsked:
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HDatabase AdministratorCommented:
You could create nice graphical views and exports of the processes using the Free Linux Process Explorer (similar to the windows process explorer)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/procexp/
marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I don’t want to install anything on those production servers.

This utility is helping me out I think: http://hisham.hm/htop/index.php?page=screenshots
HDatabase AdministratorCommented:
Yes HTOP  is a good tool

it does launch in the console, but you can interact with it using the mouse, it's colored and it's animated which is nice

you can click on column headers to sort, scroll with the mouse,

I like to use MWsnap , snag-it or any screen print tool and just grab random screen for the documentation creation.
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gheistCommented:
HTOP shows no versions.
Actually there is very little difference with MySQL 4-6 or Apache 2.0-2.4

Versions are shown with apt-show-versions.

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marceloNYCMiddle-Tier AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thank you!!!
gheistCommented:
But you do not need to replicate old senile setup in any migration....
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