Take your monitoring to the next level by creating self-resetting event log checks. Sometimes it is not only faults which can be harvested from the windows event log many applications will also report a message when the state returns to normal. This tutorial show you how to configure NSClient++ 0.4.1 to setup auto resetting event log checks. In addition to using passive checks via NSCA I will also demonstrate how to use the Cache module to benefit from real time event log checks via NRPE.
Sometimes I am actually not working with my computer. Usually this happens during summer when I am having what other people call vacation. This year I spent parts of the summer helping my mother fix up her house.
I was asked to present at OSMC in October later this year and figured I would ask around a bit:
What would you like to hear me talk about?
Now I figured I would also use this to see what kind of blog post I shall write so two birds with one stone :)
I have been quite for a few weeks, and that is not just because I have been lazy. No in fact I have been extremely busy and will probably be for the foreseeable future. But I shall try to squeeze out some time to write the odd blog post in the new few weeks at least. So why have I been busy you ask?
Posted by Michael Medin at 2012-04-22
I moved all my photos over to my Synology NAS (which I really enjoy) just to discover that it would take months to index all photos. So I started to look for options and while most people managed to increase the speed a bit by reducing the quality of the thumbnails I figured why not utilize some of the CPU power I have at home?
So I ended up using my Linux box to do the thumbnailing for me instead which reduced the time to thumbnail 30.000 photos down to hours.
Is the cheep toner from InkClub really the same as the slightly more expensive toner from HP?
After testing I can say that it is not the same and the slightly cheaper toner from InkClub is horrendous and not worth the price at all…
Well, since I got an email from Würth Phoenix asking me to plug their conference Which has been renamed again this year calling itself Open Source System Management Conference 2012. Ironically enough they forgot to include the link making it a bit difficult to give some information but a quick google reviled this page http://www.wuerth-phoenix.com/en/company/event/nagios-event/. Since I figured it would be a dreadfully short blog post with just a single conference I figured I’d mention the other once I know about as well.
Monitoring the event log can quickly become straining for both the computer as well as the administrator as the event log grows and grows. To make this simpler for both the administrator and the computer NSClient++ 0.4.0 introduced real-time event log monitoring. This means we no longer scan the event log instead we simply scan events as they come in. The benefit, in addition to lowering the resources required, is that we can also get notified instantly when an error occurs instead of every 5 minutes or however often we check the log. Another addition is a simple client o generate event log message to help administrators debug event log filters. This is a quick introduction to event log monitoring and real-time event log monitoring showing how to set up real-time event log monitoring both for active and passive use via NSCA and NRPE.
Posted by Michael Medin at 2012-03-09
This is a series detailing how you can leverage WMI to monitor you Computers from a monitoring tool such as Nagios or Icinga. Since I decided to clean up the command line syntax of the WMI plugin for NSClient++ for the up-coming 0.4.0 version a few days ago I will start by showing how you can use what has become an almost full featured WMI client.
Idag på vägen hem så passerade jag central stationen som de håller på att bygga om. Och jag är väldigt entusiastisk över den “nya” central stationen som är mera “europeisk”. Tidigare var det mest 2-3 kiosker och ett stort väntrum men nu blir det en massa små mack barer, restauranger och affärer. Något som är väldigt vanligt i t.ex. Tyskland där tåg stationerna blir lite som en mini galleria där man kan plocka med sig allt det där som man inte har tid med annars.
Så när jag passerade passade jag på att flanera runt lite och titta på de (fortfarande bara en handfull) små “mini restauranger” som öppnat på nedre plan.