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Monitoring apache & nginx using Monitis and M3

    Apache and Nginx web servers both expose a very nice interface for polling the web server status via HTTP, providing you with useful counters for statistics and up-time.

How to monitor (almost) anything with Monitis M3 – My very personal use case

Welcome M3 Among the many hats I wear, I also wear a DevOps/SysAdmin hat in Lacoon Security. When I was invited to custom tailor the monitoring solution for Lacoon Security, I didn’t even hesitate and recommended to use Monitis and M3. Partly because I wrote M3 but mainly because I think it is a really… Read the full post

How to monitor Squid proxy server

The Squid proxy server is one of the most famous proxy servers in the world. This software is a ‘must have’ in every network administrator’s tool bag. Squid is being used for web content caching, web access control, as a reverse proxy – anywhere the goal is productivity and easy control. It has very useful… Read the full post

Monitor your Java application logs in 4 easy steps

As systems administrators, application logs are often the key to our success, but also our biggest hassle. They provide clues to what’s going on when things go awry, and in those situations more detail is generally better. But when you don’t actually know something is wrong, and just want to get a sense for whether… Read the full post

Simple metric aggregation and automated custom monitors with Monitis and StatsD

StatsD is a Node.js daemon that accepts metrics over a simple and lightweight UDP protocol, aggregates those metrics, and sends the results to one or more backend systems for long-term time series data storage, graphing, alerting, etc. Existing backends included with StatsD support graphite and console output for testing. There are also third-party backends for… Read the full post

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Monitoring JBoss 7 with Monitis

When JBoss 7 was released, those familiar with earlier versions were taken by surprise – many familiar features were gone or completely redesigned. For instance, the JMX Console – a long-time staple of JBoss administration – was missing. While RedHat says JMX is still supported, their focus has clearly shifted – away from JMX and… Read the full post