By Jeremiah Shirk on Aug, 07, 2012
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
By Jeremiah Shirk on Jul, 30, 2012
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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By Joe Kern on Mar, 30, 2012
Monitoring tools are only as good as YOU make them! Not really what you wanted to hear? Sorry but the truth will set you FREE. This Article will cover 10 Tips for Monitoring Best Practices. Guess what… they are all about YOU not the monitoring tools or features! All monitoring solutions simply do what YOU… Read the full post
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By Hovhannes Avoyan on Dec, 13, 2011
Monitoring Event Logs and Using Monitis Notifications The last several articles have talked a lot about custom monitors and about using WMI with PowerShell, but we’ve largely been doing the same scenario over and over again: - Creating a custom monitor in monitis - Querying WMI - Updating the monitor with text So far, we… Read the full post
By Wawrzyniec on Nov, 18, 2011
Apache is the most popular webserver, and M3 (Monitis Monitor Manager) is one very powerful Monitis tool. It’s a no-brainer to bring them together. In this short document, first we will look briefly at how Apache presents its logs. Next we will define the way to measure the speed of a webserver, and finally we will learn… Read the full post
By Ralph Eck on Sep, 14, 2011
In previous syslog-ng articles we focused primarily on how to configure syslog-ng to log to a remote database server, such as PostgreSQL. However, perhaps not all wish to log to a database server for one reason or another. Fortunately, as an alternative method, syslog-ng also has the capability of logging to a remote host using… Read the full post