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Peter Andersson
peter@it-slav.net

I've already got a female to worry about. Her name is the Enterprise.
-- Kirk, "The Corbomite Maneuver", stardate 1514.0

Background As an increasing number of system administrators turn to mobile devices to access information on server and network status, the number of mobile security attacks are drastically increasing. op5 addresses the issues by introducing a secure mobile app, offering IT staff a convenient and safe path to mobile server monitoring.   Accessing your Nagios-based […]

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Background My latest gizmo in the basement is a Netgear ReadyNAS RN104. Of cource I want to monitor it so I can be sure that it is healthy. This article describe howto monitor the RN104 by using SNMP. The implementation monitors: Disk status/temperature CPU temperature Fan status/speed Network status Admin GUI status  

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Background I wanted to have a LCD display on my desk showing the status of my monitor system. At the same time op5 created a competition with the coolest implementation of Raspberry PI and op5 Monitor. These things together made me getting started with my project. The result can be seen in this video  

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Background My son got the amazing game Minecraft as a birthday present. Of course I think I should provide the service to him and his friends to have a couple of minecraftservers to be able to play together. Soon it became business critical and I started to think about how to monitor that the Minecraft […]

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–cut– The Red Herring editorial team selected the 2012 Top 100 Europe. This exceptional group of companies are among the most innovative, unique and promising companies selected from a pool of hundreds from across Europe. The Top 100 were evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, IP […]

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An howto that describe howto use irc as an alarm consol to nagios or op5 monitor

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Background It really annoyed me that the iowait at the cpu on the Dom 0 system was approximatly 50% when the 4 virtual system was doing more or less nothing. I showed my earlier blogpost about VM virtualization to our sysadmin at op5. He gave me a couple of more hints that really make a […]

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Background As an it slave, I have the same problems as most datacenters: Running out of space because of more and more machines get into the datacenter Overheating Powerconsumption Added to the "normal" datacenter problems, I also have to deal with: Wife acceptance Noice, my neighbours has complained about the noice outside my basement. To […]

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06
Dec

 News – Monitor v5.5 Monitor 5.5 –  It’s always extra fun when we do releases. News in short are: Support for offline maps – no need to have online gmap connection Introducing IP traffic “weathermaps” i.e. a user friendly way to present traffic flows, being WAN or LAN traffic Display monitor data on external web […]

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Background I have a long time looked at Telldus Tellstick that can control wall-plug socket recievers and other devices. Finally I got my hands on one that my collegue wanted to sell. This article will describe how to get it up and running on a x86_64 CentOS 6 box, the procedure would be the same on […]

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Background As a monitoring fanatic, I think that have mirrored disk without monitor the mirror is worse then not have a redundant disk system at all. If you think that you are safe and you are not, is worse then be aware of a risk and calculate with it. This article will describe how I did monitoring […]

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Background My old NAS built on top of CentOS has some performence issues and the disks are quit old now. The hardware is leftovers that is approx 8 years old and not highend at that time either. The disks age has worried my for a time and I would like to have higher redunduncy with […]

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Monitor the cloud with nagios or op5 monitor.

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05
Apr

Background It is very handy to have a temprobe attached to network devices like a Wlan router, if OpenWRT is installed it is easy to use 1-wire devices. By using this method it is possible to create wireless temperature probes that uses Wlan.  

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To be able to administrate my OpenWRT router from Internet I need to open the ssh port on the Wan interface.   It is real simple, just add to following to /etc/config/firewall: #open ssh on wan interface config rule                        option src              wan         option dest_port        22         option target           ACCEPT             option proto            tcp  And restart […]

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Background After struggeling with my Linksys WRT-160NL to get OpenWRT stable I finally gave up. It ended upp with DD-WRT instead. Unfortunatly DD-WRT do not have the functionality I want like: -rndis device so I could use my Android phone to connect to Internet -1-wire device support -Nagios agent The solution was to buy another device where OpenWRT support […]

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  Background I have a need of GPS tag my digital photos. Unfortunatly a GPS device to my camera costs approx 230 Eur. In my humble opinion I think that is way of, especially considering that with some software in the camera any standard USB GPS reciever would do the job. They cost approx 40 Eur. I have […]

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Presenting collected Nagios data has been cumbersome. But now with op5 added funtionality, storing the data in a database makes it much easier. Morten Bekkelund has created a nice dashboard typically used in NOCs. The dashboard has been modified and improved by the community and an example can be seen at op5 sandbox dashboard and […]

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Background When I was preparing a presentation about what op5 is doing and our contribution to the community, I went to ideas.nagios.org. When I browsed the list of the biggest issues with Nagios I found out that op5 has packaged and solved them all in op5 Monitor. I encourage everyone to take a peak at the list […]

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When there is summer and Scandinavia closes down it is hard to be a geek. Everybody, including me, moves out to small cottages in the forrest where 3G coverage is bad which gives low bandwidth a new meaning.    I have found one way of still doing geeky things combined with vacation. That is update […]

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Background I wanted to use a 3G dongle with a twin SIM card as my Internet connection when I’m traveling. I have earlier decribed howto share the Internet connection and make it more flexible by using an OpenWRT router with USB interface as a bridge between Wlan and 3G/GPRS provided internet. Unfortunatly Tele2s support personel cannot keep track of […]

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      op5 is the leading provider of monitoring software in Europe. op5 uses Open Source and their monitoring services are now available in the Cloud via City Cloud, a cloud computing service from City Network. By introducing monitoring in a new business model, customers are now able to get professional monitoring in the […]

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  Background After waiting for the Hummingbird release for the LaFonera 2.0G a long time and discussed with the Fon support team when 3G dongles will work, I gave up and installed OpenWRT on my LaFonera 2.0G router.   I’m sorry FON, you have a cool idea and nice routers but your unlogical approach to the users […]

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Background After succesfully installed my new Linksys WRT160NL with OpenWrt, the next step is to configure it. As the summer is approaching and my need for Internet access in our summer cottage will arrise. The summer cottage is in the middle of nowhere so it would be handy to put a USB dongle and the […]

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  Background After getting fedup with the bad fon support I decided to give a new wireless router a try. After browsing internet and openwrt forums I thought that a Linksys WRT160NL would fulfill my requirements: The requrements are: N 3G USB dongle Cheap  

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