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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 a happy owner of a pebble watch I want my op5 Monitor notifications to it. This is a simple guide howto get notifications sent directly tt a pebble watch. My phone is an Android and probably there is similar ways of getting it working on iphone aswell. The guide will work on Nagios [...]

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

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Background On my electricity meter I have a flashing LED. 1000 flashes is 1 watthour. As a monitor geek I want to know my powerconsumption and find a 1-wire kit containing a counter and a sensor that could detect the flashing from the electricity meter. I wrote a script that collect the data in an [...]

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Background I have a FON router which allow anyone to connect to Intenet via my network connection. I like the openess and idea behind FON but I do not want to get in trouble if someone do bad things and using my network connection. One solution is to connect the FON accesspoint to a separate network segment and let all [...]

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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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01
Jan

After a couple of weeks fiddeling I can prodly announce that my new internet connection is in full use. The new access speed is 100 Mbit/s optical fiber, iperf tests show that I can get approx 97 Mbit/s in booth directions. Changes: 100 Mbit/s internet access provided by Ownit Updated firewall to OpenBSD 5.0 running [...]

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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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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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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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10
Oct

  As everybody knows, the answer is 42. Today is the date 101010, translate that binary number to decimal, you get 42.

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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 Finally it has arrived, Android 2.2 Froyo to HTC Desire. When I installed it I run into several problems and this is my guide how I solved it. It was a rather frustration experience and took a long while to solve. I ended up with a phone where almost everything was gone and I [...]

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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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  I’m the happay owner of a Huawei E1750 modem and it is real easy to get it running in Ubuntu. This guide will probably work with many other 3G USB modems. Just type from the command line: sudo apt-get install usb-modeswitch Plug in the modem Go to the Network manager and enter your Mobile Broadband [...]

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UPDATE 2014-07-07: op5 has released a native mobile app that are secure and uses op5 Monitor APIs. Please read more at: http://www.it-slav.net/blogs/2014/07/07/op5-releases-mobile-app-for-secure-monitoring-on-mobile-devices/     With my new and fancy HTC Desire I wanted to look at my Nagios or op5 Monitor status. I have found two apps Nagroid and NagMonDroid.  

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