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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 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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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 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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29
Sep

The tech team at op5 have published a number of new How-To articles on the op5 Support web. Here is a list of the most recent How-Tos:   Access op5 Monitor from your iPhone http://www.op5.com/how-to/access-op5-monitor-iphone/   Access op5 Monitor on Android Smartphone http://www.op5.com/how-to/access-op5-monitor-android-smartphone/   How-to monitor a KVM installation http://www.op5.com/how-to/how-to-monitor-kvm-installation/   Secure communication with Cloud […]

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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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Monitor the cloud with nagios or op5 monitor.

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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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  We would like to meet with you on an op5 Inspiration Day in September. It will be a day with topics like IT operations, cloud monitoring, virtualization, outsourcing and how to get control of everything in an easy way. The most important thing is to meet and listen to other users, hear about the […]

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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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26
May

This is old news but still important.   – OpenBSD 4.7 RELEASED ————————————————- May 19, 2010. We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.7. This is our 27th release on CD-ROM (and 28th via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD’s record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in […]

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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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02
May

  I wanted to unlock my operator locked Huawei e1750 modem. After googling I found this page in swedish. The unlock code can be calculated by using the IMEI number, the unlock code is sent by using AT commands. I have succesfully tested this on e1750 and e1550. I also tried it on e220 and it did not work.

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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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  I wanted to use the Android SDK on my Ubuntu machine, mainly to grab screenshoots but also to play around with it.   I followed the guidelines at this guide, but it did not work. DDM just show garbage as the device and when trying to get a screenshoot it complained with: 54:42 W/ddms: […]

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After waiting for several weeks, my new phone, a HTC Desire has finally arrived. I have been a heavy cellphone user since started working as a Tivoli consultant in -98. I bought my first cellphone -94 and have had several so called smart phones both from Nokia and Ericsson.   For the first time I […]

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Background I bought a Fonera 2.0g WLAN router and I wanted to extend the functionality to have the possibility to add packages from OpenWRT. I also wanted the possibility to manage my new router with ssh. The way to achive this is by installing developer firmware.

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  Background It is always a good idea to monitor the server hardware, in many cases the root cause of the probblem is hardware related like: a fan stops and the temperature gets to high, dust in the machine makes it to hot, disks that fails, memory corruption and so on.  This article will describe […]

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I have an old iPod G3 player that I haven’t used for several years. The main reason is that it is full of Apple vendor lock-in "features". The most annoying issues are: Hard to manage without iTunes iTunes is crap Cannot play ogg and flac I just want to attach it and it should popup like […]

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