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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 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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Background When I worked as a Tivoli Consultant I spend a lot of time investigating the customer processes and workflow and try to make the monitoring solution to support this. It was often long term projects and involved alot of people like, project managers, support staff, maintenance staff, application owners, applicataion engineers, operating systemens managers, DBAs [...]

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op5 AB is a world leading OSM – Open Source Management – company that delivers software based on open source for control of IT systems and networks. The award winning op5 Monitor is now released with important enhancements that will enable customers and other vendors to further improve usability and integration for optimized IT monitoring. [...]

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I’ll attend this years Slackathlon in Stockholm. I hope I will see you there Welcome to this years Slackathon! It will be held August 15th, at the Stockholm University, though not in the same conference room as the previous years, since it couldn’t hold all visitors anymore! As previous years, the website is slowly getting [...]

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09
Jun

op5 develops plugins for op5 Monitor, based on Nagios. As a courtesy to the community the plugins developed are free and can be downloaded from: http://www.op5.org/community/projects/op5-plugins The plugins is also located in a Git repository and can be checked out from: http://git.op5.org/git/

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05
Jun

A new place to find articles, plugins and other information abot nagios is http://exchange.nagios.org/.

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Filled Under: Hints, Links, Nagios
11
May

A new project called Icinga has been created and alot of fuzz in the Nagios community has been created. Andreas Ericson one of the members of the Nagios steering board has written this to his blog:

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Filled Under: Links, Nagios
02
May

May 1, 2009. We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.5. This is our 25th release on CD-ROM (and 26th via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD’s record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in the default install.

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Intel has been the leading graphic card manufacturer to OpenSource the graphic drivers. Now the fully documentaion is released: The PRM describes the architectural behavior and programming environment of the chipset and graphics devices. The GMCH’s Graphics Controller (GC) contains an extensive set of registers and instructions for configuration, 2D, 3D, and Video systems. The [...]

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Filled Under: english, Links

I will be running a demo of op5 products at thursday April 23:th 16:00 CET. The demo is hosted by Collax a op5 partner in Germany. If you want to attend, register at: http://www.collax.com/de/ueber-collax/events-collax-live/webcast-collax-monitoring-solution.html

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29
Mar

op5 is proud to arrange Nordic Meet on Nagios 2009 June 3-4th in Stockholm. —cut’n paste— Welcome to Nordic Meet on Nagios 2009 (NMN2009) June 3-4th, the largest Nagios Meet in Scandinavia. The 2008 Meet was a great success! The event was filled to the last seat and a great atmosphere in great summer weather [...]

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04
Mar

I will be one of the speakers at the Open Source in Schools conference 2009 in London March 6th, If you are interested take a peak at: http://www.opensourceinschools.org.uk/ Fusis arranges the conference and op5 is a partner to Fusis.

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03
Mar

Background My blog that uses MySQL as the database backend suddenly got real performance issues. The symptoms where: All my Nagios test failed from time to time with NRPE timeout The performence of my dynamic webpages was terrible slow. The load on the system showed very heavy load, more then 10 for  1, 5, and [...]

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04
Feb

Sometimes I ask myself why does not person X living in country Y not answer the phone or email. When I try the switchboard nobody answer. Maybe they have a holiday in that part of the world. A tool to find that out is “Earth Calendar” http://www.earthcalendar.net/ So mabe the reason that my blog dropped [...]

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Filled Under: Hints, Links
19
Dec

Anyone producing documents should try LaTeX. It creates documents with a professional look and it forces the author to focus on the content instead of the look. A very good guide is Tobi Oetikers “The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX 2ε“, btw the same guy that has created RRDtools. Of course my CV is [...]

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Filled Under: english, Hints, Links

A hint how to generate your own wordpress theme http://www.yvoschaap.com/wpthemegen/

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Filled Under: english, Hints, Links

In some cases the "Normal" way of running checks does not work, passive checks might do the job. I have a script the runs every night that backup my MySQL database. If this script fails I would like op5 Monitor or Nagios to send a notification. An active check will not work in this case [...]

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A hint for unix or linux gurus is to take a peak at Unix Guru Universe: http://www.ugu.com. I really like the UGU tip of the day with handy tips, howto, do not and so on… Subscribe today and learn more and more everyday

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24
Nov

I found a nerd test http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_nq.php I did the test and I got a rather good score: 2% scored higher (more nerdy), 1% scored the same, and 97% scored lower (less nerdy). And a nice picture to put on my homepage:

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Cut-n-paste from http://www.op5.org/about We want to give something back to the community We have built a successful business around several opensource components, such as Nagios, RRDTool, Cacti, syslog-ng, NSClient++, Linux and several hundred GNU programs and libraries. A big thanks to all the hundreds of programmers for their efforts. Now that we have addons around [...]

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Filled Under: english, Hints, Links, Nagios, op5
10
Nov

If you think Nagios got everything you need except nice reports. op5 Monitor has the solution to this issue. op5 have customers that are using op5 Monitor just for the reporting part and using other tools for monitoring. op5 has put alot of resources into reporting because that is the feedback we got from our [...]

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If you want to test that your Email system is working as supposed with op5 Monitor or Nagios, i.e. send and recieve emails. I recommend Email Delivery. Features: SMTP TLS SMTP IMAP IMAPS and much more… It simply creates an email and send it through an email system and check that the message is delivered. [...]

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Do you want to integrate your perfectly working op5 Monitor or Nagios installation with Asterisk? I’ve configured op5 Monitor to call me when it detects a problem, to listen to an example click on link below: 11880larm1 The text below is op5 Monitor centric. op5 Monitor is based on Nagios so the principle is the [...]

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