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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 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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–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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15
Mar

Andreas Ericsson at op5 is working with major improvements of Nagios. The focus areas are: Complexity reduction by moving from multi-threading to single threaded programing Reducing latency Disk I/O usage reduction CPU usage reduction Memory usage reduction Read more at http://blogs.op5.com/development-work-on-nagios-project-to-improve-performance/

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Filled Under: Nagios, op5, op5 Monitor

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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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 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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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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  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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      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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Filled Under: english, op5
25
May

  I have registred me to attend the open Splunk event in Stockholm. Within 24 hours I got an email telling that they do not want competitors at the event and would like to discuss the purpose of me attending. I called the Splunk representative and told him that op5 thinks Splunk is a competitor in some cases [...]

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Filled Under: english, op5, op5 Monitor
26
Feb

The release of the next generation Open Source Network Monitoring Software is only weeks away with the release of op5 Monitor 5. Here you can download a Beta version of the sofware intended for testing och evaluation or try it at a live demo. op5 Monitor Beta, virtual image in ovf format Try op5 Monitor [...]

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17
Feb

An email sent to op5-users from op5s CTO, Peter Östlin. –cut– Hi All, The op5 devel team has been kind of quiet on the list lately. The reason for this is that we have been working very hard to complete the next release of Merlin and Ninja. The result of this will be the release [...]

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Filled Under: english, op5, op5 Monitor

Background I was reading the Swedish computer magazine, Tech World. There was an article about an appliance solution that could give a report about unused switch ports. The box PortIQ from Infoblox costs approximatly 10.000 Euro. op5 has developed this feature at a customer site and is included with op5 Monitor, op5 has published the code [...]

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https://bugs.op5.com/ is now also open for external users to sign up. By signing up you can post bug and feature requests, post bug-notes etc. Before doing so, please check out the "How to Submit Bug/Feature" documentation available from within the bug tracker. Note: op5 opensource projects Merlin, Ninja and Nacoma are for now available as [...]

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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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15
Sep

op5 Announces Global Partner TruePath Technologies, Inc. For U.S. Markets FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -August 5, 2009-Swedish OS Management IT monitoring software developer, op5, announced today their partnership alliance with American company TruePath Technologies, Inc. – one of the premier monitoring service companies in the United States.

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Filled Under: Hints, op5

  Next week, op5 will release the new Nagios GUI called Ninja. The license is GPL and several people has reported the GUI work perfectly well on vanilla Nagios. Ninja uses a database backend. Merlin, another op5 developed software feeds the Nagios information into the database. Links: op5 -OpenSource based management software company Ninja- Nagios [...]

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Op5 has written an excellent article howto monitor Esx3.x, ESXi, vSphere 4 and vCenter Server with op5 Monitor. This article is op5 Monitor centric but op5 Monitor is based on Nagios so this article can be used to implement Nagios vmware monitoring. The plugin used to gather the information is GPLd and developed by op5. [...]

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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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