OpenShift V3 Persistent Storage Nagios Plugin


By the time of writing, OpenShift V3 comes with poor monitoring capabilities. The build-in monitoring only checks the metrics of Memory/CPU/Network, and it does not even support alerting! And the lowest granular level only down to last hour. So you have to build your own monitoring if you want to keep close eyes on your … Continue reading OpenShift V3 Persistent Storage Nagios Plugin

Check ESX Plugin for Nagios


Check ESX is a plugin developed by op5 to primarily be used with op5 Monitor, but can also be used in Nagios installations, to monitor VMware ESX and vSphere servers. You can monitor either a single ESX(i)/vSphere server or a VMware VirtualCenter/vCenter Server and individual virtual machines. If you have a VMware cluster you should … Continue reading Check ESX Plugin for Nagios

Nagios: Synthetic Transaction


What is synthetic transaction? Simply speaking, it is a way to check the availability of an application across network. By definition, a synthetic transaction continues an automated, self-contained set of user operations that can be excuted against a service in the same way of a real cosumer of the service operates an application. For example, … Continue reading Nagios: Synthetic Transaction

Nagios XI: A restriction


One of the disadvantages of using Nagios XI is that it does not allow you directly modify the configuration file, like /usr/local/nagios/etc/services/*.cfg, /usr/local/nagios/etc/hosts/*.cfg. Well, let me make it more accurate. I should say that you are able to directly modify the configuration files, but your modifications will be overwritten by NagiosQL when you configured something … Continue reading Nagios XI: A restriction

Nagios XI: Monitoring Cisco 877 ADSL Router


We have couple Cisco 877 ADSL routers in some remote offices. To verify the ADSL line works properly, we add the routers into our Nagios monitor list. SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) and Attenucation are two key measurements that tell you the performance of the ADSL line: SNR reflects the signal strength to the level … Continue reading Nagios XI: Monitoring Cisco 877 ADSL Router