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30. 06. 2020 Andrea Avancini Business Service Monitoring, NetEye

Automating Procedures: The NetEye Upgrade Command

Upgrading a NetEye 4 installation, either as a cluster or a single instance, is not always a painless activity. NetEye 4 is, in fact, a very sophisticated product that offers its customers a very large number of features, and operates in complex and business-critical environments. From version to version, the upgrade procedure may change: as…

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01. 04. 2020 Andrea Avancini Bug Fixes, NetEye

Bug Fixes for NetEye 4.10

Fixed a bug that affected the signature of logs written by Logstash when receiving data from Beats. For NetEye 4.10 we updated: elasticsearch, elasticsearch-autosetup, elasticsearch-neteye-config, elasticsearch-xpack, elasticsearch-xpack-autosetup, kibana, kibana-autosetup, kibana-neteye-config, kibana-xpack, kibana-xpack-autosetup, logstash, logstash-neteye-config, logstash-neteye-config-autosetup, logstash-xpack, logstash-xpack-autosetup to version 7.4.0_neteye2.7.4-1

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27. 03. 2020 Andrea Avancini Business Service Monitoring, NetEye

NetEye Automatic Provisioning in vSphere — Part 3

In the previous blog post in our #devops series, we discussed how to automatically provision a NetEye cluster with virtually zero hassle. Thanks to Ansible, in fact, we dramatically reduced the amount of manual effort needed to generate a fully working cluster. This, in turn, opened up an opportunity to boost our cluster testing infrastructure…

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26. 09. 2019 Andrea Avancini Business Service Monitoring, NetEye

NetEye Automatic Provisioning in vSphere – Part 2

Deploying a NetEye Cluster If you regularly follow this blog, you know that we automatically generate and test a NetEye ISO every night. Starting from the ISO, we can also automatically provision a NetEye virtual machine in a VMware vSphere infrastructure. One might wonder, “What if, since I already have these two ingredients available, I…

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09. 08. 2019 Andrea Avancini Log-SIEM, NetEye

Automatic Load Test of Rsyslog, Logstash, and Elasticsearch

At Würth Phoenix we take testing very seriously. NetEye 4 is a sophisticated product that operates in complex and business-critical environments, so it requires lots of tests before being released. One challenging part of the testing phase is load testing, where the functionalities of a system are subject to predetermined levels of load. NetEye customers…

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08. 07. 2019 Andrea Avancini Business Service Monitoring, NetEye

ISO Generation with Ansible – Part 2

As mentioned in the previous post of this series, at Würth Phoenix we build our NetEye ISOs from scratch every night to be sure that every morning everything will be fresh.To perform this activity with no manual intervention in a robust, repeatable, and reliable way, the R&D team uses Jenkins, a well known open source…

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20. 06. 2019 Andrea Avancini Events, ITOA, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

InfluxDays London 2019

As did for the last year edition, our DevOps team participated at InfluxDays, a conference organized by InfluxData and focused on time series data. We were really looking at the event with excitement, for all the new features InfluxData is putting into the new InfluxDB 2.0. So, apart from grabbing a very nice t-shirt, we…

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27. 03. 2019 Andrea Avancini NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Infrastructure Provisioning with Terraform

Being able to perform automatic provisioning of infrastructure is becoming a must-have feature for teams that want to be able to automate their entire provisioning and deployment process, and the Wuerth Phoenix team is no exception. Tools like HashiCorp’s Terraform can help teams in reaching this goal by providing the capability of writing IaC (Infrastructure…

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