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21. 11. 2022 Juergen Vigna NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Monitor Your SMS Gateways by Sending Actual SMS’s (Part 2/2)

Last time I wrote about how you can have incoming SMS messages sent to the Tornado Engine so that you can make Tornado Rules to process them. This time I’d like to show you a real use case where we check whether the SMS Gateway is really working or not by sending an SMS to…

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28. 10. 2022 Juergen Vigna Contribution, NetEye

Receiving and Handling Incoming SMS’s on NetEye in Tornado (Part 1/2)

Most physical NetEye servers have an SMS Gateway attached in order to send CRITICAL notifications via an SMS message, since this will work even when the main network is down. However, sometimes you just want to send messages to your NetEye server’s SMS Gateway in order to effect certain actions, for example just to check…

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22. 03. 2022 Juergen Vigna ITOA, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Monitoring Fortigate Firewall SLA Trackers

Recently a customer told me he would like to monitor and graph the values that his Fortigate Firewall was generating for his configured SLA Trackers. What are these SLA Trackers? I informed myself and found the following in a Fortigate Cookbook. Fortigate Performance SLA ─ Link Monitoring Performance SLA link monitoring measures the health of…

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22. 12. 2021 Juergen Vigna Cloud, NetEye

Monitoring HPE Nimble Storage

HPE Nimble Storage is a data storage solution, created by Nimble Storage, which was bought by HPE in 2017. Recently I had to monitor such a storage service and for this I used the following plugin: check_nimble_health_api.py Nimble offers a REST Web API to query its status and that’s what this plugin uses. Unfortunately it’s…

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23. 11. 2021 Juergen Vigna APM, NetEye, Visual Synthetic Monitoring

HOW-TO’s for Alyvix Server Integration into NetEye 4

We’ve already written a blog post about how to integrate Alyvix 3 and Alyvix Server into NetEye 4. Some time has passed and a few things have changed, so here are some new HOWTO’s that can make your life easier. HARD State/Soft State with the right notification sent out The first thing is that the…

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22. 11. 2021 Juergen Vigna Contribution, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Monitoring SOAP Webservices

SOAP is a messaging protocol for exchanging information based on XML over the network. SOAP messages are written in XML, which is why they are platform- and language-independent. A lot of enterprises have such webservices that return useful data for use in (web) applications. Now, if you want your application to work, then these webservices…

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28. 05. 2021 Juergen Vigna Contribution, ITOA, NetEye

Monitoring Host Availability inside Grafana

A frequent request I get is how to view the availability of hosts and/or services within a Grafana dashboard. Here I demonstrate how to do this for host availability. To implement this, we first create a new table in our MariaDB on NetEye. I’ll call this table host_daily_sla and put it in the pre-existing reporting…

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08. 02. 2021 Juergen Vigna ITOA, NetEye

GlusterFS as a Shared Elasticsearch Backup Volume

To be able to make Elasticsearch Snapshots you need shared storage mounted on all Elasticsearch Data Nodes. There are various possible file systems you can use for this: GFS, NFS, CIFS and GlusterFS. What is GlusterFS GlusterFS is a scalable network file system suitable for data-intensive tasks such as cloud storage and media streaming. GlusterFS…

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18. 12. 2020 Juergen Vigna Log Management, Log-SIEM, NetEye

Monitor Microsoft Exchange Logs Using NetEye 4 Log Management

So you have a Microsoft Exchange mail server infrastructure and want full control over it using the NetEye 4 Log Management module? Yes, you can do that. An Exchange server writes out various log files: MessageTracking Imap4/Pop3 Smtp IIS logs To be able to send these logs to NetEye you have to install the Filebeat…

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09. 11. 2020 Juergen Vigna APM, NetEye

Using Sahi Pro on and with NetEye 4

What is Sahi Pro? Sahi Pro is a suite of mature, business-ready tools for the automated testing of Web, Web services, Mobile, Windows Desktop, SAP GUI and Java applications. For testing teams who need rapid and reliable automation, Sahi Pro would be the best choice among automation tools. Integration with NetEye 4 For those who…

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22. 07. 2020 Juergen Vigna NetEye

Updating NetEye 4 Using ‘neteye upgrade’ with a Proxy

In NetEye 4.11 the neteye upgrade command was introduced and has to be used when updating to the next release. Now, everything is all well and good if you have direct access to the Internet from your NetEye 4 server, but if you have to use a proxy to update your servers then the procedure…

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29. 04. 2020 Juergen Vigna NetEye

Adding a Node to a DRBD Device with Wrong max-peers

What is DRBD? DRBD is a distributed replicated storage system for the Linux platform. It is implemented as a kernel driver, several user-space management applications, and some shell scripts.  DRBD is traditionally used in high availability (HA) computer clusters, but beginning with DRBD version 9, it can also be used to create larger software defined storage pools with…

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23. 03. 2020 Juergen Vigna NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Monitoring iSeries Hosts with NetEye

Last week I had to implement monitoring checks for a customer’s host running an IBM iSeries server. As the monitoring for that is a bit particular, I’d like to share what I did, and also share with you an Icinga2 Basket containing the monitoring structure. Where to Find the Necessary Files You may download the…

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17. 12. 2019 Juergen Vigna NetEye, Predictive Analysis, Unified Monitoring

Monitor Cluster Disk Space with Icinga2

The Problem If you’re trying to monitor a Microsoft Cluster, you’ll surely want to monitor the disk space of a single cluster service. In this case there’s a problem with Icinga2 Agent:  you can’t use it with more than one IP address.  So you can’t simultaneously monitor the resources of the “physical” host and a…

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13. 12. 2019 Juergen Vigna Log-SIEM, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Securing scp/sftp Access to Your Centos7/Redhat7 Server

Sometimes you just need to temporarily grant access to a user to copy some files to your server. But no user should have access to the shell. For sftp this is quite simple (see below), but for scp it’s not that trivial. Also, you probably want to set the user up in a directory with…

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