graph it...

 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:29:34 +0200 
Creating suitable templates for your performance data in pnp4nagios is really worth the effort. Should have worked with the pnp4nagios templates much earlier! Still so many ideas how to improve it and add more features. Just realized today how long I haven't really worked with our monitoring system anymore. Had to delegate this task some years ago to others, but now I see how much more you could do with it and somehow I regret it.
 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:03:06 +0200 
Always got to hear there is no CPU stats for DELL switches, also the monitoring plugins I saw had fans, temp, psu, ports, etc. but no CPU. So I was bit excited when I found CPU stats in SNMP today for a DELL PowerConnect 2848. But then again in other places the SNMP implementation is just broken. It is the most recent firmware from last year. :-!$ snmpwalk -v2c -c public switchaddress .
SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.674.10895.3000. = INTEGER: 67109249
SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.674.10895.3000. = INTEGER: 67109249
Error: OID not increasing: SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.674.10895.3000.
>= SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.674.10895.3000.

Is DELL a company that will fix such problems?

Icinga 2.0

 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:29:25 +0200 last edited: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:45:10 +0200  

#^Icinga 2.0 has arrived
The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Today we release our stable version of Icinga 2.0: One incredibly powerful, ingeniously scalable piece of monitoring software that is simple to install, logical to configure and easy to extend. If you have been on another planet for the last 20 months, you can catch up on our numerous...

Icinga Web 2 Preview

 Wed, 07 May 2014 20:56:21 +0200 
#^A Preview to Icinga Web 2

As we tinker away at Icinga Web 2, we’re finding it harder to keep it secret. So we thought: Why not show you what we have cooking under the hood? Effortless Dashboards When logging into Icinga Web 2 the first port of call will be your dashboard. These can be configured to show as many...

Very impressive statement:
With an empty cache, just four requests are sent from the browser, amounting to a crazy total of 60KB to be loaded by the server. This is the HTML code, a large Icinga logo, Javascript for the application and various style sheets.
From this point on, no single JS or CSS file needs to be loaded.

NSClient++ new configuration

 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:50:26 +0100 
If you need to monitor M$ Windows servers #NSClient++ is a nice tool. Today I had to change some service checks and tried the release candidate from v0.4.2. It is quite different, but it is absolutely worth to dig into the new configuration and possibilities. The new filters and all these things are so powerful and amazing. \o/

CheckSystem — NSClient++ 0.4.2 documentation
Various system related checks, such as CPU load, process state, service state memory usage and PDH counters. A list of all avalible queries (check commands) A list of all short hand aliases for queries (check commands) Commands (executable): TODO: Add command list A quick reference for all avalible queries (check commands) in the CheckSystem module...

Just not got  [/includes] working yet to better structure all the checks.