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Grafana Performance Dashboards

04, Oct Marcel Fuhrmann

As Administrator it is sometimes necessary to diagnose performance characteristics between different servers. There are two diagnostic dashboards which can be used to compare performance metrics from SNMP agents running on Microsoft Windows and Linux. The performance metrics are collected with the o...

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Smart Debug Logging

05, Aug Marcel Fuhrmann

Sometimes you have to set a specific OpenNMS deamon to DEBUG mode to find issues in your configuration. Depending of the environments size OpenNMS can create many log entries while being in DEBUG mode. But in some cases the log rotation is faster than an editor can open a log file and the amount of...

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Monitoring services or metrics and getting alarms isn't complicated. A more interesting question is: How to fix them (fast)?

Monitoring systems, even in small or middle sized environments, creates a lot of different alarms. When you are working in a team, sometimes the person who creates a test or...

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In OpenNMS we use Atlassian Bamboo which runs all our tests and build also the packages which can be installed on different operating systems. It plays an important role as quality gate for changes going into the code base. Our Bamboo is public available and can be seen by everyone.

There are...

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Our UK OpenNMS ambassador, Craig Gallen, gave us a hint about a meeting from the Irish Network Operators Group (iNOG) followed by a 2 day Network Operators Tools Hackathon co-hosted by Ripe NCC. I've attended a few NOG meetings already and like the tech-driven and very friendly atmosphere. L...

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Running a Minion with Docker is relatively easy, you just need to have Docker installed. It makes also updating the Minion very easy cause you can follow the tags latest for latest stable version or trying a bleeding snapshot. You can configure everything through environment variables. At a bare...

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Running applications in containers provides many benefits, and it's not just hype. Higher velocity to maintain changes while keeping a service available. Scaling your software by just spinning up more instances to handle load. Container images allow you to manage your application dependencies and li...

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PRIS Release Management and Continuous Delivery Workflow

The current release workflow for PRIS and the Docker Container Images was driven by manual tasks. That means you have to push a "Release Button" which sets version numbers and triggers Docker Image builds. I have switched to a continuous del...

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A monitoring solution should always help in bad situations and provide a useful overview of your system health status. Service availability monitors are especially handy to ensure that all services are running on the correct machines.

In past, I have run into an problem which was more of an issue...

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People familiar with production lines are familiar with using Stack Lights to indicate the status of a machine.

Wouldn't it be cool to have something similar as a status indicator for your IT-Infrastructure? This question is probably ~20 years old and we've ended up with things like the USB Tab...

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