Monitoring

Wireshark 2.0.2 released

Wireshark 2.0.2 recently released, is a free, open source packet analyzer used for network troubleshooting, monitoring, analysis, software and communications protocol development. The latest release Wireshark 2.0.2 comes with a number of vulnerabilities & bug fixes, including new and updated Capture File Support – 3GPP TS 32.423 Trace, iSeries, Ixia IxVeriWave, pcap, and pcapng. Wireshark 1.12.3 Updates HTTP 302 decoded as TCP when “Allow subdissector to reassemble TCP streams” option is enabled.

Monitorix 3.7.0 released

Monitorix 3.7.0 recently released, is a free, open source, lightweight system monitoring tool designed to monitor as many services and system resources as possible. It has been created to be used under production Linux/UNIX servers, but due to its simplicity and small size can be used on embedded devices as well. Monitorix 3.7.0 Updates Added a complete statistical VerliHub (verlihub) graph Added a complete graph for Varnish proxy cache Improved ‘port’ option documentation of the Nginx graph in the man page of monitorix.

Install and Configure JMX using Zabbix Java Gateway

With the introduction of Zabbix 2.0 & above, the ability to monitor JMX counters without deploying additional software has been introduced in the form of a daemon called “Zabbix Java Gateway“. The most common use of JMX is monitoring thread counts and memory usage of any Java enabled application via the resource objects called MBeans (Managed Beans). See wiki for full explanation. Zabbix Java Gateway can be installed alongside Zabbix Server or as a standalone server.

Monitor Windows Server 2008 Recycle Bin using Zabbix

I was recently given a task to capture the total size of deleted items in Recycle Bin for all user profiles on a server and report an alert when it reaches the defined threshold irrespective of the number of volumes on the server. The idea behind this was to ensure no one leaves large deleted files on their recycle bin that might lead to disk been full. This is the approach I have taken to achieve this and it could be better, so I welcome suggestions and improvements.

Add monitor for mission critical application service in Zabbix

If you are running a service based mission critical applications on a Windows server and you would like to be notified immediately when the application service(s) goes down, then this post is for you and with the assumption that you are using Zabbix as your monitoring tool. This post will focus on: – Adding a monitor for the desired service in zabbix – Setup a trigger to notify you when the service goes down.

How to find Perfmon counter key values for Zabbix

This post is simply to show us how to find a Perfmon counter key value for use when adding a Perfmon counter in Zabbix. – On your Windows server, click Start Administrative Tools Performance Monitor – Right-click on Performance Monitor Click on Properties – Under the properties screen, click on Data tab. As seen the default counter is ‘Processor Time in percentage‘ – The Key value for zabbix would be in this format: perf_counter[\Processor Information(_Total)\% Processor Time] I have also added a few more: – DNS Caching Memory: perf_counter[“\DNS\Caching Memory”]

Deploy zabbix agent and Monitor on Windows Server

This post is in continuation of my earlier post on ‘How to install Zabbix on CentOS‘ and here I will show us how to deploy the Zabbix agent on a Windows machine and add the server into Zabbix so we can start monitoring it. This is very simple to do 🙂 Steps: 1. Install and configure zabbix agent: – Create a folder called ‘Zabbix‘ under C: drive (c:\zabbix) – Download the Windows Zabbix agent files.

Installing Zabbix 2.0 package from EPEL on CentOS 6.4

As promised from my previous post on Installing CentOs on VirtualBox, this post will be focused on step by step installation guide of Zabbix on CentOS. As at the writing of this post, Zabbix v2.0 and CentOS v6.4 where the latest. It is assumed that you already have CentOS 6.4 installed and configured. [box type=”info” size=”medium” style=”rounded” icon=”info”]Update: Added steps on how to open up zabbix ports in a production environment without having to disable IPTABLES[/box] Setup: 1: Download Package – # rpm -ivh http://repo.