After a short conversation with BryanWB_ on the #logstash channel at Freenode, I realized that I did not know how my data was sent and how it was stored in Graphite. I knew that StatsD collects and aggregates my metrics. And I knew that StatsD ships them off to Graphite....

Inspired and passionate Inspired by Etsy’s blogpost Measure Anything, Measure Everything I have given metrics and how to extract them alot of thought. I work at Mintra Trainingportal and I am responsible for operations of our LMS application written in java. The team I work on consists of mostly developers....

It has been a few months since I first read about Sensu in the Devops Weekly newsletter. If you do not know what Sensu is, it is a very small and scalable open source monitoring framework. Sensu is written in Ruby and you can find the sourcecode on Github. Joe...

To prevent my colleagues to “accidentally” visit my irc-client when I am away from the keyboard, I use xlock to lock my screen. Who doesn’t?! Typing my password everytime I need to unlock the screen is too much hassle, so I wrote this simple udev-rule to unlock my screen when...

Cucumber-nagios is a beautiful tool that lets you describe any behaviour in a simple and human-readable language, and output it in the common nagios plugin format. As a sysadmin, I want to make my monitoring system to automatically check for available updates in WordPress. And for this task, cucumber-nagios felt...