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Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Monitoring your network with Icinga 2 (final part 6)

We now have Icinga2 monitoring working with Graphite to create monitoring charts. In this final article we look at Dashing Icinga2 Dashboard. It creates dashboards with Icinga2 data. It’s made in Ruby on top of the Dashing Framework. With this framework you can…

Monitoring your network with Icinga 2 (part 5)

Now that we have installed Icinga2 and used it to monitor Linux and Windows nodes we take a little closer look at Icinga Webserver 2. When we take a look at our Windows server 2016 node we see a couple of services. We…

Monitoring your network with Icinga 2 (part 4)

In part 1 through 3 in this series we looked at implementing Icinga2 in our network environment. We started with this topology. We installed an Icinga2 master and then a Linux and Windows Node. On both of the nodes we used the Node…

Monitoring your network with Icinga 2 (part 3)

Icinga2 can be used to monitor Linux machines as we setup in part 2. But what if we wanted to monitor a Windows Server? The latest version of Icinga2 works with configuration files. Is it important to understand that Icinga2 does not look…

Monitoring your network with Icinga 2 (part 2)

In the first part we installed Icinga2 and the Icinga Web 2 dashboard. During the installation the host itself was added to the monitoring. Now it’s time to add another Linux host. If we take another look at the diagram from part 1,…

Monitoring your network with Icinga 2 (part 1)

There are multiple monitoring utilities. If you are looking to monitor Windows Server, Microsoft has it build right into System Center Operation Manager and Server 2012. For detailed performance monitoring of Windows Servers this is the right choice. But more likely you want…

VMware 6.5 and already patching!

This article describes how to apply a patch to a VMware vSphere environment. This patch is applied to the VSphere Appliance and an ESXi host. Patching VMware On the second of February VMware released a patch for their hypervisor and vSphere server appliance.…