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Monitoring von SAP-Loadbalancing

Posted on February 2nd, 2015 by lausser

Mit den bisherigen Versionen von check_sap_health verband man sich unter Angabe von Hostname und System-Nummer direkt mit einem NetWeaver Application Server, um CCMS-Metriken abzufragen oder Geschäftslogik zu monitoren. In einer größeren Umgebung mit mehreren Application Servern gibt es noch eine weitere Komponente, die in der Überwachung nicht fehlen darf: Der Message Server der Zentralinstanz. Seit der Version 1.4 kann sich check_sap_health nun auch zu diesem Server verbinden. Sogar der Weg über einen SAProuter ist möglich, so daß auch noch dieser wichtige Bestandteil einer SAP-Landschaft vom Monitoring abgedeckt wird.

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Netzwerkmonitoring mit check_nwc_health – Die Folien von der osmc2014 sind online

Posted on November 21st, 2014 by lausser

Vorgestern habe ich auf der diesjährigen Open-Source-Monitoring-Konferenz in Nürnberg einen Vortrag über check_nwc_health gehalten. Hier sind die Folien für diejenigen, die das Pech hatten, nicht dabei zu sein (damit meine ich die Konferenz an sich, nicht meinen Vortrag)

Open-Source-Monitoring von Netzwerkkomponenten mit check_nwc_health from Gerhard Lausser

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Apache Camel integration testing – Part 1

Posted on November 21st, 2014 by Christoph

Apache Camel is a great mediation and routing framework that integrates with almost every enterprise messaging transport. In the past I have experienced Camel projects struggling with integration testing where the actual message interfaces to boundary applications are not tested properly in an automated way.

So in a series of posts I would like to talk about integration testing strategies for Apache Camel projects using the Citrus integration test framework.

  • Part 1: Setup the Citrus test project and interact with a sample Apache Camel project with JMS and SOAP WebService components
  • Part 2: Invoke Camel routes from Citrus test cases and validate outbound messages
  • Part 3: Test error situations with Camel exception handling

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GoTo Conference Berlin 2014

Posted on November 20th, 2014 by Johannes Pieringer

The GoTo Conference Berlin is part of a conference series with stops in Berlin, Chicago, Amsterdam, Aarhus and Copenhagen. The 3 day conference was divided in workshops on the first day and talks on the second and third day.

The talks and the catering were very well organized. The only drawback was, that the WLAN wasn’t working most of the time.

Now lets go through the talks:

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Devoxx 2014, Day 5 & Wrap-Up

Posted on November 18th, 2014 by Christoph

Devoxx is over, sadly, and under normal circumstances this would be the time when we Devoxxians return to our everyday’s lives for another year.

However, this time it is different: At Google’s booth at the exhibition area we got their latest Cardboard gadget. Cardboard is a virtual reality viewer for Android phones and it is absolutely the greatest thing I have ever seen on a phone. The Cardboard app comes with a lot of fancy demos like a virtual reality tour through Versailles, flying around in Google earth and even a short animated 360° movie.

For me Devoxx did not stop when I left the venue this afternoon. Devoxx continued at home when I opened that Cardboard give-away. Infinite possibilities, the motto of this year’s Devoxx, couldn’t fit better. I definitely need to check it out and learn more about it.

Thank you very much for that, Google! (fabian)

See you next year, at the Devoxx. But before that lets have a look at the last day and a very inspiring talk on Android Wear:

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Devoxx 2014, Day 4

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by Christoph

First of all a small notice on the Ignite sessions at Devoxx. The 5 minute talks with 20 slides were very entertaining and I am glad that Roland kind of talked us into this. The sessions take place during lunch break but it is definitely worth taking the time and listening to the talks.

Now let’s go through the talks of day 4 in Antwerp.

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Devoxx 2014, Ignite Sessions

Posted on November 13th, 2014 by Christoph

“Devoxx Ignite sessions” (fabian)

Devoxx ignite sessions are a great thing: Each speaker has 20 slides in 5 minutes, the slides are auto-forwarding, so each slide is up 15 seconds. During the hour long ignite session you would hear 8 talks. Today, we learned how to make money, ride a mountain bike, do performance tuning, save the planet, be a diabolical developer, share a house, do open source, decode the airspace, and why Stephen Chin’s job sucks.

The format reminds a bit of TED’s talks, talks are quick, innovative, and engaging. Sometimes I even felt that the take away of a five minute talk is not necessarily less than the take away of the three hour university sessions.

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Devoxx 2014, Day 3

Posted on November 13th, 2014 by Christoph

So the group of ConSol Devoxxians is now complete as the rest of the posse has finally arrived for the upcoming conference days in Antwerp. And we are all excited to hear the latest news in the opening keynote from Stephan Janssen, who is best named as the father of the Devoxx conference and the Parleys platform.


Stephan has some great announcements in his keynote. One of them is to welcome Devoxx Poland as new family member in Krakow next year, which is indeed great news for our ConSol colleagues in Poland.

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Devoxx 2014, Day 2

Posted on November 12th, 2014 by Christoph

2nd day in Antwerp where Torsten, Julian, Roland and Fabian are able to listen to awesome university and tools in action talks. Tomorrow on Wednesday the rest of the ConSol posse (Ana, Georgi, Christian and Christoph) arrives in Antwerp to see the 3-day conference part of Devoxx. And still another highlight to come on Devoxx day 2: Roland speaks about “Spicing up JMX with Jolokia” in his tools in action talk scheduled 18:05-18:35 in room 8.

So here is the wrap up of Devoxx Day 2:

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Devoxx 2014, Day 1

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by Christoph

It’s Devoxx time! Mid of November in lovely Antwerp, Belgium. Five days packed with technical talks, hacks and technologies. And of course as usual a group of Consolis will bring the Devoxx atmosphere to you. We blog our experiences and impressions from Antwerp.

So be prepared to receive some on site summaries of what we have seen and what inspired us here.

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