Thruk 0.70

Thruk 0.70 has been released at (download). The three major changes from user perspective are

  • side menu is completly adjustable by config file
  • excel export for hosts and services
  • search includes comments and downtimes

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Author:Sven Nierlein
Tags:Nagios, Thruk
Categories:nagios

Since version 0.70, check_jmx4perl has support for configuration files. JMX Nagios checks are now considerably simpler to configure and multi checks add even more performance and flexibility.

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Author:Roland Huß
Tags:check_jmx4perl, jmx4perl, Nagios
Categories:jmx4perl, nagios

This post explains why a dedicated Tomcat Connector reserved for the jmx4perl agent is a useful thing.

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Author:Roland Huß
Tags:jmx4perl, tomcat
Categories:jmx4perl, nagios
Citrus and TestNG groups

TestNG groups add great flexibility to the Citrus test execution. We are able to divide all tests into several groups reaching a sophisticated seperation of concerns in our test setup. As an example I want to classify some of my functional Citrus tests as “long-running”. These tests may not apply to continuous execution every time I package my project. Instead of this I want to set up a scheduled integration build to execute those long-running tests in a time schedule.

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Author:Christoph Deppisch
Tags:Citrus, Maven, testng
Categories:citrus, maven
Citrus 1.1 released

Citrus 1.1 release is here (download)! The release comes with a bunch of new features and bugfixes. Here is a short list of major features and changes in this release:

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Author:Christoph Deppisch
Tags:Citrus
Categories:citrus, development

Die Plugins check_oracle_health und check_mssql_health haben mit den Versionen 1.6.6 bzw. 1.5.6 ein neues Feature bekommen. Critical- und Warning-Schwellwerte können jetzt auch direkt in der Datenbank hinterlegt werden. Bei Änderungswünschen muss der DBA nun nicht mehr den Nagios-Administrator belästigen, damit dieser die entsprechenden Servicedefinitionen anpasst.

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Author:Gerhard Laußer
Tags:check_mssql_health, check_oracle_health
Categories:nagios

If you have defined services using the nrpe mechanism, you might know the following scenario:
The NRPE daemon fails and all services using it go critical. One first step to avoid these false alarms is to create an additional service which monitors the NRPE daemon itself (called check_nrpe_daemon in this example) and install a dependency between your services and check_nrpe_daemon.

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Author:Gerhard Laußer
Tags:Nagios, nrpe
Categories:nagios
Jmx4Perl 0.70

I’m happy to announce the new jmx4perl release 0.70 with a lot of new features. The most exciting new stuff are configuration files and multi-checks for check_jmx4perl, a new Java client library and the start of a readline based JMX shell j4psh with syntax highlighting and command line completion.

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Author:Roland Huß
Categories:jmx4perl

By setting the SOAP mustUnderstand header attribute to “1”, you indicate that the service provider must process the SOAP header entry. In case the service provider is not able to handle this special header a SOAP fault server error is sent back to the calling client. In this post I would like to point out an easy way to support these mustUnderstand headers when simulating SOAP WebServices with Citrus.

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Author:Christoph Deppisch
Tags:Citrus, SOAP WebServices, Spring
Categories:citrus, development

Seit der Version 3.2 von check_logfiles ist es einfach geworden, Eventlogs von Windows-Servern auszulesen, ohne auf diesen das Plugin installieren zu müssen. Es wird jetzt nur noch ein "Gatewayserver" sowie ein Domainbenutzer nagios benötigt.

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Author:Gerhard Laußer