Fedora 20 on a Macbook 8,2

These are my notes on installing Fedora 20 on my Macbook. After testing the Live version with an USB flash drive I was pretty impressed on what worked out of the box, I wanted to make my Macbook a dual boot system. I’ll be adding more notes as I use the system more often. 1.…

Monitoring disk I/O using Zabbix

How to set up disk monitoring on Linux in Zabbix. The standard Linux template in Zabbix provides monitoring on the filling of your disks, but not too much about real utilisation. For example, it doesn’t tell you how many writes per second are being handled by a disk or partition. However, this kind of information…

Building a custom RPM for Zabbix Java Gateway

In this blogpost I’ll write my notes on creating a custom RPM. In one of my other posts I needed to modify the source code of a specific piece of Zabbix software; the Zabbix Java Gateway. I like to have my software in RPMS for easy deployment, here are the steps I took to create…

Zabbix on OpenShift using QuickStart

In this post I’d like to document some information I discovered while creating an OpenShift QuickStart for Zabbix. It will be a post that will be updated regularly. An OpenShift QuickStart enables people to setup applications in the cloud very quick and consistent. It’s basically a package of software and scripts to setup an application in…

Filtering using macros and regexp in Zabbix

This is a follow up on my previous blog post about JBoss monitoring and Zabbix. In that post we’re using the queryJBoss.pl script to query JBoss for message queues en later on connection pools. Problems, problems… One of the problems you encounter when you query jboss.jca for the connection pools, you potentially get more information…

Enable JBoss remote JMX monitoring in Zabbix

In a previous blogpost about Zabbix and JBoss monitoring I’m using remote JMX to pull data from the JBoss server and store it in Zabbix. In this post I’ll describe how to enable this. NOTE: Working in a testing environment I didn’t do anything with regards to security. Enabling this will let any host in the…

JBoss monitoring and Zabbix

For the last few days I’ve been busy getting my JBoss environment into the Zabbix monitoring tool. While I found some good information on the internet, I ended up creating something from scratch and thought it would be nice to share it with you. Update 27-01-2014: This post is only valid for JBoss EAP 5…