Fedora 24 on a MacBook Pro 11,5 – custom kernel

Running Fedora on my Macbook is really a joy, but the default installation comes with a few issues. Two of them really grind my gears: The brightness keys don’t work The system doesn’t shutdown or sleep properly People have created the above bug reports to the Fedora maintainers and have supplied patches to the kernel…

Installing Zabbix using Docker and Vagrant

In this post I’ll be installing a basic zabbix server in a docker container. Why? Because it’s dead easy, super fast and plain awesome. It gives me the opportunity to simply roll out a zabbix instance for testing purposes, with only a few commands. I’m going to assume you know about Vagrant and Docker in…

Installing Logstash on RHEL and CentOS 6

Logstash is an awesome opensource log management tool. These are my notes on installing it on a CentOS 6.5 64bit machine. Update 30/03/2014: Updated post for LogStash version 1.4. My Logstash installation uses the following components: Logstash Elasticsearch Redis Nginx Kibana Server: fqdn: dev.kanbier.lan (should be resolvable!) ip: 10.37.129.8 1. Install the required software When ever I…

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…