Trying icinga2 and icingaweb2 with Docker

In case you ever wanted to look at Icinga2, even into distributed features, without messing with installing whole server setups, this might interesting for you. At first, you need to have a running Docker on your system. For more information, have a look into my previous post! Initiating Docker images…

Running Ghost blogging platform via Docker

When I was thinking about using Ghost, I did read the installations guide and then I just closed the browser window. I didn't wanted to install npm, yet another package manager, and just hack init scripts. Not speaking about updating Ghost itself. Some weeks later I did think about using…

New blogging engine

Exactly 3 years after I moved on from Wordpress to Octopress I thought it's time for something new. Some of you might have noticed that I've not much blogged in the past. A new Octopress version was promised a year ago. While I've liked writing in Markdown, the deployment workflow…

Updated Monitoring Plugins Version is coming soon

Three months ago version 2.0 of Monitoring Plugins was released. Since then many changes were integrated. You can find a quick overview in the upstream NEWS. Now it's time to move forward and a new release is expected soon. It would be very welcome if you could give the…

Redis HA with Redis Sentinel and VIP

For an actual project we decided to use Redis for some reasons. As there is availability a critical part, we discovered that Redis Sentinel can monitor Redis and handle an automatic master failover to a available slave. Setting up the Redis replication was straight forward and even setting up Sentinel.…

Monitoring Plugins Debian packages

You may wonder why the old good nagios-plugins are not up to date in Debian unstable and testing. Since the people behind and maintaining the plugins <= 1.5 were forced to rename the software project into Monitoring Plugins there was some work behind the scenes and much QA work…

Monitoring Plugins release ahead

It seems to be a great time for monitoring solutions. Some of you may have noticed that Icinga has released it's first stable version of the completely redeveloped Icinga 2. After several changes in the recent past, where the Team maintaining the Plugins used for several Monitoring solutions was busy…

Chemnitzer Linuxtage 2014 ahead

As Jan has previously announced, the Debian project is maintaining a booth at Chemnitzer Linux-Tage 2014, which is also organized by him. This year we will have merchandising at the booth, which is provided by Alexander Wirt and of course a demo system with Debian wheezy BabelBox as the past…