Blog Summary for Week of September 12

1. Things You May or May Not Know About Linux “find” Command – part III

In the third part of our closer encounter with the find command [(for previous posts, see Part I and Part II] we are going to look into searching for files based on their size, type, owner and permission in accessing/using them.

2. Nagios to Monitis converter: Making life easier for sysadmins

In previous articles we’ve shown how easy it is to integrate popular Nagios server monitoring commands, or plugins, with Monitis M3 monitoring framework. However, given the fact you have a working Nagios configuration, which is vast and complex – we can sympathize with your unwillingness to actually migrate to Monitis. In this article we’ll outline the design and usage of the “Nagios to M3 converter”.

3. Logging to a Remote Host with Syslog-ng

In previous syslog-ng articles we focused primarily on how to configure syslog-ng to log to a remote database server, such as PostgreSQL. However, perhaps not all wish to log to a database server for one reason or another. Fortunately, as an alternative method, syslog-ng also has the capability of logging to a remote host using TCP or UDP, and this article shows you how to do just that.

4. Monitoring Hyper-V With PowerShell on Monitis

In previous articles we learned how to perform complex monitoring of Microsoft Windows Servers (How to Monitor Windows Servers with VBScript, WMI and Monitis) and IIS (Monitoring IIS With VBScript via Monitis; It’s so Easy!). In this article we will describe how to monitor Hyper-V and add Custom Monitors and pages to your Monitis account (see also 30 Ways to Improve Hyper-V Virtualization).

5. Active Directory Structure

We have been writing a lot article series lately, and we’ll continue this trend with a series about Active Directory. We’ll discuss the various components of Active Directory and of course pay attention to monitoring Active Directory performance of Active Directory. In this first article we’ll talk about the logical and physical structure of Active Directory.