Netdata Monitoring Solution

Good monitoring solutions are a must in any environment and the IT world is fit to bursting with them. Each has it’s pros and cons and in this post I’m going to look at a fairly recent solution called netdata. You install and run it on each system you want to monitor and then access that … Read moreNetdata Monitoring Solution

pfSense E-mail Notifications with Google GMAIL

This is a quick post to remind me how to configure a pfSense appliance for e-mail notifications sent through Google GMAIL. Configuration was quick and easy – E-mail server: smtp.gmail.com SMTP Port of E-mail server: 465 Secure SMTP Connection: Enable SMTP over SSL/TLS ticked From E-mail address: [choose an appropriate e-mail] Notification E-mail address: [the … Read morepfSense E-mail Notifications with Google GMAIL

VMware vRealize Log Insight Deployment

If you have a VMware environment and you haven’t yet deployed the vRealize Log Insight appliance you really should. While the ‘Log Insight’ platform is a licensed product VMware do provide it with a number of free licenses included so depending on your environment size you may not even need to pay. In this post … Read moreVMware vRealize Log Insight Deployment

Supermicro IPMIView Setup

My new lab equipment is located in the front room of my house as it is closest to my Internet connection and I don’t have network cabling run through the property so it would have been a pain to locate the kit elsewhere. I don’t want to leave a keyboard/mouse/monitor attached to the two servers … Read moreSupermicro IPMIView Setup

HP 3PAR CheckHealth Command

If you are running a HP 3PAR storage array you want to be certain it’s in a healthy state at all times. While you could look through all of the management menus to check the status of components it’s far easier to leverage the checkhealth command. Let’s take a look at the command and some … Read moreHP 3PAR CheckHealth Command

NetApp Statit Command

Reviewing performance metrics on a NetApp Data ONTAP operating system can be achieved a number of ways. Recently I was reviewing some FAS2040 filers which appeared to be struggling with the load placed on them. My first action was to SSH into each filer and use the ‘statit’ command to gather some performance data. There are … Read moreNetApp Statit Command

HP 3PAR StoreServe Management Console (SSMC) Version 2.2 Upgrade

HP have released an upgrade for the StoreServe Management Console (SSMC) software for 3PAR storage arrays. The latest version is 2.2 and is available from the following link – https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=SSMC_CONSOLE I’ve copied the info below from the HP portal, as you can see the list of improvements is quite lengthy. These enhancements to the product … Read moreHP 3PAR StoreServe Management Console (SSMC) Version 2.2 Upgrade

HP 3PAR Vision–Monitoring Solution Version 3.0.2.11

Not too long ago I did a quick review of the HP 3PAR Vision monitoring software from http://www.3parvision.com/ I received an e-mail informing me a new version had been released and today I’ll give another quick overview of the product, it’s changes and my opinion. The original review can be found here – https://www.bytesizedalex.com/hp-3par-visionmonitoring-solution/ Installation … Read moreHP 3PAR Vision–Monitoring Solution Version 3.0.2.11

HP 3PAR Vision–Monitoring Solution

Today I deployed the 3PAR Vision monitoring software from http://www.3parvision.com/ A free trial is available and the company sent me a Tweet with details and I decided to give it a shot and provide some feedback to those of you reading this site and the company itself. Installer Requirements .NET Framework 4.5 is installed on … Read moreHP 3PAR Vision–Monitoring Solution