weekly snapJan 25-29 was a packed week with monitoring tips on Java, hardware and NSClient++ , a Bacula appearance plus event dates to remember.
Always open to convenient, info-in-a-glance solutions, Bernd shared his latest Java monitoring kick: JConsole a swing application to monitor Java processes via JMX on local or remote systems. With a few screenshots from iReport, he offered a peek into the memory use of virtual machines and the Java caused processor load provided by JConsole. Bundled to Java since version 1.5, JConsole is his recommendation for a quick overview of your virtual machines.
For reading recommendations, Julian contributed a print and online article on Bacula in Computerwoche, commending their milestone 1 millionth download on the wayside.
More on the monitoring front, hardware man Martin, shared HW group’s new firmware for the HWg-STE network thermometer and Michael followed with part 2 of his NSClient++ series. He offered a thorough installation guide from download of the MSI pack or ZIP archive to registration and check activation, configuration and test.
Finally, Manuela tipped off two dates to keep in mind for March: 2nd-3rd for CeBIT and 15th-18th for our Nagios Availability training course. To be held at the Holiday Inn in Nuremberg, the course is for Nagios newbies, offering a strong foundation in system monitoring, Nagios, its addons, and practical exercises such as web frontend connection, configuration and integration. As generous as we are, our blog readers get a 5% discount if they quote “Blog_NSch” when registering. Otherwise email Manuela (manuela.pirner@netways.de) for free tickets to CeBIT, so you can swing by to visit us in Hall 9, Stand B20. We hope to see you there!