Weekly Snap: From Open Rhein Ruhr to Web Monday with IPMI plugin and Ethernetbox in between

weekly snapNov 2-6 hopped from one event to another, leaving the OSMC for the Open Rhein Ruhr and Web Monday.
Christian F tipped off Bernd’s appearance in Bottrop at the Open Rhein Ruhr trade fair where he made a speech on current open source data centre solutions on Sunday. To follow, Julian will hop off to the Nuremberg Web Monday tonight, to push the bounds of the net with a casual bunch of web enthusiasts.
Behind events came hardware, with Christian’s introduction of the new IPMI plugin we developed in partnership with Thomas Krenn. The Nagios / Icinga plugin retrieves all IPMI sensor checks such as fan speeds, temperature, voltages, power supply status, etc. and is available under GPLv3 to download from Thomas Krenn.
Hardware man Martin added his monitoring tip, with a transducer device from MessPC known as the Ethernetbox 2. By transmitting SNMP data over the network to a Nagios or Icinga monitoring system via 0-10V connector cable or 4…20Ma adapter cable, a range of environment sensors can be integrated by this one box.
From the hosting and managed services side, Bernd L gave us an early reminder to switch to IPv6, counting down the 2 year end to IPv4 address availability. For the migration, he recommended a functioning monitoring system to avoid false reports of unreachable components, and testing to ensure all applications are IPv6 ready.
Finally, Bernd E shared his Open Rhein Ruhr experience with a quick peek into Charly Kuehnast’s presentation on spam filters of large calibre and his own presentation on current solutions for open source data centers. From DRBD and Xen to Puppet, Kontrollbase and MySQL Proxy, Bernd’s open source tool mosaic can be downloaded off our blog already.