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Here you can find all videos and slides of the OSMC 2015:

Monica Sarbu | Monitor your Infrastructure with Elastic Beats (EN)

The Beats are a friendly army of lightweight agents that, installed on your servers, capture operational data and ship it to Elasticsearch for analysis. They collect the logs from your servers, get system statistics like CPU, memory, disk usage, gather metrics by interrogating periodically external systems like MySQL, Docker, Zookeeper and give you visibility into your network by sniffing the traffic exchanged between your servers.

This talk shows how to combine the Beats with Elasticsearch and Kibana in one complete open source monitoring solution that helps you monitor and troubleshoot your distributed infrastructure.

Jan Mussler | ZMON: Zalando's OS approach to monitoring in the cloud and DCs (EN)

Two years ago we set out to build our own monitoring tool replacing Icinga. Our biggest focus was flexibility and autonomy for the growing number of teams and engineers to enable them to monitor their services from small micro services to databases to higher level business KPIs. Today ZMON provides teams with a federated monitoring solution that gathers data not only in our DCs but also in the connected AWS VPCs and assists teams with service auto discovery and sharing of checks/alerts to make everyone's life easier. ZMON comes along with Grafana2 and KairosDB enabling rich data driven dashboards.

James Fryman | Metrics are for chumps - Understanding and overcoming the roadblocks to implementing instrumentation (EN)

At a conference like OSMC, it’s bewildering to hear that companies do not have ways to measure how their systems are performing. Yet, this is the norm. In our current economic climate, the argument to spend time instrumenting code and tooling seems counter-productive, and is often assigned the same priority that is placed on documentation (last, if at all). A vast number of reasons exist for why companies are *not* leveraging instrumentation, and inertia and lack of understanding only perpetuates this problem. In this talk, we will not spend time talking about an ideal infrastructure. Rather, we’ll spend time talking about how and why metrics implementations fail in the first place, and discuss some ways that you can overcome and find ultimate harmony within IT.

Dr. Heinrich Hartmann | Friends and foes in API Monitoring (EN)

APIs are everywhere. In modern (micro) service oriented architectures they become the central entity that needs to be monitored. Questions that need to be answered include:

  • Is user experience degraded for some of our customers?
  • What is the likely cause of the service degradation?
  • What are the business implications of a service degradation?

Answering these questions is not straight forward and requires careful choice of metrics, as well as awareness of several statistical pitfalls. In the talk, we will discuss several approaches for monitoring APIs, point out common missconceptions in reading API metrics and show how histograms can be used to extract correct and robust service level statistics from APIs. 

Thomas Gelf | Ein Jahr mit dem Icinga Director (DE)

A year ago it was still the baby in our toolbag, Meanwhile many of us wouldn`t want to miss it. Around the clock it rolls out the largest environments reliably, completely automated and autonomous. Often while being supplied from different sources. From CMDBs, LDAP and Active Directory, Puppet, AWS and various kinds of databases. It has also been connected to tools such as NeDi, besides proprietary SOAP- and REST- interfaces. With the version 1.2 the Director is moving on to the next level. Where the automating was in focus, other important subjects are gaining importance. These are self-service, rights and client capability. And last- but not least, the interaction between automatisms, and to extract what is actually handled manually in real life. 

Jan-Piet Mens | Small Things for Monitoring (EN)

Whether you want to monitor a bunch of temperatures or check for open doors in your data center, the ESP8266 microcontroller is a very inexpensive and easy thing to get started with. In this talk we show  you a few of these tiny WiFi-enabled devices, look at a few use-cases, and we'll also demo some things with MQTT and discuss integration into your monitoring environment.


Gerhard Laußer | Open Monitoring Distribution 2016+ (DE)

OMD, the Open Monitoring Distribution, is in many companies the foundation of the monitoring of various IT-components and services. For beginners OMD is an extensive starter package, for consultants it offers a solid platform for individual monitoring- landscapes. Since its foundation in the year 2010, OMD has been improved continuously. In 2015 the modern elements InfluxDB and Grafana were brought in with the OMD-Labs-Edition. Automating has been addressed too, with Ansible and Coshsh. The change in the IT World towards cloud based services and short- lived containers, turns out to be a particular challenge. This talk will reveal how OMD will face these future challenges.

Remo Rickli | NeDi update and more (EN)

After 2 years of making a living with NeDi, I can show you where it's at and talk about the challenges with managing multivendor networks...

Michael Medin | Automated monitoring with Icinga and NSClient++ (EN)

A brief guide on how to create scripts to automate configuration management in Icinga from NSClient++. Not only will we setup the host when NSClient++ is installed we will also setup relevant service monitoring as well depending on what is running on the machine. 

Antony Stone | Monitoring the Real World (EN)

We all know about monitoring computer systems and networks, but what about the real world? This talk will discuss monitoring your bank account, fish tank, solar power installation, prices on eBay, and more. Monitoring is not just for computers - it's for anything that can be measured. For me, "monitoring" means two things - continuous measurement (combined with historical graphing to show trends), and alert / alarm thresholds, to trigger a response when some measurement reaches a pre-set limit.  This response might be an email or an SMS to a person, or it could be an automated reaction having some real effect - purchasing an item on eBay or Amazon, adjusting a setting on your fish tank, or switching power feeds on your solar generator. In this presentation we'll look at some of the ways you can get real-world data into a monitoring system such as Icinga, with scripts to act on the alert thresholds, and I'll show some examples of what can be monitored beyond the standard filesystem usage and network bandwidth we're all used to seeing.

Icinga Team | Current State of Icinga (DE)

At this years` conference, the Icinga team will present the current project status of Icinga 2 and Icinga Web 2. As it is based on the version 2.4 which has its main focus on API and integration, over the last few months a lot of time has been invested into performance and the handling of large environments. This shows in the scalability of Icinga 2, but also in several new modules for Icinga Web 2. This talk will illuminate the projects` current status quo, and will go into future versions. The talk will end with use-cases and a demo of the current development- status. 

Shlomi Zadokt | Security & Compliance automation and reports with Foreman (EN)

Protecting against today’s relentless and adaptive cyber threats requires continuous monitoring of your networks and systems. Foreman and OpenSCAP address this challenge through centralized security management, configuration scanning, monitoring and remediation.
In this talk we will discuss how Foreman and OpenSCAP automatically scan for security gaps, vulnerabilities, and unauthorized changes in security configurations — monitor and remediate problems to restore security controls to your established security configuration.

Tom De Vylder | The Road to Lazy Monitoring with Icinga 2 & Puppet (EN)

Tom will show you how to leverage configuration management to increase your productivity. 
Although he will use Puppet as an example, it should be easy to adapt these tips and tricks to your particular environment.

Roger Ruttimann | Monitor OpenStack environments from the bottom up and front to back (EN)

Elastic virtualization using the popular OpenStack platform is for real. While Sysadmins and DevOps professionals fully embrace these new developments, managing them is still a challenge. Adding layers of abstraction for compute, network and storage resources further increases complexity. Resource sharing, the fully dynamic creation of networks, virtual machines and recently Linux containers inside the framework also increases the challenge of managing these already complex systems.
This presentation will provide insights on how to optimize the monitoring and management of OpenStack "from the bottom up", and from front to back to efficiently manage and troubleshoot OpenStack environments using API monitoring techniques and best of breed OpenSource tools such as Icinga 2.4, OpenStack API, Fuel, BoxSpy, OpenTSDB and others.

Werner Fischer | Linux Performance Profiling and Monitoring (EN)

Nowadays system administrators have great choices when it comes down to Linux performance profiling and monitoring. The challenge is to pick the appropriate tools and interpret their results correctly.
This talk is a chance to take a tour through various performance profiling and benchmarking tools, focusing on their benefit for every sysadmin.
More than 25 different tools are presented. Ranging from well known tools like strace, iostat, tcpdump or vmstat to new features like Linux tracepoints or perf_events. You will also learn which tools can be monitored by Icinga and which monitoring plugins are already available for that.
At the end the goal is to gather reference points to look at, whenever you are faced with performance problems.
Take the chance to close your knowledge gaps and learn how to get the most out of your system. 

Martin Parm | Monitoring at Spotify - When things go ping in the night (EN)

When Spotify started in 2006, with just 20 people, they were more worried about selling the idea of music streaming than of setting up monitoring systems. Fast forward to 2015 and more than 400 engineers are collecting more than 30 million time series from more than 10000 hosts; so how did we get here? The journey has been a long one, with plenty of false starts and growing pains, from scaling systems to scaling teams to scaling the business itself; challenging what we thought we knew about operational monitoring at every step. 
This talk is about some of the more interesting challenges we've faced along the way, and about what we've learned so far; covering some of the technical details but primarily focusing on the human aspects, and how our monitoring solutions have both shaped and been shaped by organizational structures and changing engineering practices.

Michael Medin | NSClient++: A Brief Introduction (EN)

NSClient++ has been growing steadily over the years and with 0.5.0 we are getting ever closer to an official 1.0 version.
Yet still many people only monitor the very basics metrics such as cpu/memory/disk. In this session I will show you how to get the most of NSClient++ and why it is time to say goodbye to check_nt for good.
We will explore NSClient++ left and right but do so from an end user perspective showing you what you can monitor and how easy it is to do so...

Detlef Krummel / Erol Ülükmen | Nagios 3/Icinga 2-Anbindung an OPSI (DE)

This talk will describe the functionality and configuration of the co-financed module “opsi-nagios-connect”. 
Besides the monitoring of particular opsi server functionalities and the status opsi rollouts PCs can be monitored similar to NSClient++ with the already existing opsi client service.
Opsi packages with scientific software are available in a public repository together with Wiki/mailing lists at the DFN.

Jan-Piet Mens | MQTT: It's also for Monitoring (EN)

They say MQTT is a PUB/SUB protocol for the Internet of Things, which it was originally designed for, but it's also valuable for monitoring machines and services. We take a close look at the MQTT protocol and show you applications for MQTT, focusing on putting it to use for systems administration tasks. We'll also show you a "Thing" or two which speaks MQTT and we'll discuss real-world applications/integrations which leverage MQTT.

Mathias Kettner | Check_MK - mehr als nur ein Add-on für Nagios (DE)

What began as simple add-on for Nagios to facilitate the creation of configuration and to improve speed of checks, has meanwhile evolved into a full value and widespread open source monitoring solution. For all who do not know Check_MK yet, the founder of this project will give an introduction, and shows with a live demo how easy and elegant you can establish a monitoring system. In the second part of this talk new developments of Check_MK will be presented, including the integrated system for hardware and software inventory. 

Matthias Gallinger | OMD - 5 Jahre Best Practice (DE)

The open monitoring distribution (OMD) combines the most common tools from the Nagios and Icinga environment into one package. OMD started five years ago as simplification for developers but now it has found its way into huge monitoring environments. OMD is not a rigid bundle of monitoring tools; it rather resembles a tool box for monitoring admins. This talk will give an overview of the capacity and the scope of OMD. Different scenarios and application possibilities will be shown as well as the optimization of OMD for individual use.

Jürgen Vigna | End-to-End Monitoring mit Alyvix (DE)

Application Performance Monitoring on an open source basis: Do users really suffer that much?
In the age of the cloud, the optimization of end user experience is getting essential for business success. Recently, Alyvix, the Python based end-to-end monitoring engine, was further enhanced to facilitate the monitoring of business-critical applications like Citrix, SAP, terminal server etc. Thanks to the integration of Anaconda and Robot Framework, Alyvix 2 (licensed under GNU GPL) provides a set of enhancements as for example the possibility to create test cases without any Python knowledge, enhanced computer vision algorithms and the creation of detailed HTML reports. 
At this year’s OSMC, Jürgen Vigna will present the most recent functionalities of the end-to-end monitoring engine. 

Thomas Gelf | Icinga Director (DE)

Icinga 2 and Icinga Web 2 make a perfect couple. With the Icinga Director we are going to present a bleeding edge configuration tool for an even more pleasant workflow. Director tries to target two main audiences. Those with the desire to completely automate their datacenter and those who wish to get a comfortable frontend allowing them to delegate most of their daily work. What makes Icinga Director so special is the fact that it tries to target both of them at once.
Complete audit of every single change? Custom-tailored access? Provide a self-service web frontend without security concerns? Rollback at any time, central control for distributed Icinga Clusters? Import data from multiple CMDBs? Puppet or similar tools? Even in it's very first release the Director captives with an impressive feature set.
This talk will give a short profound introduction to this powerful new tool.