Posts Tagged ‘monitoring’

Using Prometheus to monitor Postfix mail queues

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Over the last couple of months we’ve published several blog posts to announce the release of various Open Source metrics exporters for Prometheus. The development of these exporters is an on-going process at Kumina, as we’re working towards replacing our existing Nagios-based monitoring setup with Prometheus. oday we’re proud to present to you our own Prometheus metrics exporter for Postfix, written in Go.

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A Prometheus exporter for Dovecot

Monday, January 16th, 2017

To start this year’s series of contribution to the open source community, we’re proud to announce the release of yet another tool that we use to monitor our production setup, namely a Prometheus metrics exporter for the Dovecot POP/IMAP mail server. If your email setup is also based on Dovecot and use Prometheus for monitoring, we’d like to invite you to give this exporter a try.

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Open source release ‘promacct’: Network traffic accounting using Prometheus

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Over the last couple of months we’ve been working on replacing and improving our existing monitoring and trending setup with Prometheus. After searching online, we haven’t been able to find a Prometheus metrics exporter that could act as a drop-in replacement for pmacct, which is why we’ve decided to develop it ourselves, called promacct. Where proamcct differs from pmacct is that instead of periodically storing results to a database, it provides access to its metrics over HTTP, allowing Prometheus to scrape it directly. Today we’re glad to announce that we’re releasing promacct as Open Source Software. Be sure to give it a try and let us know whether it works for you.

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Birdwatcher: Accessing Calico/BIRD metrics through Prometheus

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Today we’re happy to announce that Birdwatcher is now available on ‚Äčour company’s GitHub page. It accesses Calico/BIRD metrics through Prometheus. If you’re a user of both Calico and Prometheus, be sure to give it a try. Enjoy!

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Automated monitoring? Easy!

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

One of the things we take very serious here at Kumina is our monitoring. We’ve always done so, but even we must admit that during the starting years, we sometimes forgot to include all possible checks for a new service or host. And it sucks when you forget to setup the monitoring for a specific item, because you generally only find out about it when it’s actually down already… We like to check as much as possible (if not everything). Here’s an explanation on how we actually deploy our monitoring and trending based on the applications that are installed.

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LOADays 2013 and Kumina

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Yesterday evening we returned from LOADays 2013 in Antwerp, this blogpost describes some technologies we want to implement.

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Checking for rogue Apache modules

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

An Icinga check to detect rogue Apache modules.

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Monitoring DNS server synchronicity

Monday, April 4th, 2011

We, along with some customers, have our authoritative DNS setup with 1 PowerDNS master(which is unreachable over the internet), running poweradmin, and 2 BIND9 slaves(which are ns1 and ns2). This setup works great, but there is a bug in (older versions of) PowerAdmin and one in BIND that together can cause some havoc.

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