Archive for the ‘Cacti’ Category

CactiEZ – Centos 5

This past weekend I was feeling a bit under the weather, so I took some time off and rebuild my CactiEZ CD using CentOS 5.  Here a few bullet points

December 7, 2009 · Jimmy · 12 Comments
Posted in: CactiEZ

ESXi 4.0 – Lessons Learned

I’m not sure how many people were paying attention on a Friday night / Saturday morning, but I decided to do the long put off upgrade to ESXi 4.0 (from an old CentOS 4 install running VMWare Server v1.0, yuck).  While it wasn’t an extremely painful experience, I can say that I wish a few […]

October 10, 2009 · Jimmy · 9 Comments
Posted in: Cacti


So the new website monitoring plugin has a name, Webseer.  Granted this certainly isn’t set in stone, and may change on a whim once it is done (Google shows me that Webseer is currently the same name as a image search engine).  I just thought it was catchy and had a nice ring to it. […]

March 23, 2009 · Jimmy · 6 Comments
Posted in: Plugins

Website Monitoring

One of the things I currently do is monitor my websites to ensure they are up.  Using a simple script and template, I pull down the page and regex it for a specific string.  If I find a match, I assume the page is working.  No match, site must be down or returning an error. […]

February 25, 2009 · Jimmy · One Comment
Posted in: Plugins

The future of Thold

I have eluded in several places about the future features that will be available in thold.   But the information is spread all over the place, so I will take the time now to list out changes, and a brief description of the changes.  Some of these are slated for the next major release, some slightly […]

February 25, 2009 · Jimmy · 5 Comments
Posted in: Plugins