Speedtest Driven Grafana Install on a Raspberry Pi

Recently been diving into Grafana and InfluxDB at work and playing around a bit at home. Started looking into doing a Speed Test Page in order to see how my Network Speeds are during the day. Stumbled upon a tutorial here. I tried it on a Raspberry Pi 3B, but due to its limited Network …

How to Install vRealize Operations

First step is to obtain the vRealize Operations Manager Appliance and install it via your VMware server.  Once the Appliance is uploaded and the installation is complete you will see the below screen on your VM. Once you go to the URL you will find the Initial Setup screen. I chose new Installation and started …

How to Install and Configure Zabbix

One of the issues I have with Observium is how limited the Device Discovery is.  Not all SNMP devices are recognized, and there is no way to customize the system with new Device MIB Files.  Zabbix was recommended to me by a couple of former coworkers, so I decided to give it a shot. First …

How to Install SNMP on UnRAID6

One of the things I like to have in my lab environment is the ability to monitoring all OSes and keep an eye on such things as temperatures, disk space, and other sensors.  I was disheartened to find that UnRAID 6 did not have SNMP installed or configured. After some searching I was able to figure …

How To Setup a CentOS 7 Syslog Server

Today we learn how to build a syslog server.  Having a couple SuperMicro Builds, Switches and Firewalls, I want to be able to know what is going on by looking at one central source.   Easiest way to do this, and one that most Network Devices and SuperMicro Motherboards support is syslog. First step is …

PRTG Install Instructions

I am a bit of a Monitoring junky, and while I am mostly fluent Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager, Observium, and Nagios/Opennms I do have a passing interest in PRTG For myself, my current Observium Install does not have the MIBs installed to monitor my Dell x1052 Switch, and I liked to see a little …

How to Enable SNMPD on ESXi 6.5

I had some difficulties enabling SNMPD from the GUI on ESXi 6.5 and kept recieving the following error Failed – An error occurred during host configuration Quick search let me here. Running the below steps listed at the above link allowed me to start SNMPD in the EXSi GUI without issue esxcli system snmp set …

How to Install Observium on CentOS 7

NOTE – May 5th 2017 – Post has been updated to point to latest EPEL RPM The directions for installing Observium Monitoring on CentOS 7 aren’t exactly accurate.  They have a handful of mistakes and missing steps.  Hopefully this guide will fill in the mistakes and missing parts and get you started on your way. …