I had the pleasure to attend the “IBM Connections Pink Developer Briefing” last week in Dublin and I have to say it was the best IBM Workshop ever! Read more
OK, we now have all our IBM WebSphere, TDI and DB2 logs inside the Elasticsearch index DB and want to gain some insights.
Kibana is the way to go to create visual representations of the data, following Video shows you what you can do with it: Read more
In the last part we collected the application logs and transferred them to Redis, our high performance messaging queue.
In this part we want to get the logs/messages out of Redis, filter them, cut them in pieces/fields and finally transfer them to our index database Elasticsearch.
We will use Logstash to normalize and enrich our data and to parse it to Elasticsearch.
To get the data out of Redis, we have to define an input plugin, fortunately Logstash comes with an input plugin for Redis, we just have to point it to the Redis server/container and the used Redis port: Read more
The easiest way to collect your Application logs (WebSphere, TDI, DB2…) from your servers and send them to Logstash for processing is to use Filebeat as shipper.
Filebeat gives you the possibilty to output your logs directly to Logstash but I prefer to send them first to a message broker. Reason for this is that the message broker can store all messages even if logstash isn’t available and therefore acts as a perfect buffer. Read more
Worked a lot with the ELK stack for log management and Nagios for system monitoring in the last months and like both solutions a lot.
They are very flexible and customizable to match almost every customer environment. So the natural next step was to combine both solutions to build a very powerful system monitoring and management solution for WebSphere servers (IBM Connections/IBM Sametime).
Ich habe dieses Jahr die grosse Ehre, einen Vortrag zum Thema “IBM Connections Monitoring mit Nagios und JMeter” an der DNUG im Hamburg zu halten.
Die DNUG ist die Interessenvertretung für alle IBM Collaboration Software Anwender in Deutschland und besteht schon seit mehr als 20 Jahren. Read more
Haven’t blogged for a while because I’m busy looking at some new technologies and I’m still in beginner mode on most of them.
Today I want to give you an introduction to one of this topics, Log Analysis with the ELK Stack.
But before going into more details in future posts I will just show you some examples of the things you can do with your log file. Read more
Back from a very successful Social Connections event in Stuttgart, more than 260 participants were there and I enjoyed every minute!
Thx again the whole Soccnx team, the best event so far!
My session was titled “How to monitor your IBM Connections environment with Python Scripts, JMeter and Nagios” which is pretty self explaining.
I promised to publish all the plugins, here we go: Read more
Ownerless IBM Connections Communities – Python Script for the rescue (and you can use it as Nagios Plugin as well)
We have a lot of ownerless IBM Connections Communities in our environment and I guess every Connections Admin faces this issue in his system.
I haven’t created a python script for a while, so challenge accepted. My specific task was:
- Don’t use JDBC for DB connections
- Create a python script which finds all ownerless Communities
- Use the same script as Nagios Plugin
- Integrate the script into our Nagios Monitoring