Monthly Archives: March 2009

Dlink DWA-110 + Ubuntu 8.10 = Happy Customer

Just a quick note for anybody looking to see if this Wireless (802.11b/g) USB adaptor works with linux before purchasing. I purchased one from Dick Smiths last night plugged it into my (Ubuntu-8.10 powered) laptop and was up and running within seconds. Signal strength and speed are fairly industry standard. Cost AU$50. I probably could […]

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Zabbix update

Zabbix is growing on me more and more now. I dont think the learning curve is any worse than Nagios or Cacti, it’s just different. I am using zabbix-1.6.2 to auto-discover devices across two sites. Mainly snmp devices and zabbix-agent devices. Everything else gets lumped into the workstation catagory unless specified otherwise. I can monitor […]

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Making Zabbix progress

Warning! Bias rant follows. I’ve been struggling to find a perfect solution for server monitoring for a while now. At the moment it’s a combination of nagios and cacti plus ipmitool. And recently I have also looked at / tried opennms, zenoss, ganglia, argus and munin. Nagios + cacti has been serving me well, but […]

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