Aug 172016
 

At my job, I’m monitoring ~300 workstations that may or may not be on at any one time.
The difficulties that this presents is that some PCs will alert that they have been down for a period of time, when in fact they just haven’t been used in a while because they just haven’t been needed.
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Aug 102016
 

I wanted to build a menu item in Zabbix to open a ticket against a host in Zabbix so that we could flag one for attention.
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Jun 162016
 

I’ve been tossing up moving my Zabbix server from a VMWare host to a ProxMox host, and decided that it was time. I’m hoping that by moving the server from VMWare to ProxMox, the disk latency will go down a bit since I’m using a RAID1 array for Zabbix on the ProxMox host rather than emulated disks on VMWare as well as moving to some cheap SSDs.

To do this, I’ve decided to start with a clean CentOS 7 server rather than migrating my CentOS 6 server from VMWare to ProxMox.
While I’m doing the migration, I’ll also upgrade to the latest version of Zabbix.
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May 202016
 

I was recently introduced to Cayenne by a member of the Cayenne team. The concept behind Cayenne is to make creating Internet of Things applications much easier for new users just starting on the Pi.
The interface allows dragging and dropping of components, scheduling, and configuring triggers for events all through a web interface!
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Apr 282016
 

About a month ago, I was contacted by the Kano team and was offered an awesome chance to try out their amazing Kano Computer kit.

I received it earlier this month but didn’t get to play with it until now, but as they say, patience is a virtue!
But without further ado, lets start having a look at the Kano Computer Kit.
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