agentless monitoring of linux servers from ossec

we’ve been poking around ossec for a while. it’s nice and all but… i never liked the idea of opening additional ports on the production server or letting it ‘call home’ with alerts to the central monitoring machine. i prefer ‘polling’ model where central server communicates with monitoring nodes. ideally all should be done via ... Read More

poor man’s vm clonning under vsphere 5 without downtime

how to clone a virtual machine under vmware vsphere 5: using the vsphere client create a new vm with similar parameters [at least the same number and size of hard drives] using the vsphere client create a snapshot of the original vm log in via ssh as root [ to enable the ssh access check ... Read More

status anxiety

status anxiety – socialistic sentiments aside an interesting document: