Quis custodiet ipsos custodes: Monitoring a poll-based monitoring solution

Your monitoring platform is susceptible to failure pretty much like any other component within your infrastructure. Having your monitoring monitored is a topic you should consider spending some time on. In this article we will cover how you can use Wishbone to cross check your monitoring setup and alert an external service such as Pagerduty in case of downtime.

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Submit Nagios metrics to Graphite with ModGearman and MetricFactory revisited

When it comes down to monitoring Nagios is still the weapon of choice for many.  I would have abandoned it if there weren't projects like Livestatus, Mod_Gearman and Thruk which to my opinion should never be missing from any Nagios setup. Mod_Gearman, the framework which makes Nagios scalable, has a …

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