January 12, 2021 | 22:20

Cert Monitoring

Everyone knows the alert when visiting a website with expired certificates. At least once a month I stumble into one or I receive tickets with questions asking what to do. “Nothing” is my reply in most cases. “The mistake is on the other side”. On this occasion, my very special appreciation to the owners and/or administrators of such sites for the extra work required. The obvious solution to avoid such embarrassments: A software or service with periodic checking and notifications. Read more

October 25, 2020 | 12:22

Whitebox-Monitoring with Prometheus

Winter is coming! Winter time has already arrived, and soon the Corona Lockdown aswell. Sitting at home in the warmth with a cup of tea, having a complete overview of the IT is a good feeling. The catchword here is “complete”. I don’t rely on traditional blackbox monitoring solutions1 but rather on the whitebox solution called Prometheus2. Behind Prometheus there is no single company but an initiative of various ones. The who-is-who of the tech industry with RedHat, Amazon, Apple, ARM and many others3. Read more

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