LibreNMS – alternative to Observium + others

So a while ago (a year) I wrote a blog post about LibreNMS being an alternative NMS. For me back then LibreNMS was already an alternative anyway but is that still the case a year later? Well without a doubt – a huge amount of things have changed in the last year with regards LibreNMS […]

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The benefits of FOSS and why I contribute to LibreNMS

So I’d planned to write this up closer to the time that alerting was to be released for LibreNMS but as I’ve recently been banned from the observium irc channel which I can only assume was done because our subscription at work has now expired, it wasn’t a couple of days ago adam was attempting to […]

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LibreNMS API release

So work has been going on in the background for a while now to bring an API to LibreNMS that would be more usable and useful than what was available in it’s previous incarnation. Paul has blogged a few times over on the LibreNMS blog with how the development has been going and the functionality that we were looking […]

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LibreNMS – an alternative Network Monitoring System?

So, go back 5 years and I blogged about alternatives to Nagios, comparing things like Zabbix and OpenNMS. Whilst the original blog post was about replacing nagios with an alternative which would have to provide service up/down style notifications, most of the alternatives major functionality was around graphing your network as well which is certainly one […]

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LibreNMS the nice fork

Well having found Observium not so long ago and switched over to it from Cacti, I soon came to realise that a fork was needed to maintain the open source community spirit, allow people to contribute and above all else have a great piece of software. Someone (namely) Paul has done just that and forked to […]

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IPv6 on Draytek Vigor 2830 Router with SIXXS

Last month I finally got round to organising my IPv6 setup at home, as Virgin don’t look like they are providing native IPv6 for a while and I felt I was missing out on loads some websites that support it then it was time to get things up and running. I chose SIXXS as my […]

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Home entertainment (system)

I got asked on Facebook if I’d write up a little information about the kit I’m currently running in the bungalow for my multiroom audio/video distribution so here it is 🙂 Everything pretty much comes back to a central location bar the Raspberry Pi’s which are used within the rooms themselves. Russound CAV 6.6: This […]

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Automated deployment using Subversion

It’s always nice to see something you have spent time developing being used in production. A while ago I read an excellent blog post from Timothy Fitz called Continuous Deployment at IMVU: Doing the impossible fifty times a day, that got me started on trying to improve the way we deploy our websites at UKFast […]

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Network Monitoring System – Demo

Well since the post I made about Alternative Nagios software generated a bit of interest (well, one comment is a bit for this blog :)),  it made me want to try out the software mentioned again to see how it fairs against Nagios which has been my monitoring software of choice for a considerable amount […]

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