Linux

Sending email from syslog events

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Historically, I have been monitoring my F5 devices using syslog and Zenoss. Syslog on the F5 devices forwards to my Zenoss system, which then parses the alerts by severity, source, and regex string comparison (node up/node down). My Zenoss system died, so I started looking for other methods of performing the same tasks. Initially I […]

Scripting

Merging multiple EMC NAR files

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For my EMC SAN I have a script that exports the performance data (NAR files) to a folder every hour. This allows me to easily review the files at a later time and even import them into Excel or other tools.The problem comes when attempting to merge a large number of files for reviewing a […]

Linux

Cool windows screensavers

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I am currently running Ubuntu as my primary desktop and have enjoyed it greatly, I especially like the variety and quality of screensavers available. However, due to work requirements, I am switching back to a Windows desktop (SSTP VPN, RDP Gateway, etc…) and am really going to miss being entertained by the screen savers when […]