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How to monitor hard drive temperature

It is often overlooked that hard drives which are available on the market provide temperature measurements. This temperature can be effortlessly monitored using hddtemp application by Emmanuel Varagnat.

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How to graph Ubiquiti CCQ using Cacti

A long time ago, I wrote several blog posts which related to Ubiquiti devices, especially monitoring using Cacti rrdtool-based graphing solution. These are probably obsolete now, but someone has pursued this idea further…

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How to monitor TigerVNC service using Monit

Recently, I was searching for an easy to manage VNC service to use it at home. After a short while of consideration, I decided to install TigerVNC and manage it using Monit.

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How to monitor background process using Monit

A short time after I installed Monit, I tried to monitor a background running process that does not support daemon mode.
It is an exceptionally rare situation, but very interesting one, so after a while a came with a quite simple solution using additional shell script.

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Monit – A quick look at the web-interface

Previous entry was too long to include additional screenshots of the web-interface,
so today I will write couple of words about web-interface and show you several screenshots.

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How to monitor Kolab processes

I have been using self hosted Kolab Groupware everyday for quite a while now.
Therefore the need arose to monitor process activity and system resources using Monit utility.

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How to read interface statistics on Cisco Catalyst switch using SNMP protocol

Today, I will show you how to create a simple shell script to read and print interface statistics on the Cisco Catalyst switch using the SNMP protocol.

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How to deal with dmesg timestamps

By default dmesg command print kernel ring buffer using the timestamp for each logged message. It is easy to change this behavior and display date/time in a human-readable form using just one additional parameter. Still, sometimes it is not supported, so I will shortly touch upon this topic.

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How to read CCQ on Ubiquiti devices

Last year I published the blog post Cacti – How to graph CCQ on Ubiquiti devices. Recently I updated ubiquiti_ccq.pl script, so it will work with all NanoBridge and PowerBridge devices.

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How to monitor battery capacity

Recently battery in my notebook started to behave erratically. It will charge only to 70-80% of its maximum capacity. I suspect that it is probably slowly dying, so I will have to replace it soon, but at first, I will look at several utilities to monitor battery capacity.