Collectd and Graphite in EL6

To those still who still have RHEL6 (or similar) around, there is a small frustration if you want to send metrics to Graphite: the version of Collectd in the EPEL repository is too old.

EPEL contains (as of writing) version 4.10.9, but to send data directly to Graphite ...

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Logstash on CentOS 6

It's been a while since I last posted anything, but it is time to. I've been playing around a lot with various tools for gathering information about my environment recently. One of the most important tools for storing that information is decent logging. Syslog is proven and solid ...

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SMS from Icinga or Nagios

Finding out how to have Nagios (or in my case Icinga) send SMS alerts is easy. However, from my point of view it fell down in 2 ways.

  1. Most of these guides are Debian specific, I am using Centos.
  2. The SMS alerts are all or nothing, I only want SMS ...
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