Understanding Elastic Heartbeat time metrics – ICMP

I wanted to play a little with Grafana while having Elasticsearch as a back-end and decided to use Elastic Heartbeat as my data generator. It’s an easy, no fuss, to set up the Heartbeat itself as well as the first Heartbeat HTTP monitor, but when I saw all the available Heartbeat time metrics for the HTTP monitor I got a bit overwhelmed. So decided to to gradually progress from ICMP through TCP and finally to HTTP Heartbeat monitors and that the way this post is going to evolve as well:
  • Part 1 – Elasticsearch Heartbeat ICMP time metrics
  • Part 2 – Elasticsearch Heartbeat TCP time metrics (work in progress)
  • Part 3 – Elasticsearch Heartbeat HTTP time metrics (work in progress)

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Use jmxsh – JMX CLI tool – to troubleshoot remote JMX RMI connection

Overview

Occasionally when creating SiteScope JMX monitors  you might want to verify connectivity or to troubleshoot remote JMX RMi connection. You might also want to be able to provide a tool to the (monitored target) Java application team to try the connectivity locally on the target  server.

jmxsh is a command line utility that allows you to connect to (local or remote) JMX and browse the counters. Continue reading Use jmxsh – JMX CLI tool – to troubleshoot remote JMX RMI connection

How to copy PuTTY SSH Hosts Keys between different users/machines on Windows

Intro

Sometimes you would want to copy PuTTY hosts SSH keys between different users or machines. Having the keys stored will prevent the pop-up message in PuTTY (or Plink/PSCP) when you try to connect to the remote host for the first time. Continue reading How to copy PuTTY SSH Hosts Keys between different users/machines on Windows

SiteScope to Slack Alerts Integration

Intro

I was recently introduced to Slack by a friend of mine and found it to be quite awesome (especially if the organization that you are working in doesn’t block their site). It allows you to have all of the communication in the organization to be in one place. So I thought: “If that’s the place where all the communication goes, SiteScope should send it’s alerts there as well”. That’s how this SiteScope to Slack Alerts Integration idea was born. Continue reading SiteScope to Slack Alerts Integration

HP BSM Connector fails to load policies list into UI with “Error parsing XML” exception

 The issue

On a bright sunny day, without any prior warning (as it usually happens in DEV environment) our HP BSM Connector decided that it doesn’t want to show any policies in the UI and instead to present me with “An unexpected error occurred” kind of message:

Unexpected error
BSM Connector Unexpected error.

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How to backup CA certificates in HP BSM/OMi when you have more than one Data Processing server

For someone who didn’t have to deal with HP Operation Manager Agent’s and Server’s certificates, working with them might be overwhelming initially. As promised in the “How to test pattern matching expressions in HP BSM Connector policies” article I am starting a series of articles for HP BSM people that are new to the HP Operation Manager component of the application and this one is one of them. Continue reading How to backup CA certificates in HP BSM/OMi when you have more than one Data Processing server

How to test pattern matching expressions in HP BSM Connector policies

This post is one in a series of articles that are aimed for HP BSM guys (and rarely girls) that are new to the, let’s call it “legacy”, Operations Manager and its agents. One of the new doctrines is the pattern matching syntax that is used in OA policies and which now have become part of BSM Connector policies.

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How to export attachments from JIRA OnDemand and JIRA Cloud

At one of the customers sites we are using JIRA OnDemand (A.K.A JIRA Cloud now) to track our BSM tasks and cost estimates, which we provide for a planned piece of work and these exist in JIRA as Excel files attached to tasks.

As the end of financial year is coming close here in Australia I was asked by my manger to send him these cost estimates for the last financial year. Trying to do it manually one by one from the Web UI for a couple of them made me think that there must be a better way to accomplish that. Google search did bring a few results but they were relevant to on premisses hosted JIRA solution where you had access to the command line.  These didn’t suit me. So after playing around a little I came up with the solution described below. If you have a Linux machine (and a know how) you could probably achieve that in a couple of lines but I only had access to my Windows machine at that time . In addition to a Windows machine  you will need  Notepad++. Continue reading How to export attachments from JIRA OnDemand and JIRA Cloud

Welcome to ISbyR

My greetings to you  – Visitor.

My name is Ilya Reshetnikov and that’s my “Hello World” for this blog/site – we’ll see how it will develop.
The current intention is to use it as my brain dump.
What kind of information will you find here? Various, with strong accent on my main specialite – Enterprise Monitoring.

I’ve been In this field since 2007 and there are a few thoughts I think worth sharing with the World occasional visitor.

I currently work mostly with HP’s BTO toolset: HP BSM/OMi and it’s data collectors (SiteScope, RUM, BPM, Diagnostics and others), HP CMS (including DFM and Configuraion Manger),
Previously I also had a hands-on experience with HP NNM, HP OM (on different platforms), HP QTP,  Cisco Works, PAessler PRTG, Microsoft SCOM and other monitoring/management/test automation solutions.
Probably like any other monitoring specialist, I had interactions with many other IT disciplines and technologies which weren’t part of my main “toolbox”, so you might find some thoughts on these here as well.

I hope I wasn’t wrong and some of my thoughts might actually will be of  use to someone.