Quis custodiet ipsos custodes: Monitoring a poll-based monitoring solution

Your monitoring platform is susceptible to failure pretty much like any other component within your infrastructure. Having your monitoring monitored is a topic you should consider spending some time on. In this article we will cover how you can use Wishbone to cross check your monitoring setup and alert an external service such as Pagerduty in case of downtime.

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Processing webhook events using Wishbone Part 1: Accept and validate

Many service providers offer webhooks as a means to integrate their service into another system. Webhooks are basically a form of callbacks which can be used to trigger functionality somewhere else. In the case of webhooks this is usually done by submitting some sort structured data like JSON into a http service. In this article we will cover how you can accept and validate JSON based webhook events using Wishbone.

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Anything to MQTT

In this blog post I would like to demonstrate the how easy it is to setup a Wishbone server which allows you to send data from bash to a MQTT broker.

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Submit Nagios metrics to Graphite with ModGearman and MetricFactory revisited

When it comes down to monitoring Nagios is still the weapon of choice for many.  I would have abandoned it if there weren't projects like Livestatus, Mod_Gearman and Thruk which to my opinion should never be missing from any Nagios setup. Mod_Gearman, the framework which makes Nagios scalable, has ...

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