Monthly Archives: December 2009

Debian Boot Thumb drive from OSX

Last week I had a need to create a debian boot disk. The computer I needed to use it on doesn’t have a CD and I didn’t feel like purchasing a USB CD reader just for the purpose of loading … Continue reading

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Checking the Splunk Process from Nagios

Now its time to have Nagios check to make sure that splunk is running. For version 3 of Splunk there was a app / plugin you could get for Splunk that would work with Nagios. It appears to be gone. … Continue reading

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Adding Cacti Logs to Splunk

This basically the same process as adding the nagios logs, but I’ll put it up anyway. 1. Click Manager in the upper right-hand corner of Splunk Web. 2. Under System configurations, click Data Inputs. 3. Click Files and directories. 4. … Continue reading

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Checking the OSSEC Processes from Nagios

There are several OSSEC processes that are running at once. So I’ll add some simple process checking to nagios to make sure I know they are running. One note is that if you haven’t enabled the ossec-csyslogd to run (I … Continue reading

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Adding OSSEC Alerts to Splunk

Next up I want to add my OSSEC Alerts to Splunk. This is slightly more complicated then adding the nagios logs, but well document. The main part of this comes from the OSSEC Wiki Here. And the rest from the … Continue reading

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