Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

Debian Boot Thumb drive from OSX

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

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 debian, and I didn't feel like waiting until I could ...

Checking the Splunk Process from Nagios

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

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. But I did find a snippet that some one posted ...

Adding Cacti Logs to Splunk

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

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. Click New to add an input I choose Monitor a file or directory 6. Specify the ...

Checking the OSSEC Processes from Nagios

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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 did that to talk to splunk) then you won't need ...

Adding OSSEC Alerts to Splunk

Monday, December 21st, 2009

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 forums. But I'll put it all here for my reference. 1. ...