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NEMS 1.2.1 Technical Information

Tuesday April 25, 2017

The following is the technical information outline of NEMS (Nagios Enterprise Monitoring Server). NEMS 1.2.1 Release Date: TBD Download Latest Version: baldnerd.com/nems General Application Versions Debian: 9 (Stretch) Linux Kernel: 4.9.28 Nagios: 3.5.1 PHP: 7.0.19 Apache: 2.4.25 MariaDB: 10.1.22 NEMS nConf: 1.4 …

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NEMS Changelog Archive

Tuesday April 25, 2017

  This is the historical changelog. For the latest version of NEMS please visit baldnerd.com/nems Version 1.1 – November 13, 2016 – NagVis upgraded to 1.8.5. (1.9 is still beta). – Check_MK livestatus upgraded to 1.2.8p13. – Added Check_MK Multisite …

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Add A Drive to Linux and Encrypt It

Monday April 10, 2017

We’re going to be featuring encrypted removable backups on Category5 Technology TV, and here’s a quick list of the steps we’ll be using to prepare the hard drive. Everything we’re about to do requires running terminal as root. In Debian, …

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I hosted an episode of The Pixel Shadow!

Monday March 6, 2017

I’m so not a gamer, but over the weekend I got the fun chance to record an episode of The Pixel Shadow with me as host. It was a blast to share some of the things I’ve learned about Minetest in …

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Backup your NEMS configuration files automatically

Thursday November 10, 2016

One of the worst things that can happen to your NEMS deployment is having your SD card fail. So keeping a current backup of your NEMS configuration is a smart idea. Your NEMS Migrator snapshots are always accessible at http://NEMSIP/backup/ …

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Setting up NRPE on Windows for NEMS

Thursday November 10, 2016

Please Note: As of NEMS 1.2 NSClient++ is optional for monitoring of Windows computers (thanks to the addition of WMIC). If you’d like to use it, please follow the directions below. Grab the latest Windows client at https://www.nsclient.org/download/ Install the client …

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NEMS Migrator: Upgrade NEMS 1.0 or nagiospi to latest NEMS

Wednesday November 9, 2016

Thanks for being an early-adopter! Whether you’re coming from NEMS 1.0 or its predecessor, nagiospi, I want to make it as easy as possible for you to get the latest and greatest, without having to reconfigure everything. It’s been exciting …

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NEMS Migrator: Restore

Wednesday November 9, 2016

The NEMS Migrator tool allows you to export/backup your NEMS configuration (backup.nems) as well as import a previous backup (through the Restore option). The NEMS Migrator’s backup and restore options are great for keeping a safe backup without having to shutdown …

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Installing the Nagios NRPE Client Agent on Debian / Ubuntu

Tuesday November 8, 2016

The Nagios Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE) allows your Nagios Enterprise Monitoring Server to communicate with the Linux machines on your server to determine things like free disk space, CPU load, and detect possible issues that a simple ping can’t determine. …

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Category5 TV Network license changed.

Friday October 21, 2016

For the past 9 years, all Category5 TV Network programming has been licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada. In an effort to ensure both our own protection from the commercial reuse of our freely available content as well as …

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