How to

Disk Space Dashboard

This article explain how to setup a dashboard to monitor disk space on Linux (*nix) and Windows.

Watch video on YouTube Dashboard with Disk & File System Metrics.

Create category
Go to Administration menu and select Category. Add a new category named ‘fs_space’. Scripts use this category when sending data to Apsolab-Server. You can change the category name […]

By |June 4th, 2015|How to|0 Comments|

Low Disk Space Alert

This article explain how to monitor disk space and receive alerts when disks are almost full.

Go to Administration menu and select Category. Add a new category named ‘Disk’ or any name you want (could be ‘HD’). We will need this category later to create filter and monitoring rules.

Go to Administration menu and select Task. Add […]

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Forward Nagios Event Log

This article explain how to forward Nagios event log to Apsolab-Server. Nagios allows you to setup event handler for host and service events. To forward events to Apsolab-Server you need to:

Copy event scripts to Nagios location
Configure Nagios commands
Configure Nagios event handlers

Copy event scripts to Nagios location

Apsolab provides bash script to handle Nagios events (host […]

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Java Log4J

This article explain how to link your java application with Apsolab-Server. Apsolab-IT and Apsolab-BI comes with one appender for Apache Log4J framework: XLogTagAppender. This appender has no limitation and no dependency. It can be added to any java application using Apache Log4J framework. If you already use some xml configuration file to setup your […]

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Monitor Apache access_log

This article explain how to forward Apache access logs to Apsolab-Server. There are 2 options for sending access logs to Apsolab-Server. Both options require syslog-ng.

Configure syslog-ng to forward access logs to Apsolab-Server in raw format.
Configure syslog-ng to parse access logs and format log message for Apsolab-Server. (require syslog-ng 3.0 +)

Option 1: Configure syslog-ng to […]

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Monitor Apache error_log

This document explain how to forward Apache error log to Apsolab-Server. There are 3 options for sending error log to Apsolab-Server.

Configure httpd to send error logs to syslog and configure syslog to forward logs to Apsolab-Server.
Configure httpd to save logs into a file and use [XLog-Parser + XLog-Agent] to forward logs to Apsolab-Server.
Configure httpd […]

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Router, Switch & Firewall Logs

This article explain how to forward logs from router, switch, firewall or any other telecom device to Apsolab-Server.
Requirements
To forward logs from telecom devices to Apsolab-Server, your device must be able to send logs in syslog format to external host. In short, it must be compatible with syslog protocol.
Scenario

If you don’t have any special needs […]

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Setup Mac Syslog Connection

This article explain how to connect your Mac syslog to Apsolab-Server.

To forward your Mac logs to Apsolab-Server you need to enable Apsolab-Server syslog parser.

Configure Apsolab-Server to parse syslog messages

With administrator account (root), open Settings from Administration menu. Select Services tab.

In [Syslog] section, enter UDP port number. You can use multiple UDP ports if […]

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Setup Rsyslog Connection

This article explain how to connect rsyslog service to Apsolab-Server. You have two options to forward logs. You can forwards logs “as is” to Apsolab-Server and let them parse syslog data or have rsyslog parse the data and send it with Apsolab TAG protocol.

Send raw syslog data to Apsolab-Server
Send parsed data to Apsolab-Server

Send raw […]

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Setup Syslog-ng Connection

This article explain how to connect syslog-ng to Apsolab-Server. With syslog-ng there are 3 options for sending logs to Apsolab-Server.

Direct: Configure all remote server (running syslog-ng, rsyslog and syslog) to forward logs to Apsolab-Server and let them parse syslog raw data..
Agentless: Configure all remote server (running syslog-ng, rsyslog and syslog) to forward logs to local […]

By |June 25th, 2014|How to|0 Comments|

Reset Administrator Password

This article explain how to reset administrator password. To reset administrator password on Apsolab-Console, you must execute the installation procedure. Don’t worry, your configuration and data won’t be altered by this procedure but you should do a backup before proceeding.
On Unix/Linux

open a terminal and login as root (the Linux admin.)
cd /opt/apsolab/latest/console
chmod 0666 configuration.php
take some text editor […]

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