Category Archives: Operations

Switching from Ubuntu Based to Alpine Linux Based Docker Image

By | February 13, 2016

Some time ago I red about the Iron.io and how they created very small Docker images for different languages, such as Python, Java etc. Some days ago I was looking into how to make my Elastalert Docker image smaller, mostly as a therapeutic task, when I recalled the Iron.io Docker images. A quick search revealed… Read More »

Alerting with the ELK Stack and Elastalert

By | December 6, 2015

Based on my article on JMX Monitoring with the ELK Stack and the article on creating a Docker image with Elastalert, I will now combine these and add the missing part, alerting, to the monitoring and alerting stack I have worked my way towards. Preparations The different configuration files used in this article’s example available… Read More »

Creating an Elastalert Docker Image on Docker Hub

By | October 19, 2015

In this article I will show how I created a Docker image for Elastalert and create an automated build for the image on Docker Hub. Among other things, I will show how to wait on other services that a service running in a Docker container depends on. Introduction For those who are not familiar with Elastalert… Read More »

JMX Monitoring with Docker and the ELK Stack

By | September 27, 2015

This article will show how to monitor a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) running in a Docker container using JMX and the ELK stack, consisting of Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana, running in another Docker container. In addition there will be a simple example on how to use Docker Compose. In the example I will run an… Read More »

Mule ESB in Docker

By | January 18, 2015

In this article I will attempt to run the Mule ESB community edition in Docker in order to see whether it is feasible without any greater inconvenience. My goal is to be able to use Docker both when testing as well as in a production environment in order to gain better control over the environment… Read More »