Tag Archives: java

Running the Tanuki Java Service Wrapper in Alpine Linux

By | February 11, 2016

Alpine Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution which, as far as I am concerned, makes it especially suitable to use in Docker images. The Java Service Wrapper from Tanuki enables Java applications to run as services and is also useful just to launch a Java application, since it will restart it under certain error conditions.… 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 »

Creating a Docker Image with Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana

By | August 23, 2015

In this article I will create a Docker image that contains the Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana – more commonly known as the ELK stack. This Docker image will be based on the Docker image with Java 8 on Ubuntu that I created in an earlier article. I am aware of there being Docker images containing… Read More »

Message Cowboy – Task Execution Status Reports and Periodic Cleanup

By | December 31, 2014

On the last day of 2014 I managed to squeeze in the final touches to storing task execution status entries and periodic cleanup of such entries in Message Cowboy. For those not familiar with Message Cowboy, please refer to the Github project page. Task execution status entries indicate the result of the execution of a… Read More »