Tag Archives: monitoring

Kubernetes Monitoring with Prometheus

By | March 11, 2024

Reading Time: 16 minutes In this article I am going show how to install Prometheus in a Kubernetes cluster using a Kubernetes operator. I will use the Operator Lifecycle Manager to install the operator, all with the ulterior motive to have infrastructure as code and in the extension be able to automate installation and configuration to an as large… Read More »

Alerting with the E(L)K Stack and Elastalert Revisited

By | June 16, 2017

Reading Time: 15 minutes In this article I will revisit the example from my previous article Alerting with the ELK Stack and Elastalert. The same scenario as in the earlier article will be used; a Mule ESB CE instance with a Mule application will be monitored using JMX. The new example will use Metricbeat instead of Logstash to poll… Read More »

The ESB is Dead – Testament of a System Integrator

By | April 5, 2017

Reading Time: 16 minutes In this article I will talk about why I believe that the enterprise service bus is unsuitable when you have, or expect, more than a handful of integration scenarios and my thoughts about in what direction to look instead. In addition I will add in some thoughts and experiences in related areas. I will not… Read More »

Alerting with the ELK Stack and Elastalert

By | December 6, 2015

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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

Reading Time: 13 minutes 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 »

Remote JMX Monitoring of a Mule Instance

By | August 24, 2014

Reading Time: 6 minutes Remote JMX Monitoring of a Mule Instance In this post I will describe how to enable monitoring of a remote Mule instance using JMX. In addition I will also enable the MX4J web interface that will expose the JMX properties of the Mule instance in a web application and I will install the Jolokia Mule… Read More »

Monitoring Mule with Java Mission Control

By | May 1, 2014

Reading Time: 9 minutes Starting with JDK 7 update 40 (7u40), the Java Mission Control is bundled with the HotSpot JVM. The Java Mission Control can be used for simple monitoring of a Mule instance, for instance during development or for those content with what the community edition of Mule has to offer. In fact, Java Mission Control can… Read More »