Author Archives: Garden

WSO2 Init Script (with status)

I’ve been stuck working with wso2 products lately, can’t say I’m terribly fond of them, but what can you do. It turns out that there are no good init scripts for the wso2 servers, and all the ones I found … Continue reading

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Solaris NFS Troubleshooting Checklist

Ran into a recent problem at work today, which shouldn’t have been an issue. However, something that normally took a few minutes ended up taking all morning to resolve, and shed light on a few other oddities. I got a … Continue reading

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Compiling Ledger 3.0

Ledger   is a pretty sweet finance system that fits my style of all text all the time. Only problem is that installing ledger 3.0 is a bit of a pain on RedHat 6. It doesn’t have any native packages, … Continue reading

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Graphite Tips

Recent came up with a few things that make using graphite even easier. Namely the Graphlot view. It’s a much nicer view for single graphs then the composer as it lets you zoom in easily, and unlike rrd, you can … Continue reading

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SNMP and Monitoring Rant

This is a rant, it won’t be to long but… So I just started playing with graphite which is just all sorts of awesome.  However most of the data I care about needs to come from SNMP, because it’s A, a … Continue reading

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vi on Solaris

Recently had one of the more embarrassing things happen to me at the new job. I spent several hours attempting to figure out my term settings on the Solaris boxes, only to find out that my term was correct, I had just forgotten how … Continue reading

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Dependency Grapher

Just created a new project on google code, pyDepGrapher. I’ve been working on a easy to use dependency generator for a while. It’s much nicer to generate the pretty dependency charts on the computer rather than keep drawing them on the whiteboard at work. … Continue reading

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Bugzilla Tools

I’ve been playing around with writing some python tools to get data into and out of bugzilla. I’ve dumped them in google code at https://code.google.com/p/gardens-bugzilla-tools/

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Windows Task Scheduler and sqlldr

Just found out that when setting up a sqlldr job on a windows system when you setup the action you MUST put in a working directory. Otherwise the sqlldr silently fails.

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fence_xvm restarts by default wtf

Contrary to old versions now fence_xvm restarts the vm by default. WTF? If it dies I want it dead, as they say, shoot the other node in the HEAD. To fix, create the fence_xvm as a shared fence and then … Continue reading

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