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Custom Prometheus dashboards using Console templates

       1557 words, 8 minutes

Sometimes you just need a quick (and not so dirty) way to keep an eye on your server metrics. A nice thing with Prometheus is that it can be both a storage and a visualization solution for your metrics. Here follows a quick example of what can be done using Prometheus Console Templates .

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Ads blocking with OpenBSD unbound(8)

       1838 words, 9 minutes

The Internet is full of Ads and Trackers. And a way to avoid those is to simply not reach the stinky servers. This can be partially done using a local DNS resolver. This article is a reboot of both the 2019 Blocking Ads using unbound on OpenBSD and Storing unbound logs into InfluxDB posts ; hopefully improved.

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Status Page using Collectd, InfluxDB and Grafana

       981 words, 5 minutes

Collectd is already grabbing statistics from my services and drop them into InfluxDB so that I can get pretty graphes with Grafana. One thing I miss is a single page that shows the overall status for all those systems ; somehow also known as Status Page.

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Monitoring OpenBSD using CollectD, InfluxDB and Grafana

       357 words, 2 minutes

In a “get pretty graphs” mood, I’m looking at what can be done regarding OpenBSD monitoring using the CollectD collector and Grafana dashboard renderer. OpenBSD 6.2-current provides InfluxDB and Grafana packages. A great stack for pretty reportings.

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Monitor OpenBSD using Collectd and Facette

       113 words, 1 minutes

Imil wrote as nice 5 minutes collectd + facette setup article using NetBSD. After a quick look in the ports, I saw it was possible to monitor OpenBSD using Collectd and Facette too. Hang tight, it only takes seconds to achieve.

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