Monitor OpenBSD using Collectd and Facette
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.
How good monitoring can help the business
There are many times when I see IT managers not monitoring their user’s services at all or setup a general application and consider the job done. Most of the time, they realise much is missing when they have to report about (recurrent) issues regarding business critical services. Monitoring is not to be considered as a cure solution but as a forecast tool. When planned and configured as such, it’ll help prevent predicable failures and drive capacity planning.