Sunday, December 21, 2014

Top 10 Plugins on the New Relic Platform [feedly]



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Top 10 Plugins on the New Relic Platform
// New Relic blog

"Monitor all the things" is a mantra we take seriously here at New Relic. And that approach doesn't stop with what New Relic alone tells you about your applications. The plugins published on the New Relic Platform allow users to extend our real-time performance monitoring to include technologies in even highly complex application stacks.

Today there are hundreds of public and private New Relic Platform plugins to extend functionality to other applications and infrastructures. Each new plugin makes it easier for our customers to see the metrics they care about in one place, and that's why we're taking a moment to call out the ones they've found most helpful.

Top 10 plugins

Without further ado, here are the top 10 most-used public plugins on the New Relic Platform to date:

1. MySQL, by the New Relic Platform Team

This plugin lets you capture performance and usage data about your MySQL 5.0+ databases to provide more insight and improve troubleshooting. You'll have access to key real-time metrics that deliver an overview of your databases and detailed measurements about queries, InnoDB, and replication. (Included metrics: SQL volume, database connections, network traffic, key database optimizations.)

2. Microsoft SQL Server, by the New Relic Platform Team

Capture performance and usage data about your Microsoft SQL Server 2005+ databases to inform insights and improve troubleshooting. Key real-time metrics provide an overview of your databases and detailed measurements about memory usage, connections, network I/O, and file I/O. (Included metrics: SQL CPU usage, page life threat, buffer cache miss ratio, max recompiles.)

3. Sendgrid, by Sendgrid

SendGrid is a simple email infrastructure in the cloud. For Sendgrid customers, this plugin provides statistical monitoring and a simple 'at a glance' health check for your email traffic. The plugin includes real time information on email performance including deliverability, engagement, and compliance concerns.

4. Compose, by Compose (MongoDB as a Service)

This plugin instantly routes your Compose database performance metrics to New Relic in real-time, and offers a no-install process for Compose customers. (Included metrics: opcounters—queries, deletes, updates, getmores, commands and performance indicators, page faults and lock percentages.)

5. Redis, by Poison Pen LLC

This plugin lets you trend and monitor Redis server statistics. Summary metrics help you warn and alert on command velocity, key count, connections, and blocked connections. The plugin polls numerous supported backend systems—see the plugin page for the full list. (Included metrics: keys per database, commands processed, memory utilization, connection counts, pubsub patterns and commands, pending key expirations.)

6. Apache HTTPd, by Poison Pen LLC

You can trend and monitor Apache HTTP server statistics using this plugin, which polls numerous supported backend systems and submits the results to the New Relic platform (see the plugin page for the full list).

7. Nginx, by Poison Pen LLC

Not affiliated with Nginx, Inc., this plugin lets you trend and monitor Nginx HTTP server statistics by polling numerous supported backend systems and submitting the results to the New Relic platform (see the plugin page for full list of supported systems).

8. nginx web server, by Nginx, Inc.

With this plugin, you can visualize NGINX Web server load and performance. Created by the original authors of NGINX Web server, the plugin collects and displays key load metrics to track important NGINX instances behavior. (Included metrics: active client connections, idle—keepalive—client connections, client connections accept/drop rate, and more.)

9. Memcached, by Poison Pen LLC

This plugin allows you to trend and monitor memcached server statistics. The plugin agent polls numerous supported backend systems and submits the results to the New Relic platform (see the plugin page for full list).

10. Amazon EC2, by the New Relic Platform Team

The Amazon EC2 plugin displays metrics from Amazon CloudWatch, a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources and the applications you run on AWS. There is a single install to monitor several AWS services through CloudWatch. Other monitored services include: EBS, ELB, RDS, SQS, SNS, and ElastiCache. (Included metrics: disk operations, CPU usage, network I/O.)

If you're already a New Relic customer and want to explore all the plugins our Platform has to offer, Plugin Central is a good place to start. To discuss these, and other plugins, or to get support using the New Relic Platform, hop on over to our Community Forum.


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HOWTO update a forked Git repo [feedly]



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HOWTO update a forked Git repo
// Remi Bergsma's blog

When contributing to open source projects, it's pretty common these days to fork the project on Github, add your contribution, and then send your work as a so-called "pull request" to the project for inclusion. It's nice, clean and fast. I did this last week to contribute to Apache CloudStack. When I wanted to contribute […]
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MariaDB 5.5.41 Now Available [feedly]



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MariaDB 5.5.41 Now Available
// Planet MySQL

Download MariaDB 5.5.41

Release Notes Changelog What is MariaDB 5.5?

MariaDB APT and YUM Repository Configuration Generator

mariadb-seal-shaded-browntext-altThe MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 5.5.41. This is a Stable (GA) release.

See the Release Notes and Changelog for detailed information on this release and the What is MariaDB 5.5? page in the MariaDB Knowledge Base for general information about the MariaDB 5.5 series.

Thanks, and enjoy MariaDB!


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Be the automator! [feedly]



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Be the automator!
// Remi Bergsma's blog

Today I saw an awesome video of a presentation by Glenn O'Donnell. In his presentation, Glenn states that it's not about technology, it's about services. Service design is modular with a logical structure. Approach it as a system and try to improve it as a whole, not just tiny pieces of it. To do that, […]
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How to Enable RPMForge Repository in RHEL/CentOS 7.x/6.x/5.x [feedly]



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How to Enable RPMForge Repository in RHEL/CentOS 7.x/6.x/5.x
// Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides » CentOS

RPMforge repository is a utility that is used to install third party software packages under Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Community ENTerprise Operating System (CentOS). It provides more than 5000 software packages in the rpm format for these Linux distributions. RPMforge repository not a part of RHEL or CentOS but it is designed to […]
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What you need to know about the LPIC-1 Exam Update [feedly]



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What you need to know about the LPIC-1 Exam Update
// LPI Community Corner

Coming soon in January 2015 we're releasing new versions of the LPIC-1 and LPIC-304 exams. To help accommodate candidates in all stages of study, we're allowing you to take the new exam or the previous version for the first half of 2015.

Here's what you need to know:


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Hybrid Cloud Burst – What, Where and When? [feedly]



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Hybrid Cloud Burst – What, Where and When?
// Virtualization Management Software & Data Center Control | VMTurbo » VMTurbo Blog

A recent article from Forbes titled Everybody Is Hot On Hybrid Cloud, Even If They Don't Quite Understand What It Is, highlights that executives are bullish on the hybrid cloud – which combines public cloud services with those of the … READ MORE

The post Hybrid Cloud Burst – What, Where and When? appeared first on Virtualization Management Software & Data Center Control | VMTurbo.


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Arista Networks Webinar Excerpt: Arista LANZ [feedly]



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Arista Networks Webinar Excerpt: Arista LANZ
// Virtualization Management Software & Data Center Control | VMTurbo » VMTurbo Blog

Watch On-Demand "The kind of customers that want to cloudify their infrastructure are trying to do it with minimal staff, and they have to have automation and visibility built into the network with the kind of intelligence delivered by VMTurbo." … READ MORE

The post Arista Networks Webinar Excerpt: Arista LANZ appeared first on Virtualization Management Software & Data Center Control | VMTurbo.


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Rob Reynolds: Practical Ways to Simplify Windows Administration [feedly]



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Rob Reynolds: Practical Ways to Simplify Windows Administration
// Puppet Labs

In this podcast installment, Rob Reynolds, software engineer at Puppet Labs, talks about some of the tools that make it easier to automate Windows environments, including Powershell, Puppet, and the package manager he wrote called Chocolatey.

This discussion is especially timely, given the release of the new Windows module pack, which includes the following Puppet Supported and Approved modules:


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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Dec 13 – 20) [feedly]



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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Dec 13 – 20)
// The OpenStack Blog

The Way Forward

The OpenStack project structure has been under heavy discussion over the past months. There was a long email thread, a lot of opinionated blogposts, a cross-project design summit session in Paris, and various strawmen proposed to our governance repository. Based on all that input, the OpenStack Technical Committee worked on a clear specification of the problems we are trying to solve, and the proposed way to fix them. Thierry Carrez wrote an excerpt of the approved resolution. To ejnoy with a cup of your favorite brew and away from distractions.

OpenStack Object Storage Swift 2.2.1 released

The work of 28 contributors (including 8 first-time contributors), this release is definitely operator-centric. Upgrade is recommended; as always you can upgrade to this release with no customer downtime.

Relevant Conversations

Deadlines and Development Priorities

Security Advisories and Notices

Tips 'n Tricks

Upcoming Events

2015 OpenStack Foundation Events Plan and Calls for Papers Available. The 2015 events plan is now available on the Global Events Calendar wiki. The detailed spreadsheet covers industry events, Summits (dates and locations), as well as regional OpenStack Days organized by the community.  If you're interested in sponsoring or speaking at a planned OpenStack Day, please contact the contact listed in the spreadsheet.

Other News

Got Answers?

Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

Welcome New Reviewers and Developers

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OpenStack Reactions

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Ensuring Customer Success with a Technical Relationship Manager [feedly]



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Ensuring Customer Success with a Technical Relationship Manager
// Citrix Blogs

The #1 Reason to Add a TRM to Your Citrix Environment In the world of virtualization, and frequent operating system updates, there will always be applications that present compatibility issues.  When an organization is running critical applications and is experiencing an outage, the cost of the problem can far outweigh the cost of having a proactive support contract in place.  Adding a Technical Relationship Manager…

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Citrix and HP Can Help You Tackle the Top 7 IT Initiatives of 2015 [feedly]



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Citrix and HP Can Help You Tackle the Top 7 IT Initiatives of 2015
// Citrix Blogs

HP Discover Barcelona just wrapped, and it reminded me of how we live in a time of relentless, disruptive change. There is now a ceaseless information flow that is toppling old business models and rapidly minting new ones. And no company survives without adapting. HP aptly refers to the way enterprises need to respond to this as the "New Style of IT." Transitioning to the…

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2015 Prediction: A Happier, Healthier, Mobile Internet of You [feedly]



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2015 Prediction: A Happier, Healthier, Mobile Internet of You
// Citrix Blogs

Will 2015 Mean a Happier, Healthier You? As December draws to an end, our minds turn to the year ahead, and New Year's resolutions abound. As anyone in the fitness industry can tell you – January is the time that people are filled with good intentions, and gym memberships spike. But perhaps 2015 will be different. With a growing number of mobile health apps and…

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Putting Experience First [feedly]



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Putting Experience First
// Citrix Blogs

Since our birth as a small startup delivering virtual apps to users, Citrix has always envisioned a different and better way for people to experience work.  I wasn't personally working at Citrix 25 years ago when it all started, but it doesn't take long for any employee to learn several facts about our focus as a company: Our end game is not just about technology,…

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One-Stop Shop for XenApp Migration and Upgrade Info [feedly]



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One-Stop Shop for XenApp Migration and Upgrade Info
// Citrix Blogs

  New Site:  Review FlexCast Management Architecture of XenApp 7.6 With the release of XenApp 7.6, many Citrix customers are starting to evaluate the benefits of the new FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA) of XenApp 7.6.  Just as a quick refresher, XenApp 6.5 and earlier editions leveraged the Independent Management Architecture (IMA), so making the move to XenApp 7 also means you are making the architecture…

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Citrix Director 7.6: Filters Explained [feedly]



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Citrix Director 7.6: Filters Explained
// Citrix Blogs

One of Director's finest features is the "Filters" page. With this feature we can analyze, drill down and focus on monitoring and troubleshooting things that matter. It also helps you analyze with ease and helps customers solve issues in a jiffy. Filters are explicitly divided into Machines, Sessions and Connections. Let's deep dive into each one of them and check out how it can help an administrator troubleshoot and analyze issues.

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Leveraging an Enterprise Cloud for Citrix Deployment [feedly]



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Leveraging an Enterprise Cloud for Citrix Deployment
// Citrix Blogs

Building upon our past successes with XenDesktop and XenMobile the Citrix Solutions Lab extended those initial deployments. In the white paper that we recently published, we began by upgrading from XenDesktop 7.1 to 7.5 and XenMobile from 8.6 to 9.0. However, we weren't done there. We built out an Enterprise Cloud environment, leveraging Citrix CloudPlatform and XenServer, and added those systems into the existing XenDesktop…

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Social media health screening for Citrix partners at Summit [feedly]



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Social media health screening for Citrix partners at Summit
// Citrix Blogs

Improve Your Personal Health When You Join Us at Summit Our personal health is vital and there are increasingly more programs, resources, outreach opportunities and accessible information to help us maintain healthy lifestyles. When you think about an organization's business in terms of its health, a company can also benefit from a health checkup – while weight, blood pressure and cholesterol are not monitored, a…

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Attending Citrix Summit 2015? Citrix ShareFile Enterprise announces breakout sessions and demo hours [feedly]



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Attending Citrix Summit 2015? Citrix ShareFile Enterprise announces breakout sessions and demo hours
// Citrix Blogs

Citrix Summit is taking place January 13-14th in Las Vegas, NV! ShareFile is excited to highlight what breakout sessions and demos will be taking place during our conference. For those of you who are unfamiliar with ShareFile, it is a secure enterprise file sync and sharing service that meets the mobility and collaboration needs of users and the data requirements of the enterprise. Here is…

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Autodesk designer reviews REVIT on Citrix XenApp – plus register for GTC 2015 [feedly]



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Autodesk designer reviews REVIT on Citrix XenApp – plus register for GTC 2015
// Citrix Blogs

At Citrix Synergy 2014, I saw one of the most fascinating demos of NVIDIA GPUs running Citrix XenApp to deliver Autodesk REVIT. We've blogged a lot about how XenApp is a really cost effective and user-satisfying way to deliver Autodesk applications on vSphere, XenServer or physical servers using NVIDIA or AMD GPUs. This demo wasn't so much about the underlying cost of the technologies though…

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