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Nagios plugin to check DELL OpenManage (OMSA)

Those who doesn’t like configuring a long list of alert mechanism of on servers, here comes a savior – check_openmanage Nagios plugin. Making life easier.

More info on this plugin:
check_ checks the hardware health of Dell servers running Server Administrator (OMSA). The plugin can be used remotely with SNMP or locally with NRPE, check_by_ssh or similar, whichever suits your needs and particular taste. The plugin checks the health of the storage subsystem, power supplies, memory modules, temperature probes etc., and gives an alert if any of the components are faulty or operate outside normal parameters.

Here are some of its results:

dell-server01 ~$
OK – System: ‘PowerEdge R710′, SN: ‘XXXXXXX’, 72 GB ram (18 dimms), 1 logical drives, 2 physical drives

nagios-server ~$ check_openmanage -H dell-server02
Physical Disk 1:3 [Seagate ST3300007LC, 300GB] on ctrl 0 needs attention: Failure Predicted

It’s neat output and nagios ability to keep us alerted about server issues via email, sound alert through nagios plugins etc makes it feel good to keep a healthier RAID array running on servers.

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GIMPFx for quick Image editing

There is very little time to process the images that I click through my digital camera. Even if you like to send out couple of pics to friends, it becomes hard to send them without editing. I have found a way to quickly process the images, add borders etc through GIMP easily. GIMPFX-Foundry project found […]

Simply Exclude WordPress Plugin

Many of you might be wondering why I started posting Kannada blog posts here on Platonic. Sorry about that. I was just playing around with my blog to see how I can keep a copy of my Kannada posts here on a separate page. But it took a while to find quick solutions.

Anyways, now you need not worry much about it. You continue reading all my english posts as usual. For Kannada posts click on “ಕನ್ನಡ” link that you can see on the blog. Also note that these Kannada posts won’t be appearing in RSS feeds too. I will be posting a RSS feed to subscribe to my Kannada blog posts separately.

Thanks to Simply Exclude Plugin which made it happen in couple of minutes.  Here is a screen shot of Simply Excludes interface.

Simply Exclude

Simply Exclude

If I have to deliberately override this (;)) there is an option for that too ..

Override Simply Exclude

Override Simply Exclude

Flash Plugin for Google Chrome


All you need to do is to get chrome browser started with –enable-plugins option :)

There are few more options which you might want to tryout .

–enable-greasemonkey –enable-user-scripts –enable-extensions

PS: Chrome might crash with Flash as its still in development. Don’t blame me if it crashes while you work enjoy flash movies on it.