How to (not) migrate Graylog to Opensearch

Graylog is a centralized log management solution to capture, store and analyze log files in real-time. Starting with the latest minor release 4.3 Graylog announced to no longer support Elasticsearch (ES) due to licensing and structural changes Elastic introduced in v7.11. For this reason, the last supported ES version is 7.10, which has already reached EOL on May 11, 2022.

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Collect JSON metrics with Telegraf

Telegraf is a powerful, plugin based metrics collector that also provides Prometheus compatible outputs. For various purposes, there are a number of input plugins that can collect metrics from various sources. Even more powerful are the processor plugins that allow metrics to be processed and manipulated as they pass through, and immediately output results based on the values they process. In this short blog post I’ll explain how to fetch JSON metrics from the Docker registry API to track some data of a DockerHub Repository.

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SSL certificate monitoring pitfalls

Certificates are a fundamental part of the Internet’s security. At least since Let’s Encrypt, a free and automated Certificate Authority, has started its service, SSL is nearly used everywhere. To avoid Certificate issues and possible service outages, it’s a good idea to monitor the SSL certificates used by your services, especially as Let’s Encrypt certificates have a short lease time of 90 days. I’m using Prometheus to monitor my infrastructure, and for Prometheus there are multiple ways to get started.
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Toolbox 2: git-plus

If you work with a lot of Git repositories on a regular basis, you’re bound to run into the situation where you need to make changes to multiple repositories sooner or later. While it would be possible to run your Git commands in a shell loop over everything repositories, it is often tedious to type the command or remember the correct syntax.

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Toolbox 1: direnv

We all use many different tools every day e.g. for our work, automation or better productivity. In the series “Toolbox” I would like to present such applications that have made my day-to-day work so much easier. All applications are free and open source software developed by big tech companies as well as lovingly handcrafted hobby projects. If you also know an awesome tool that has changed your life, I would love to hear from you on Mastodon.
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