Category Archives: Python

HowTo check redis availability and get stats using Redis-py, Zenoss, and Python

My team was assigned to create a redis slave status check to be ran under Zenoss. So while they are creating that check, I decided to google for redis checks written in python that work under Nagios and or Zenoss … Continue reading

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HowTo add Aggregate Data Graphs from existing datapoints in Zenoss

Recently I had to aggregate the amount of 200, 400, 404, 500, 503,  and 504 HTTP 1.1 Codes from all of our Nginx and Ruby On Rails systems. So I decided to write a quick plugin for Zenoss that all … Continue reading

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HowTo backup all of your Zenoss Templates the easy way.

Recently I had to prepare for a Zenoss upgrade. During my prep work I had to create a zenpack of all of our Templates. For those of you who use Zenoss, you know how many templates you can start to … Continue reading

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HowTo monitor the Netscaler using Python and Soap instead of SNMP

In this HowTo, I will show you how you can get statistics off of the Netscaler without using SNMP. You might be asking why would I want to do that?? Well like many other devices that support SNMP, the Netscaler … Continue reading

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How to get information from the Netscaler using Python and Suds.

Recently I just started to use the Citrix Netscalers again ( Load Balancers ). Being the person that I am, I wanted a way to grab the information using the SOAP API. Now Citrix has a ton of documentation for … Continue reading

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Today’s task!

Today I was given a task to have my manager emailed once a day. If any of our Data Stores in ESX 3.5 are over 80% utilized. So I said to my self. What would be the easiest way to … Continue reading

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Network Device Manager update 0.22

We are please to announce the release of Network Device Manager 0.22. Release notes below.. Revision 0.22 10/02/2009 Threading has been implemented into the script. Drastic Speed increase!! It use to take about 18 minutes to run this script against … Continue reading

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LD Network Device Manager update .21

Here is another quick update for today. This time it is for ldNetDeviceManager.py. Revision .21 10/01/2009 Can now save output to a file. using the –save option {quickdown:49}

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HowTo Manage your networked devices using Python and Pexpect

This is my first release of ldNetDeviceManager.py. The ldNetManager.py tool gives you the ability to manage your network devices with out having to purchase a product like Cisco’s LMS or go through the planning phase of deploying a product like … Continue reading

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Python and Expect

At the current place that I work at, we are trying to figure out, how much we are logging on a daily basis. Since my manager is thinking of purchasing Splunk ( I hope he does ). But before we … Continue reading

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