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Install NewRelic Server Monitoring Agent on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

April 19, 2015 Andy 0

NewRelic is a real-time monitoring tool that has a number of useful plugins. Here I am installing the server monitoring agent to keep track of my servers health. To install the server monitoring agent, first add the repository… …then install the monitoring agent…. Configure and start server monitoring daemon… And here’s what the server monitoring overview page looks like. Related Documents newrelic.com: New Relic Servers for Linux

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Rackspace Cloud Monitoring Agent

April 11, 2015 Andy 0

The Rackspace cloud monitoring agent allows you to monitor CPU, memory, filesystem usage and system processes. It does this by collecting information about the system and pushing it out to Rackspace Cloud Monitoring web services, where they can be analyzed, graphed, and alerted on. It is this technology that the Rackspace monitoring checks are built upon. Plus you get a nice pretty little bar graph in the server details section of the control panel 🙂 Install the Agent While the instructions used here are for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, this page lists the exact commands needed for all major distros. If […]

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Installing Popcorn Time on Arch Linux

April 11, 2015 Andy 0

I was looking for a Showbox equivalent that I could easily install on my Arch Linux desktop, when I came across Popcorn Time. Like Showbox, this program is a free and similar to the likes of Netflix. It is essentially an open source BitTorrent client that uses sequential downloading for streaming. It is available for pretty much all platforms: Linux, Android, Mac OSX….oh, and Windows (I guess some people are still using it). Popcorn Time was available from the AUR, so I thought I’d give it a go. At the time of writing, there were three packages available, popcorn-time, popcorntime-git […]

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Installing Oracle Java on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

April 9, 2015 Andy 0

You will need to run the following as the root user. To install Java 7… …and for Java 8… You will have to agree and accept the following licenses: You can quickly test both java and javac with the following…. …or you may want to check out one of my previous posts here. Related Documents https://salayhin.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/install-oracle-java-78-jdk-and-jre-in-ubuntu-14-04/ https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-java-on-ubuntu-with-apt-get http://askubuntu.com/questions/521145/how-to-install-oracle-java-on-ubuntu-14-04