SystemD with NodeJS

Posted on Sunday, July 9, 2017



I want to run a nodeJS application via SystemD.   These will be my simple notes on how to do this.





Installing MongoDB on Ubuntu 16.04

Posted on Saturday, July 8, 2017


In this tutorial I am going to be installing MongoDB 3.4 on Ubuntu 16.04 and fiddle with it a little.

Checking the default install for mongoDB on Ubuntu 16.04


  > sudo apt-cache madison mongodb



Looks like it installs 2.6.10, since I want 3.4, I can't use a simple apt-get.

SystemD and Gollum Wiki

Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2017









I want to set up my Gollum wiki server to be started/stopped/rebooted via SystemD.   Using SystemD I also want it to restart if it should crash.




Prometheus, JMX, and Zookeeper

Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2017



 I am still poking around Prometheus.   So far I am liking it a lot. 


In this article I am going to go over how to get it connected to JMX in Zookeeper to start getting metrics out of those systems for monitoring.  I did another article on how to get it set up with Kafka  ( see http://www.whiteboardcoder.com/2017/04/prometheus-and-jmx.html [1] )

Installing JMX Exporter as a Debian Package

Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017


I already got a JMX Exporter installed and working on a simple Kafka server see http://www.whiteboardcoder.com/2017/04/prometheus-and-jmx.html [1].

Now I want to see if I can simplify it a little by installing the tool via a Debian package. 

The JMX Exporter build will also build a debian installation package.