check_site_simple checks media-sources as well

The latest release of check_site_simple (v1.1.0.beta.1 as of writing this article) will find broken links to image and media-sources as well. Like it’s predecessors the integrated crawler of check_site_simple flags any broken link found somewhere on the checked site but now links to images and media files (e.g. audio or video files linked from your site) will get checked too. To give users full control we have also integrated a new switch --disable-media-checks.
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Check NetApp's E-Series

The first stable release (v1.1.0) of our brand new Check E-Series product brings an automated health check for e-series nodes. check_eseries_health will run the health checks regularly and automatically report any errors found. Example $ ./check_eseries_health --host=10.1.1.125 --system-id 1 [...] NETAPP ESERIES HEALTH CRITICAL - 16 health checks checked, 1 CRITICAL StorageGRID-XG-102.missingVolumes: notCompleted (CRITICAL) StorageGRID-XG-102.integratedHealthCheck: ok StorageGRID-XG-102.dbSubRecordsValidation: ok StorageGRID-XG-102.melEventCheck: ok StorageGRID-XG-102.validPassword: ok StorageGRID-XG-102.failedDrivesPresent: ok StorageGRID-XG-102.exclusiveOperations: ok StorageGRID-XG-102.driveCheck: ok StorageGRID-XG-102.nvsramDisableCfwDownloads: ok StorageGRID-XG-102.
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v6.x Customers: Missing --stm could fill up disk

We have discovered an issue in the new 6.x versions of check_netapp_pro if a getter contacts the new RESTful API of NetApp. These getters require an explicit --stm (e.g. --stm=1h). Otherwise the collected storefiles are not deleted and could fill up the monitoring servers disk. Again this does affect installations only if both of the following conditions are met: the plugins version is 6.x  the plugins getter contacts the RESTful API of the filer (Ontap 9.
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Performance Issues in large Environments

We have at least one confirmed report, that our latest release v6.0.0 has performance problems in large environments, when running many checks at the same time. There seems to be a limit of approximately 12 checks per second due to the overhead of running a docker container. We are working on a solution and will report here once we can provide an updated version. Customers with large environments may wait before upgrading to v6.
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Dependency free version 6.0.0 released as stable

After extensive testing we released the next major version 6.0.0 today. As already announced this version brings: Easy installation and update without dependencies on Perl or Perl-Modules.  Getter amd checks compatible with NetApps new RESTful API New checks and options More details are in the release history. This version is already available on your distributors portal. The completely rewritten and new documentation is available online at docs.monitoring-plugins.pro.

First v6.0.0 Release Candidate

We just pushed the first RC for the upcoming 6.0.0 version to the Distributors Portal. Customers who would like to test are very much appreciated! (Pls. check with the distributor to get access to unstable releases as well, if you do not see them on your account.) The 6.0.0 version brings a completely dockered and therefore dependency free installation plus new checks and options. Please read the release history for details.
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Checking a specific Nodes Instances

Since 4.0.0 every over-all check has a feature, which we call “instance-name contains node-name". We have introduced this as an replacement for the sporadic available --node|--vserver parameter (not available any more). So since then each instance-name has the name of its node prefixed. This allows to use the --include|--exclude parameters to filter for all instances of a specific node. E.g. if you have a new-node with a different hardware you may want to check only the ports of this new-node:
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"Ease the installation" follow up

We are constantly trying new methods of installing the plugins so to make installation and upgrade easy and scriptable (rpm, …). We found the Perl dependencies being the main obstacle and finally favorite a solution depending on docker. So in the future you could get a fully installed docker image with anything inside and ready to run. This image will of course require docker to run on your monitoring server. But in turn you won’t need to have Perl or any of its plugins installed.
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EMS Logparser to Monitor Autogrow-Events

The 5.3.0 version, released yesterday includes a new check to monitor the EMS(Event Management System)-Logfile. This allows several new checks among them one to send an alarm, if an unusal high number of autogrow-events take place. Let’s have some examples: # check myfiler for autoSize events and alarm according to the defaults check_netapp_ems -H myfiler --name=wafl.vol.autoSize.done # same as above, but check only on node 01 check_netapp_ems -H myfiler --node=myfiler-01 --name=wafl.
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Filter in SnapCenter Check Understands Regex

Our quite new SnapCenter check can filter for resource-groups and policies. Until now one had to precisely define which resource-groups should get checked. In some situations the resource-group name changes. To allow checking such resource-groups without having to constantly change the filters in the service-check configuration we are introducing regexmatching for these filters. Example Let me show you an example: If a resource-group sometimes changes from … AT01_HA_D01 to AT01_HA_D01_SR (and vice versa),
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