Category: Capacity Planning

Elasticstack (ELK) and pfSense Firewall – Monitoring system performance with Elastic Metricbeats

Elasticstack (ELK) and pfSense Firewall – Monitoring system performance with Elastic Metricbeats

Introduction This is an unexpected article that came about while reviewing the documentation for Elasticbeats (As used for the Elasticstack with pfSense and Suricata series). It covers the implementation on pfSense of Metricbeat, another element of the Elasticbeats package, a tool used for shipping system performance and utilization metrics to Elasticsearch for reporting and monitoring. …

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Make it go faster

Make it go faster

  For the last couple of years I have been working on a large enterprise roll-out of a certain software product.  With my Infrastructure architect hat on I spent a great deal of time with specialists from the software vendor, the implementation partner and our hardware partner to create a system that would handle the …

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