Saturday, July 11, 2020

How to Install and Setup OSSEC agent on Ubuntu 18.04/CentOS 7

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In this guide, we are going to learn how to install and configure OSSEC agent on Ubuntu 18.04/CentOS 7. OSSEC is an open source Intrusion Detection System (HIDS)  that runs across multiple OS platforms such as Linux,Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, BSD, Windows, Mac and VMware ESX. It monitors all aspects of system activity such as; file integrity monitoring Windows registry monitoring log...

Install and Configure Logstash 7 on Ubuntu 18/Debian 9.8

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This guide will focus on how to install and configure Logstash 7 on Ubuntu 18.04/Debian 9.8 as a continuation of our guide on how to setup Elastic Stack 7 on Ubuntu 18.04/Debian 9.8. We have already covered the installation of Elasticsearch and Kibana. Install Elasticsearch 7.x on Ubuntu 18.04/Debian 9.8 Install...

Install and Configure SNMP on Debian 10 Buster

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This guide will take you through how to install and configure SNMP on Debian 10 Buster for monitoring using either SNMP v2c or v3. If you are looking at monitoring your Debian 10 system with monitoring tools like Nagios, Icinga or any other tools for health information, system metrics such as CPU load, Physical Memory usage, number...

Install and Configure Filebeat on CentOS 8

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In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to install and configure Filebeat on CentOS 8. Filebeat is one of the Elastic Stack beats, the data shippers for Elasticsearch. Filebeat is a lightweight shipper for forwarding and centralizing log data. Installed as an agent on your servers, Filebeat monitors the log...

How to Install OSSEC Agent on Solaris 11.4

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In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to install and configure OSSEC agent on Solaris 11.4. Note that this is not an official guide but rather a documentation of the steps that I took myself in order to get OSSEC agent working on Solaris 11.4. Just like we have explained in our other tutorials regarding installation of OSSEC...

Monitor Linux Hosts using Nagios check_by_ssh Plugin

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Welcome to our tutorial on how to monitor Linux Hosts using Nagios check_by_ssh plugin. This enables Nagios Server to monitor system metrics and services on remote Linux server using SSH. We have covered various guides on Nagios Monitoring in our previous articles; Nagios SNMP Monitoring of Linux Hosts on AlienVault USM/OSSIM How to Install Nagios Plugins and NRPE agents...

Monitor Squid logs with Grafana and Graylog

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In this guide, we are going to learn how to monitor squid logs with Grafana and Graylog. You can check our other guides on installing Graylog, forwarding squid logs to Graylog and creating Graylog squid log field extractors by following the links below; Install Graylog 3.0 on CentOS 7 Monitor Squid...

Install and Configure Prometheus on Debian 9

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In this guide, we are going to learn how to install and configure Prometheus on Debian 9. Prometheus is a time series collection and processing monitoring platform with a dimensional data model, flexible query language, efficient time series database and modern alerting approach. Want to install Prometheus on Ubuntu 18.04? See the link below; Install Prometheus on Ubuntu 18.04 Install and Configure Prometheus...

Configure Nagios Email Notification Using Gmail

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Nagios can be configured to sent out alerts on the state of the host or host service being monitored via email. This guide will therefore take you through how to Configure Nagios Email Notification using Gmail. The current state of a service or host being monitored is determined by the status of the service...

Install ELK Stack on Ubuntu 20.04

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Welcome to our guide on how to install ELK Stack on Ubuntu 20.04. ELK, currently known as Elastic Stack, is the acronym for open source projects comprising; Elasticsearch: a search and analytics engineKibana: a data visualization and dash-boarding tool that enables you to analyze data stored on Elasticsearch.Logstash: a...