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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By John | November 15, 2007

Sergio Leone couldn’t have scripted this one any better.

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Topics: groundwork, gwmanup, nagios | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

  1. Greg Willis Says:
    November 16th, 2007 at 11:21 am

    Hello John.

    First off, are we related?

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    The FiveRuns software allows administrators to monitor key servers and applications, including event reporting, current status, and troubleshooting capabilities. FiveRuns Rails Management allows for in-depth analysis, tuning and troubleshooting of Rails applications. In addition to Rails management, FiveRuns monitors a comprehensive list of systems and applications such as Windows, Linux, Solaris, Mac, Apache, JBoss, Tomcat, Oracle, and MySQL.

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    Thanks for your time, and have a great day!

    Best Regards,


    Greg Willis

  2. Help Him Help You at John M Willis Says:
    November 25th, 2007 at 10:56 am

    [...] Tarus Balog, “The Mouth of OpenNMS”, in his recent “Thanksgiving” post proclaimed that . OpenNMS will always be free. I would say he has chosen a road less traveled. [...]

  3. Tarus Says:
    November 25th, 2007 at 11:28 am

    Heh – funny you should mention Sergio Leone. At OpenNMS, one of our contributors is Antonio Russo. His wife was Sergio Leone’s cousin, and when he stayed with them in Naples he slept on their day bed. When I was there I slept on the same bed. Sure, it’s not the same as millions in venture cap, but it is still a pretty good perk. (grin)