Trap your Alerts: An SNMP How-to using Java and Mule Enterprise Console

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MMC Customer stories series: SNMP alerts

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Motivation

We are evaluating using Nagios or a similar Big Brother Enterprise solution for displaying information about our many Enterprise Mule instances, applications and the status of our production and staging environments. The only sure thing is that we presented a budget for buying a couple of 55” monitors and were approved. Pure awesomeness!

First solution: Do it yourself

This is complicated.

The new Mule ESB Management Console

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I’m proud to announce that we have released the new Mule ESB Management Console (MMC) — this is an important step forward for Mule ESB.

We built MMC based on significant feedback from our customers, and we put the product through two early access pre-releases to incorporate feedback from real users. I must say that I’m pretty pleased with the end result —

General purpose monitoring vs. deep diagnostics – choosing the right tool

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The promise of a monitoring solution that will pinpoint application problems and give you exact steps to fix the problem has remained a dream. In addition, monitoring systems have become notorious for being expensive and difficult to maintain. Diagnosing application performance problems requires application-specific diagnostic information that general-purpose monitoring tools often do not provide.

While system monitoring products are useful in triaging a problem and assigning responsibility to a particular team (for ex: Application Server team),