Archive for May, 2011

libsrvrmgrd-osx 0.6.2 Released

A new release of my monitoring plugin for Nagios (and compatible) monitoring solutions is available. This version includes some added hardware monitoring for HDD, Memory & CPU Usage. There are many bug fixes which clean up a lot of the (null) and 404 errors that were occurring when run from a OSX monitoring server.

 You can down load it from

To get usage instructions just run the plugin from within a terminal with no arguments. Please get stuck in and log bugs/feature requests! 🙂


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Quota Monitor Menu 3 (beta)

The Situation: You have a Mac OS X Server with network home directories and disk quotas enabled.

The Problem: The Mac OS Finder on client machines does not have very good support for warning users they are approaching their file quota limit. They end up all of sudden unable to save files with little or no explanation as to why.

The Solution: Quota Monitor Menu places the user’s home folder quota status right in the menu bar. It will also pop up warnings at regular intervals.

This is a general rewrite and cleanup of the code, and a few new preference options have been added. Tested on 10.6 and run in my organization for the last few weeks. You can download both the app and source at:

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