Monitoring Tomcat with Munin on Debian GNU/Linux

To monitor Tomcat with Munin 2.0 on Debian GNU/Linux (tested on Debian Squeeze with Tomcat6 and Debian Backports), you need the following steps. First, you need to install package tomcat6-admin which enables the Tomcat Manager app we will be using….

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HOWTO Install Sun’s JAVA on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04)

After Ubuntu’s decision to default to OpenJDK for 10.04 (which is a good decision, IMHO), Sun’s (but is it still Sun, or Oracle?) JAVA somewhat “disappeared” from Ubuntu (multiverse). That being said, some people may still need features only available…

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Sakai tricky to install from normal Linux distribution

We have a student working for us on comparisons between various LMSes here, and we recently moved on to Sakai. We’ve been looking a bit at installing it on an Ubuntu 9.04 and boy… is this a challenge. While there…

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HOWTO Install a JRE on Sun Solaris

This article was first written in September 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/174). It may seem natural that Java should be available on Solaris. Actually, it is, but Solaris 8 for example features an obsolete JRE (Java Runtime Environment),…

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