Connect Moskito-Central to MongoDB

Today we are going to connect MoSKito-Central to MongoDB database.

In a few words, MoSKito-Central is a service (remote or embedded) that receives your MoSKito statistics and stores it in the place of your choice (Filesystem, Database, …).

Our choice for now is MongoDB and MoSKito-Central in embedded mode.

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Enable logback in JBoss

About 10 years ago log4j was the logging framework for java. Years passed and many logging frameworks emerged. For many people, including myself, logback is the new log4j (and that is not only because of Ceki).

Unfortunately it is not possible to run logback as slf4j implementation OOTB in JBoss like in Tomcat. The following 5 steps explain you how to get it running.

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Case Study: Monitoring a cluster of java daemon processes


today I am going to speak about a concrete example of the MoSKito Control capabilities. Today we will build up a monitoring system, but not for WebApps as in previous posts, but for just plain java processes, that we are going to call daemons. Daemon, in my understanding, is just a plain old java bean/thread running in background in a separate JVM and doing some work. To make the post easier to write I created a small project on github that serves me as example:

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Id Based Locking

We ‘invented’ (at least we say we invented it, until someone else claims the authorship), that kind of locking, where you lock not an object itself, but what the object means in the real world (or at least in your domain). It was long part of the ano-utils project. However ano-utils is a bit bloated, so we refactored it into a small separate project, without any further dependencies to external libs.

I will not repost the explanations why it is needed and what it does, instead just a link to  the github page, that explains everything

Lock on!

Integrating MoSKito into Java EE 6 + JBoss AS 7 environment

MoSKito enables you to analyze and monitor your running Java application.

During this blog post, we guide you how to fully integrate MoSKito within Java EE 6 environment und run it with JBoss Application Server 7. Furthermore we provide some hooks for integrating Producers, Threshold and Accumulators.

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The complete MoSKito integration guide – Step 1

After we created our guinea pig in the previous step, it’s now time to integrate MoSKito-Essential into our application. Our plan for today is:

  • Add monitoring to the core parts of our code.
  • Download and connect MoSKito Inspect
  • Learn about WebFilters and Listeners

At the end of the guide we want to:

  • see the access data in MoSKito Inspect,
  • record a Journey.

Lets go!

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The complete MoSKito integration guide – Step 0

Despite the efforts we put into MoSKito documentation, we are continuously facing questions like ‘How to do this’ and ‘How to get that’.

Now we want to give you a guide for the whole setup cycle, which this posts starts.
The guide will cover a complete application lifecycle with MoSKito, from integration of the first MoSKito-Essential Producer to installing MoSKito-Control and MoSKito-Central setup.

But before we start, we need a guinea pig. This is what we do today – set up a simple application for experimental purposes.

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