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How many times a day do you open, acknowledge, or close an IT incident? What’s your process? Do you have a process depending on the incident, systems involved, and other factors? New Relic Alerts gives you options for how you interact with notification channels for sending alerts.


Alerts is a new tool to manage your alerting policies and integrate with team communication tools like xMatters, HipChat, Slack, and more—so you can immediately let the right people know when critical issues arise.


We’re pleased to announce that xMatters is an official notification channel in New Relic Alerts.


With the new integration, New Relic provides a notification channel that you can use to manage your xMatters integration and communication plans easily. You can also use custom payload webhooks to control how the xMatters alert is delivered.


xMatters allows you to automate and structure communication as events unfold during a deployment or service outage. New Relic enables you to manage alerting policies and integrations, while still providing industry-leading insights.


How it works
With New Relic Alerts, you can choose the communication tool and easily set up the integration.



xMatters has a similarly easy interface for setting up an integration with New Relic.



Reaping the benefits

New Relic integrates with xMatters to replace manual steps in incident management processes:

  • Notify resolvers based on escalation rules, on-call schedules, skills, and location
  • Enrich notifications with insights from New Relic and other tools in the IT toolchain, to provide actionable content and increase resolver efficiency
  • Configure response options that trigger other xMatters integrations and drive workflow for tasks such as creating tickets, updating consoles, sending additional notifications, and initiating chat & conference-call collaboration all with context from New Relic alerts
  • Use the xMatters mobile app to quickly look up who’s on call, receive & respond to notifications, and engage other teams to minimize time to resolve service disruptions
  • Continuously improve operational processes with reporting & analytics
  • Allow stakeholders to manage subscription and notification preferences for proactive communications during service disruptions


xMatters is now available as a New Relic Alerts notification channel. Please visit https://www.xmatters.com/integration/new-relic for more information.

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Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

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I'd like to talk about something that is near and dear to my heart: build systems. Without them, building software is all about compiling locally, with software versions everywhere. It can be a mess. Today we are going to discuss building a small distributed build system with a couple tools, and then how to properly scale it. We are not automating the process of scaling for this article, as to not overcomplicate it at this point. However, when we go through the process of deploying this and generic scaling, we are laying the framework for the automation processes. Why work hard later trying to automate a process when we can prep it for automation beforehand?
 
Some of what we will need:

  • Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 Netboot (amd64)
  • Jenkins CI
  • Maven
  • OpenJDK 6 & 7
  • Ant
  • VMware vSphere (can be done anywhere. This is just what I have deployed.)
  • Sublime Text Editor (any will do. This is just my personal preference.)
 
The order of operations:
  1. Deploy Ubuntu.
  2. Deploy Jenkins.
  3. Write Kickstart file.
  4. Prepare Ubuntu template.
  5. Scale.
 
The first thing we will do is to install the netboot version of Ubuntu Server 14.04.1. We are using netboot because it already has the appropriate networking modules enabled for initramfs. During the VM creation phase, here are my configurations:
  • 3GB vRAM
  • 16GB disk
  • 1 vCPU
  • Ubuntu Linux 64-bit
  • 1 NIC
 
Once that VM is deployed, we will attach the installation .iso, and start the process. Here is what I used:
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