Onkyo Receiver Service Monitoring and remediation with Python/Grafana/InfluxDB and Vera

Background

If you have an Onkyo receiver, you probably notice odd issues with the network stack at times, causing various services (Spotify, DLNA, Etc) to stop responding to requests. The only resolution for fixing this state on the receiver is a physical power cycle (A soft reboot will not work). This is a well documented issue. It’s been blamed on faulty hardware, but it’s really a bug in the network stack somewhere causing this state.
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Monitoring your APC UPS with the TICK Stack and Grafana

Recently I acquired a second hand APC Smart-UPS 3000. With the cheap addition of a network module SNMP V2/V3 support is easily added to this unit.

The next step is setting up monitoring. To do this I’m going to use parts of the TICK stack, primarily Telegraf (for polling and data collection) and Influxdb (for backend database) – Here’s a short introduction on those modules. Continue reading to see the tasks required to set this up.

https://www.influxdata.com/blog/introduction-to-influxdatas-influxdb-and-tick-stack/

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Checking your snail mail with Python/Docker and Slack. (Part 2)

Packaging Python scripts with Docker

In Part 1 of this post I covered the creation of the initial MyUsps notification script. There’s quite a few dependencies in the environment required for running this script. At a bare minimum you will need a functional Linux or Windows environment with the following dependencies

There’s some challenges getting all of these things to work well together. It’s also very difficult to keep all of these applications in sync and distribute a working installation script to allow users to clone your environment.

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