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AIX metrics in Prometheus with N(J)MON

Ok. What? Why? You can skip my intro and go straight to the “Technical solution” section. Yes, let’s start with that. AIX was born before I was. 1986. How is that relevant you might ask? Well, it happens people still use this, and AIX is actually somewhat pretty active used in 1000’s of computer labs. As with most things, even though we run on (sorry to those hurt by this term) “old-school” stuff, most people also want to use some new technologies or features. Such as monitoring. And this is where Nigel Griffiths steps in with nmon. nmon is short…

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