Install New Relic Server Monitor on Ubuntu

I’ve found New Relic to be a great free addition to my suite of tools for server monitoring and alerting as I shifted to a DevOps support environment.

Installation is very fast an simple once you’ve created a free accound. Paid options are available and allow for more features.

You will need to record/save YOUR_LICENSE_KEY from your account for step 5 below.

  1. sudo sh -c 'echo deb newrelic non-free > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/newrelic.list'
  2. wget -O- | sudo apt-key add -
  3. sudo apt-get update
  4. sudo apt-get install newrelic-sysmond
  5. sudo nrsysmond-config --set license_key=YOUR_LICENSE_KEY
  6. sudo /etc/init.d/newrelic-sysmond start

You are done! Within a few minutes you should start seeing data on your consoles at the New Relic website.


NetBeans jdkhome error

After updating the JDK on my development workstations, NetBeans started reporting the following at each start up.

Cannot locate java installation in specified jdkhome:
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_04
Do you want to try to use default version?
[ Yes | No ]

Thankfully, after a little searching, I found that the solution is very simple. You can change the value or comment it out with a # in:
C:\Program Files\NetBeans #.#.#\etc\netbeans.conf

netbeans_jdkhome="C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_04



CVS (Concurrent Versioning System) was once the leader in the version/revision control space. Unfortunately, it has been neglected for years and most application developers have moved to different systems such as Subversion(SVN) or Git.

March Hare took ownership of the CVS code and made the last few releases available for free on Windows as CVSNT, however their software will make prompts to purchase a supported copy and add messages to commit logging.

Committed on the Free edition of March Hare Software CVSNT Client.
Upgrade to CVS Suite for more features and support:

While I openly support development of software such as CVS, these dialog messages and commit logs are often annoying. To remove them on Windows, a simple registry change must be made:

One or both of these may exist on your system, change value to ‘yes’.
HKLM/Software/cvsnt/PServer, "HaveBoughtSuite"="yes"
HKLM/Software/CVS/PServer, "HaveBoughtSuite"="yes"