Quick blurb: Nagios is forked

Jack Hughes over at The Tech Teapot posted today that Nagios has been forked. Apparently the lead developer (and sole person with commit access) has been very busy and not committing updates. This caused some self-described protagonists to launch “Icinga“.

It’s going to be very interesting to see where this goes. I personally hope that Nagios itself picks back up. My Nagios 3 installation is great, and I love it. I’ve had nothing but good things to say about it. If it doesn’t pick back up, I have to wonder how many people will just move to OpenNMS.

  • Steve.Lippert

    Thanks for the update! Looking at OpenNMS makes me want to try it out, so I might do that this weekend. Will also try Icinga when it goes to beta and production.

  • mrsvan

    Nagios and OpenNMS are systematically quoted as references in enterprise-grade opensource monitoring tools, but at our company, we use JFFNMS (www.jffnms.com)…

    I’d just like to express my frustration that there is no community interest in this very competent and useful product!
    The current version has not changed for 2.5 years now.

    I guess JFFNMS users should take some inspiration from Icinga and get off our asses to give back to the community!

    Thumbs up to Nagios, OpenNMS and Icinga for their efforts!

  • Kamil Kisiel

    We ditched Nagios last year in favor of Zabbix. While it was pretty good, and easy to add custom SNMP stuff to, the pace of development was a bit too slow and there were a lot of bugs.

    Right now our flavor of the day is Zenoss. It’s pretty impressive, and the fact that it’s based on Zope gives you a lot of freebies (Python console, XML-RPC interface, hierarchy, fine grained access controls). The community edition is quite good, and for a larger enterprise the cost of the enterprise version isn’t *TOO* hard to swallow.

    If you like Nagios plugins, it supports using those too, with the added benefit of keeping trends in an RRD graph.

  • John M.

    I have been testing PandoraFMS (http://pandorafms.org/) for network monitoring. I am not sure if it is Enterprise grade, but for small networks (20+ devices), it seems pretty well thought out.