April 30, 2010
So I'm sure that you know there's a sysadmin conference coming up that I'm going to next week. I haven't made too big a deal about it, but I'm also doing a quick 45 minute presentation on staying sane with Nagios. I was working on my slideshow last night (until 3:30am). It's at 42 slides, which I think is a sufficient number for the time and, well, I just plain like 42.
Some people have asked if the slides will be available online. The answer is yes, and what's more, the stuff I'm providing on the conference USB key will be available online as well after a suitable period of time (slides immediately, additional data after a month or so. Want it sooner? Register and come get a key) .
My goal is to provide a Nagios configuration on the USB key which matches a hierarchy for a theoretical network (the network diagram is included to clarify). The trick is to make it complex enough that people can see how it works without making it so complex that they can't plug in their own hosts. I'm putting a decent amount of work into it.
I'm also including files to allow for syntax highlighting of Nagios configuration files in both vim and emacs. I've got the vim stuff done, but I haven't gotten into the emacs thing yet. Hopefully I can get it done before I have to send in the files :-)
I should have asked prior to this, but is there anything cool that you'd like to see in the package of stuff I'm putting on the USB key?