April 28, 2012
I like Nagios a lot. Actually, I really just like monitoring the status of my resources and services, and I like incredibly flexible software that allows you to do whatever you want in order to accomplish your goals. In other words, Nagios.
It's not without its warts, but it is software that I've used for several years despite them, and I feel like progress is being made.
Monitoring is important to me, and it should be important to you, if it isn't already. It's one of those things that you can always get better at, and with a tool lik Nagios, there are dozens of ways to get better at it.
I am intending to go to the Nagios World Conference this year in St. Paul, MN. At least a little bit of it is that I get in free, thanks to being named a Nagios MVP, but most of it is that I really, really want to be better at monitoring. (Also, I have some crazy ideas that I want so share with the group, so I'm going to be submitting a talk (and if this kind of thing interests you, then you should too!)).
Anyway, I wanted to let you know about this conference that's coming up in September in plenty of time so that you can start planning now. As an aside, it's nice to see the middle of the country getting some conference love. Aside from Ohio Linux Fest (incidentally, which overlaps the first day of Nagios! Really?!?), there's not much in the American MidWest. Kudos.