Nagios-Plugins Brouhaha

Date January 21, 2014

I'm really not a fan of political infighting. It's bad for an organization, and it's bad for the people who rely on the organization. But it happens, because we're people, and people have ideas and egos and goals that are mutually exclusive of each other. Such as it is with Nagios at the moment. Although […]

Review: Nagios Core Administration Cookbook

Date March 13, 2013

I like Nagios. I mean, I like monitoring in general, but I like Nagios because it doesn't necessarily tell me what I have to monitor, and it especially doesn't tell me how I have to monitor it. It's very extensible, and although it certainly has flaws, I think it's a good, solid, reliable system that […]

Great howto on Cacti

Date July 17, 2009

Sysadmin.MD has a great post today on Monitoring Linux and Windows Hosts with SNMP and Cacti. Dmitriy includes a video and everything. You should absolutely monitor your machines, and snmp is invaluable for that. Of course, his Linux example is for gentoo, so non-gentoo users will have to use non-gentoo docs for installing snmp on […]

Quick blurb: Nagios is forked

Date May 8, 2009

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 […]

Future (or current?) replacement for Nagios?

Date April 15, 2009

I was unaware of this project, but thanks to stephenpc on twitter, I read an excellent (if a bit dated) article on RootDev which brought OpenNMS to my attention as a possible replacement for nagios. I was mildly surprised, mostly because I haven't been shopping for a Nagios replacement since I installed and configured Nagios […]

vnstat Console Network Traffic Monitor

Date January 28, 2009

Many thanks to Nick Anderson for this blog entry! Matt was kind enough to ask me to spice things up a bit while he is gone on vacation.(well kind to me, perhaps not so kind to his readers). If you have ever wanted to monitor network bandwidth I'm sure your familiar with mrtg. I find […]