Nagios Config Howto Followup

Date September 16, 2014

One of the most widely read stories I've ever posted on this blog is my Nagios Configuration HowTo, where I explained how I set up my Nagios config at a former employer. I still think that it's a good layout to use if you're manually building Nagios configs. In my current position, we have a […]

Monitoring (old) Zimbra

Date September 6, 2014

It's September, and in universities, that means tons of new people. New staff, new faculty, new students. Lots and lots of new people. Here at The College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University, we've got a banner crop of incoming CS students. So many, in fact, that we bumped up against one of […]

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 […]