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[EdLUG] Nagios

Edinburgh Linux Users Group edlug at lists.edlug.org.uk
Thu Mar 24 00:10:43 UTC 2016


On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 10:14:12PM +0000, Edinburgh Linux Users Group wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I have experience with Nagios, and if you're doing a new deployment, I
> would advise to not use it.
> 
> I would advise to use something more modern, with a better community.  I
> have used and would recommend (but not in any particular order):
> 
> Shinken (a Python rewrite, with both horizontal and vertical scaleablity in
> mind)
> Ichinga (forked and rewritten Nagios)
> Sensu (a monitoring system that uses json formatted config files)

I would second this. 

I have switched my nagios installations over to Ichinga - with Graphite
for metrics and Graphana for some dashboarding and to look at trends.

But also on my list of things to look at are Prometheus and InfluxDB. 

One of my main wants is a bit more detail, so I I get an alert that a
server is overloaded or out of memory, but when I look at it things have
recovered I really want somethings that can record more of the state,
which I believe InfluxDB can do.

Cheers
Chris 

> On 23 March 2016 at 21:53, Edinburgh Linux Users Group <
> edlug at lists.edlug.org.uk> wrote:
> 
> > Hi Jan,
> >
> > Thanks for chipping in, I'd never heard of Nagios until today but seems
> > there's definitely some experience of it in the group.
> > I think what I'll be setting up is basic, but if between me, Tai and the
> > others who offered help we reach our depth then we'll perhaps have to call
> > on Arkadiusz (sounds very mysterious!)
> >
> > When is your next meetup btw?
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 6:53 PM, Edinburgh Linux Users Group <
> > edlug at lists.edlug.org.uk> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi there.
> >>
> >> Arkadiusz was our resident Nagios expert, giving a fairly comprehensive
> >> overview at a meeting and subsequently at a couple of other lugs.  I know
> >> he left Edinburgh but I'm not sure if he's still on the list. If so he'd
> >> certainly be the best to help.  Or is someone is still in touch with him
> >> they could perhaps pass on the request for info.
> >>
> >> Regards
> >>
> >> Jan
> >>
> >> Sent from my Sony Xperia™ smartphone
> >>
> >>
> >> ---- Edinburgh Linux Users Group wrote ----
> >>
> >>
> >> Hi guys,
> >>
> >> Thanks for the responses. I need to wait for my dude to get back to me
> >> with more flesh and detail, and will see where it goes from there, but
> >> looks like I won't be stuck!
> >>
> >> Cheers.
> >>
> >> On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 5:40 PM, Edinburgh Linux Users Group <
> >> edlug at lists.edlug.org.uk> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi Andy
> >>>
> >>> I'm currently adding Nagios as an upskill to my freelance bow; I have
> >>> some introductory notes and material.
> >>>
> >>> I can do you a little demo if you want and talk you through it. It also
> >>> turns out that I am indeed a freelancer, so we can explore that dimension
> >>> too where appropriate.
> >>>
> >>> You can reach me on my gmail address, handle is dch.tai
> >>>
> >>> Cheers
> >>>
> >>> Tai
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> ===
> >>> Tai Kedzierski
> >>>
> >>> Affordable Office IT for Freelance and Startup Businesses
> >>> http://helpuse.com/
> >>>
> >>>   I use www.libreoffice.org
> >>>
> >>> *Open Source Free Software is a matter of liberty, not price.*
> >>> http://bit.ly/foss-why-care
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On 23 March 2016 at 17:28, Edinburgh Linux Users Group <
> >>> edlug at lists.edlug.org.uk> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Hi, I've just been asked to help set up a monitoring project using
> >>>> Nagios and know nothing about it, so figured I'd ask on here if anyone had
> >>>> any experience with it.
> >>>>
> >>>> The details are a bit hazy at the moment, and I don't know what size it
> >>>> will be.
> >>>> If it's relatively small I'd love to find someone who's brains I can
> >>>> pick for an hour or two in a pub, or if there's freelancers, potentially
> >>>> hand it over to...
> >>>>
> >>>> Andy.
> >>>>
> >>>> On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 4:56 PM, Edinburgh Linux Users Group <
> >>>> edlug at lists.edlug.org.uk> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On 23 Mar 2016 4:53 pm, "Edinburgh Linux Users Group" <
> >>>>> edlug at lists.edlug.org.uk> wrote:
> >>>>> >
> >>>>> > Hi, does anyone here have any experience with Nagios at all?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> What kind of problems after you having? I'm no expert by any means,
> >>>>> but regularly have to tweak config files at work. I really should rebuild
> >>>>> them all, one day...
> >>>>>
> >>>>> -Colin
> >>>>> >
> >>>>> > Regards,
> >>>>> >
> >>>>> > Andrew.
> >>>>> >
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