Monitoring With Nagios
Commercial Adoption and Community Innovation




               Ethan Galstad
Commercial Adoption
The Challenge


   IT systems are:
        Critical
        Pervasive
        Complex
        Changing
        Breakable

...
Value Proposition


   Nagios provides:
        Immediate alerting
        Root cause diagnostic information
        Histo...
Selection Factors


   Reasons for selecting Nagios:
        Established solution
        Free addons
        Flexibility
...
Commercial Options


   Reasons for selecting a commercial solution:
        Faster deployment time
        Integrated sol...
Our First Commercial Solution


   Nagios XI:
        Integrated graphing
        User administration
        Configuratio...
Commercial Customers




                  May 20, 2010   8
Community Happenings
Developers


   Core developers
        Nagios Core
        Nagios Plugins
        NDOUtils
   Community developers
      ...
Community Developed Addons


  Nagios Exchange
       exchange.nagios.org
       1,900 submissions




                   ...
Nagios Exchange Highlights


     MoLog
               Log Monitoring
               Standalone application
              ...
Nagios Exchange Highlights


   nagmap
            Google Maps integration
            Pulls topo, status info
           ...
Nagios Exchange Highlights


     MNTOS
              High-level dashboard
              Multiple Nagios servers




 http...
Development Challenges


   Developer turnover
   Long-term involvement
   Other priorities




                        Ma...
Nagios Seedcamp


  Innovation contest
  New development for Nagios
                                      st
  Submissions...
What We're Working On
Passive Results Transmission


   Current methods:
        NSCA
        NSCAWeb




                      May 20, 2010   18
Passive Results Transmission


   New method:
        HTTP(S)
        XML
        Authorization
        Plugin architectur...
Distributed Monitoring


   Current methods:
        NSCA / Passive checks
        DNX
        Merlin




                ...
Distributed Monitoring


   New method:
        Centralized dashboard
        Distributed nodes do all the work
        Di...
Questions?
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  1. 1. Monitoring With Nagios Commercial Adoption and Community Innovation Ethan Galstad
  2. 2. Commercial Adoption
  3. 3. The Challenge IT systems are: Critical Pervasive Complex Changing Breakable May 20, 2010 3
  4. 4. Value Proposition Nagios provides: Immediate alerting Root cause diagnostic information Historical reports Capacity planning Extendable architecture May 20, 2010 4
  5. 5. Selection Factors Reasons for selecting Nagios: Established solution Free addons Flexibility Customizability Support options Cost May 20, 2010 5
  6. 6. Commercial Options Reasons for selecting a commercial solution: Faster deployment time Integrated solutions Multi-tiered administration Additional features Bundled support Single vendor May 20, 2010 6
  7. 7. Our First Commercial Solution Nagios XI: Integrated graphing User administration Configuration wizards Dashboards Bundled support May 20, 2010 7
  8. 8. Commercial Customers May 20, 2010 8
  9. 9. Community Happenings
  10. 10. Developers Core developers Nagios Core Nagios Plugins NDOUtils Community developers Plugins Addons UI Configuration Other May 20, 2010 10
  11. 11. Community Developed Addons Nagios Exchange exchange.nagios.org 1,900 submissions May 20, 2010 11
  12. 12. Nagios Exchange Highlights MoLog Log Monitoring Standalone application Central log support Sends passive alerts on matches http://exchange.nagios.org/directory/Plugins/Log-Files/MoLog/details May 20, 2010 12
  13. 13. Nagios Exchange Highlights nagmap Google Maps integration Pulls topo, status info from Nagios http://exchange.nagios.org/directory/Addons/Maps-and-Diagrams/nagmap/details May 20, 2010 13
  14. 14. Nagios Exchange Highlights MNTOS High-level dashboard Multiple Nagios servers http://exchange.nagios.org/directory/Addons/Frontends-(GUIs-and-CLIs)/Web-Interfaces/ MNTOS/details May 20, 2010 14
  15. 15. Development Challenges Developer turnover Long-term involvement Other priorities May 20, 2010 15
  16. 16. Nagios Seedcamp Innovation contest New development for Nagios st Submissions open June 1 Cash prizes up to $1,000 USD www.nagios.org/seedcamp May 20, 2010 16
  17. 17. What We're Working On
  18. 18. Passive Results Transmission Current methods: NSCA NSCAWeb May 20, 2010 18
  19. 19. Passive Results Transmission New method: HTTP(S) XML Authorization Plugin architecture May 20, 2010 19
  20. 20. Distributed Monitoring Current methods: NSCA / Passive checks DNX Merlin May 20, 2010 20
  21. 21. Distributed Monitoring New method: Centralized dashboard Distributed nodes do all the work Distributed configuration (central optional) May 20, 2010 21
  22. 22. Questions?

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