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Save the server, Save the world

  1. 1. Open SourceMonitoring ToolsSave the server, Save the world Jeff Smith jeffreyksmithjr@gmail.com @theperipatetic1
  2. 2. ProblemMany heterogeneous serversCant let them failServers cant talk or fix themselves...yet
  3. 3. WWBD?
  4. 4. What would Barbie do?
  5. 5. "Systems administration is hard.Lets go shopping!"
  6. 6. Why Open Source?● Free! ○ Free as in beer ○ Free as in speech● Classic reasons* ○ Market Share ○ Reliability ○ Performance ○ Scalability ○ Security ○ Total Cost of Ownership * from David A. Wheeler
  7. 7. Monitoring Master:GangliaGood enough for Wikipedia
  8. 8. Alert and Oriented:Nagios(Complex) alerts(Complex) administration
  9. 9. Somebird to watch over me:MuninComprehensiblePlug-and-play
  10. 10. A daemon in the sack:CollectdDo one thing, and do it well.
  11. 11. A back end that doesnt get bigger:RRD● Used nearly everywhere● Few competitors historically● De facto standard
  12. 12. Just here for the scenery:Graphing Tools● RRDTool used to power (nearly) everything● Gnuplot● Innovation on the horizon ○ Graphite, Flot, etc.
  13. 13. Spoiled for choice:Selection Criteria● All about architecture● What is YOUR use case?● Beware the splitters
  14. 14. Dont stop me now:Learning More● RTFM● RRTFM● Books? ○ Ganglia: soon to be 1 ○ Nagios: 5 ○ Munin: 1...in German! ○ Collectd: 0
  15. 15. Leading Lights● Tobi Oetiker● Universities ○ Berkeley● Large websites ○ Etsy ○ StumbleUpon
  16. 16. Whoopty do, what does it all mean?Servers failBe a PreCopReal-time bug detection"Measure Anything, Measure Everything" -Etsy
  17. 17. Be a heroSave the server, Save the world
  18. 18. Cyberstalk Me Jeff Smith jeffreyksmithjr@gmail.com @theperipatetic1

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