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Nagios Conference 2011 - Mike Guthrie - Exploring Nagios Visualization Tools

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Mike Guthrie's presentation on visualization tools for Nagios. The presentation was given during the Nagios World Conference North America held Sept 27-29th, 2011 in Saint Paul, MN. For more …

Mike Guthrie's presentation on visualization tools for Nagios. The presentation was given during the Nagios World Conference North America held Sept 27-29th, 2011 in Saint Paul, MN. For more information on the conference (including photos and videos), visit: http://go.nagios.com/nwcna

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  • 1. Exploring Visualization Tools With Nagios Mike Guthrie [email_address]
  • 2. Data Visualization: Introduction
    • Why use data visualization?
      • Turns raw data into useful information
      • 3. Can communicate complex ideas and information in an understandable format
      • 4. Wider audience of understanding
      • 5. Can present technical concepts to non-technical users
      • 6. Can clearly reveal the source of problems
      • 7. As environments get larger, data visualization becomes more important
  • 8. Real World Example
    • “ The cable company conversation”
      • “ My internet connection is garbage between hours X and Y”
      • 9. Rep: “I can ping you, looks fine to me. I can't see a problem”
      • 10. Me: (Begin Nagios Monitoring...)
    • A few days later...
      • Me: “Here's a graph of packet loss to this IP for the last few days, does this look fine to you?”
  • 11. Real World Example
    • Result: A sudden flurry of activity and two days later, internet improves!
  • 12. NagVis
    • NagVis: a flexible visualization tool that allows status information to be overlayed on a map or diagram
    • 13. NagVis Automap:
  • 14. NagVis
  • 15. NagVis
  • 16. NagVis
  • 17. NagVis
  • 18. NagVis
  • 19. OpServices DaVinci
      OpServices DaVinci
  • 20. OpServices DaVinci
    • Commercial Addon For Network Mapping and Diagrams:
      • Commercial support
      • 21. For Nagios Core or Nagios XI
      • 22. Requires ndoutils, merlin, or mk_livestatus as a backend
      • 23. Easy to install and get up and running
      • 24. Intuitive user interface
      • 25. Flash based
      • 26. Live status updates within maps and diagrams
  • 27. OpServices DaVinci DaVinci
  • 28. OpServices DaVinci DaVinci
  • 29. OpServices DaVinci DaVinci
  • 30. Nagios BPI (Business Process Intelligence)
    • Advanced grouping tool to display business processes and dependencies
      • For Nagios Core or Nagios XI
      • 31. Intended to display the “real” state of the network and business processes
      • 32. Can be used to set up “smarter” alerts.
      • 33. Developed by a really nice guy
  • 34. Nagios BPI (Business Process Intelligence)
  • 35. Nagios BPI (Business Process Intelligence)
  • 36. Nagios BPI (Business Process Intelligence)
  • 37. Nagios XI Components
      Nagios XI: Visualization Tools
  • 38. Nagios XI: Graph Explorer Component Graph Explorer
  • 39. Nagios XI: Graph Explorer Component Graph Explorer
  • 40. Nagios XI: Graph Explorer Component Graph Explorer
  • 41. Nagios XI: Graph Explorer Component Graph Explorer
  • 42. Nagios XI: Graph Explorer Component Graph Explorer
  • 43. Nagios XI: Google Map Component Google Maps Component
  • 44. Nagios XI: Google Map Component Google Maps Component
  • 45. Nagios XI: Hypermap and Network Replay Hypermap
  • 46. Nagios XI Minemap Minemap
  • 47. Nagios XI BBMap Minemap