Exploring Visualization  Tools With Nagios Mike Guthrie [email_address]
Data Visualization: Introduction <ul><li>Why use data visualization? </li><ul><li>Turns raw data into useful information
Can communicate complex ideas and information in an understandable format
Wider audience of understanding
Can present technical concepts to non-technical users
Can clearly reveal the source of problems
As environments get larger, data visualization becomes more important </li></ul></ul>
Real World Example <ul><li>“ The cable company conversation” </li><ul><li>“ My internet connection is garbage between hour...
Rep: “I can ping you, looks fine to me. I can't see a problem”
Me: (Begin Nagios Monitoring...) </li></ul><li>A few days later... </li><ul><li>Me: “Here's a graph of packet loss to this...
Real World Example <ul><li>Result: A sudden flurry of activity and two days later, internet improves! </li></ul>
NagVis <ul><li>NagVis: a flexible visualization tool that allows status information to be overlayed on a map or diagram
NagVis Automap: </li></ul>
NagVis
NagVis
NagVis
NagVis
NagVis
OpServices DaVinci <ul>OpServices DaVinci </ul>
OpServices DaVinci <ul><li>Commercial Addon For Network Mapping and Diagrams:  </li><ul><li>Commercial support
For Nagios Core or Nagios XI
Requires ndoutils, merlin, or mk_livestatus as a backend
Easy to install and get up and running
Intuitive user interface
Flash based
Live status updates within maps and diagrams </li></ul></ul>
OpServices DaVinci DaVinci
OpServices DaVinci DaVinci
OpServices DaVinci DaVinci
Nagios BPI (Business Process Intelligence) <ul><li>Advanced grouping tool to display business processes and dependencies <...
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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 information on the conference (including photos and videos), visit: http://go.nagios.com/nwcna

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Nagios Conference 2011 - Mike Guthrie - Exploring Nagios Visualization Tools

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