Bringing Nagios XIInto Your Business   By Nathan Broderick      AI Vector, LLC    nagios@AI Vector.com
AI Vector Background    AI Vector is a technology company      Founded in 2008      Monitoring      Programming      Syste...
Specializing in monitoring and programming     Focused on mid to large companies looking     to enhance their monitoring n...
Issue:          If your customers know         about your problems before            you do, it’s time to get             ...
Why Monitoring?   What is the Cost?   Monitoring is essential for any   company that wants to   survive   Monitoring helps...
What is the Cost?   Are your current monitoring  solutions meeting your needs?   What matters most to your  business?   Pr...
Where to start
Where to Start                 Does your company use                 your current monitoring                 system?      ...
Nagios XI Features   Intuitive GUI   Easily view problems   Little training required   Performance Graphs   Dashboards and...
Where to Start   How many systems do you   have?   How many services run on   those systems?   What are your critical busi...
Planning    Establish roles and    responsibilities    Determine who will run the    system    Plan out the host groups an...
Planning           Plan to monitor regional areas           of the company           Do a cost analysis of           imple...
EvaluatingMonitoring Systems
Where to Start with Nagios                      Evaluate the structure of                      the Nagios system          ...
Why Nagios XI ?   What sets Nagios apart from its   competitor?   Nagios adapts to your   environment no matter how   comp...
Monitoring Wizard in Nagios                 Easily set up monitors using                 wizards                 Little tr...
Dashboards   Customized views for each   member of the team   Easy to share dashboards   with coworkers   Easy to find vie...
Performance Graphs       Good performance graphs                     2012        18
Expandability   Useful components like AD   integration   API Backend   Sharable dashboards   Auto discovery components   ...
Graph Explorer Component                    2012   20
Advanced Monitoring          Nagios XI goes where no other          monitors have gone before                      2012
AI VECTOR AND YOU               AI Vector has specialized in               monitoring for several years               Nagi...
Nagios Implementation    Establish basic monitors    Internal politics play a roll    in monitoring, trust the    Nagios m...
Nagios Implementation     Add SLA monitors     Business workflow monitors     Fine tune the system     Add additional chec...
Nagios Implementation   Finalize dashboards for   management   Create meaningful reports   Visual Maps   Root Cause Monito...
Selenium Integration   Selenium Demo                       2012
Gotchas
Nagios Summary  Internal Politics  Justifying the cost  Long term administration  Lack of standard processes  Fine tune mo...
Nagios Summary             Nagios is the best system out there             Proactively solve business problems -          ...
Advanced Monitoring with AI Vector    Fine tuning    SNMP solutions    Complex business    monitoring   • Reliable, scalab...
?????Questions?
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Nagios Conference 2012 - Nate Broderick - Bringing Nagios XI Into Your Business

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Nate Broderick's presentation on bringing Nagios XI Into Your Business.
The presentation was given during the Nagios World Conference North America held Sept 25-28th, 2012 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 2012 - Nate Broderick - Bringing Nagios XI Into Your Business

  1. 1. Bringing Nagios XIInto Your Business By Nathan Broderick AI Vector, LLC nagios@AI Vector.com
  2. 2. AI Vector Background AI Vector is a technology company Founded in 2008 Monitoring Programming Systems Administration Creative solutions to difficult problems Knowledgeable staff Systems tuning 2012 2
  3. 3. Specializing in monitoring and programming Focused on mid to large companies looking to enhance their monitoring needs Assist in systems architecture and implementation Performance tuning and ongoing monitoring 2012 3
  4. 4. Issue: If your customers know about your problems before you do, it’s time to get better monitoring 2012
  5. 5. Why Monitoring? What is the Cost? Monitoring is essential for any company that wants to survive Monitoring helps companies create a professional image Toys R Us website went down temporarily in key Christmas time frame. 2012
  6. 6. What is the Cost? Are your current monitoring solutions meeting your needs? What matters most to your business? Productivity Loss Labor Costs Potential Lost Sales Loss of Confidence in your Business 2012
  7. 7. Where to start
  8. 8. Where to Start Does your company use your current monitoring system? Nagios makes monitoring simple Systems analysis of current Monitoring What processes are necessary 2012
  9. 9. Nagios XI Features Intuitive GUI Easily view problems Little training required Performance Graphs Dashboards and Reports Configuration Wizards Expandability 24/7 Monitoring Multiple User Support 2012 9
  10. 10. Where to Start How many systems do you have? How many services run on those systems? What are your critical business processes? Who will be running the system once it is set up? Plan what type of reporting will be needed and who will see it 2012
  11. 11. Planning Establish roles and responsibilities Determine who will run the system Plan out the host groups and service groups Establish good SLA times Create the audience of the alerts Determine what management will need to see 2012
  12. 12. Planning Plan to monitor regional areas of the company Do a cost analysis of implementation Develop a project plan for the implementation Plan out the monitor hierarchy 2012
  13. 13. EvaluatingMonitoring Systems
  14. 14. Where to Start with Nagios Evaluate the structure of the Nagios system Structure for performance Scaling Redundancy Establish standards 2012
  15. 15. Why Nagios XI ? What sets Nagios apart from its competitor? Nagios adapts to your environment no matter how complex Easy to use interface Reliable, scalable monitoring Why does AI Vector like working in the Nagios System? Getting Started with Nagios 2012 15
  16. 16. Monitoring Wizard in Nagios Easily set up monitors using wizards Little training needed to set up monitors Better for large environments 2012 16
  17. 17. Dashboards Customized views for each member of the team Easy to share dashboards with coworkers Easy to find views 2012 17
  18. 18. Performance Graphs Good performance graphs 2012 18
  19. 19. Expandability Useful components like AD integration API Backend Sharable dashboards Auto discovery components Graph Explorer Component 2012 19
  20. 20. Graph Explorer Component 2012 20
  21. 21. Advanced Monitoring Nagios XI goes where no other monitors have gone before 2012
  22. 22. AI VECTOR AND YOU AI Vector has specialized in monitoring for several years Nagios XI is the most cost effective solution we have found Nagios XI scales and adapts to big environments when other systems fail Nagios XI interfaces with most systems
  23. 23. Nagios Implementation Establish basic monitors Internal politics play a roll in monitoring, trust the Nagios monitors Configure the host groups and service groups 2012
  24. 24. Nagios Implementation Add SLA monitors Business workflow monitors Fine tune the system Add additional checks Set up dashboards and reporting 2012
  25. 25. Nagios Implementation Finalize dashboards for management Create meaningful reports Visual Maps Root Cause Monitoring Documentation Tends to be an iterative process 2012
  26. 26. Selenium Integration Selenium Demo 2012
  27. 27. Gotchas
  28. 28. Nagios Summary Internal Politics Justifying the cost Long term administration Lack of standard processes Fine tune monitors Expensive monitoring tools Resistance to new monitoring tools Initial setup is crucial 2012
  29. 29. Nagios Summary Nagios is the best system out there Proactively solve business problems - Dont wait for your customers to tell you Quickly identify the root of a problem - no more finger pointing Monitoring saves your company money Build customer and IT confidence through transparency Nagios will solve your business monitoring needs 2012
  30. 30. Advanced Monitoring with AI Vector Fine tuning SNMP solutions Complex business monitoring • Reliable, scalable monitoring • Multi-site support • Component customization 2012
  31. 31. ?????Questions?

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