You probably have noticed that development of the new Nagios-compatible monitoring system Shinken progresses very fast. Every few hours there is another commit at GitHub, where Shinken’s code repository is hosted. Now if you want to try all these new features immediately, there’s a very easy method which requires a simple update-command instead of a fresh install.

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Author:Gerhard Laußer
Tags:monitoring, Nagios, omd, Shinken, Thruk
Categories:nagios, omd, shinken

Jmx4Perl and her sister project Jolokia received some spring updates.

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Author:Roland Huß
Categories:jmx4perl, jolokia
OMD 0.54 is available

OMD-LOGO_FINAL2 The developer team of OMD (Open Monitoring Distribution) released the version 0.54 today. This version contains bugfixes and lots of updated packages including Shinken 1.0.1, Thruk 1.26, PNP4Nagios 0.6.17, NagVis 1.6.5 and many more.

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Author:Gerhard Laußer
Tags:Mod-Gearman, Nagios, omd, Shinken, Thruk
Categories:nagios, omd, shinken, thruk

This post demonstrates how to include and deploy Pentaho Kettle as a regular Web application. There are some pitfalls you should be aware of.

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Author:Markus Hansmair
Categories:application server, kettle

Virtualisierung spart Kosten und Ressourcen, stellt aber hohe Ansprüche an Verwaltung und Monitoring. Die schwedische Firma op5 entwickelte für ihr gleichnamiges Nagios-basierendes Produkt das Plugin check_esx3, welches ein umfassendes Monitoring von VMWare ESX-Umgebungen ermöglicht.

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Author:Simon Meggle
Tags:esx, esxi, Nagios, omd, Plugins, vmware
Categories:nagios

Version 1.2.6 of Mod-Gearman has just been released. You may now configure the worker queues by custom variables instead of host/servicegroups.

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Author:Sven Nierlein
Tags:Mod-Gearman, Nagios
Categories:mod-gearman, nagios

check_oracle_health, check_mysql_health, check_mssql_health und check_db2_health bringen von Haus aus schon eine Menge Funktionalität mit. Allerdings wurden sie speziell für die Belange von Datenbankadministratoren entwickelt. Um auch den Betreibern von datenbankgestützten Applikationen die Möglichkeit zu geben, bestimmte Werte per SQL abzufragen, gibt es den Parameter "--mode sql". Damit lässt sich das numerische Ergebnis eines SQL-Aufrufs mit Schwellwerten vergleichen und in einen Nagios-Exitcode verwandeln. Üblicherweise sind die Anforderungen der Applikation an das Monitoring jedoch etwas komplexer. Am Beispiel von check_mysql_health und Wordpress wird gezeigt, wie man so etwas einfach umsetzen kann.

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Version 1.2.2 of Mod-Gearman has just been released. It now comes with better orphaned check detection and easier installation for rpm based linux systems.

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Author:Sven Nierlein
Tags:Mod-Gearman, Nagios
Categories:mod-gearman, nagios

In my last post i was explaining why it became necessary to have an alternative to the sqlite-based storing of log data. One of the many new features of the upcoming release 1.0 “Heroic Hedgehog” of the Shinken monitoring software will be a MongoDB backend used by the livestatus module.

In this post i will show how to configure the livestatus module with a MongoDB cluster.

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Author:Gerhard Laußer
Tags:livestatus, mongodb, monitoring, Nagios, Shinken
Categories:nagios, shinken
Pimp my Livestatus

In the early days of the Shinken monitoring system you were quite limited in how many web user interfaces you could use. There was the old CGI-based Nagios-Webinterface or (thanks to the merlin-mysql broker module) the Ninja GUI from OP5.
At the same time, two Projects, Thruk and Multisite, became very popular. The success of these two web guis was mainly based on the way they communicated with the Nagios core.

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Author:Gerhard Laußer
Tags:livestatus, mongodb, Nagios, Shinken
Categories:nagios, shinken