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.
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.