During evaluation of the migration of a customer’s Nagios installation to the Shinken monitoring system, i encountered a strange problem. Reading the configuration from a few files (hosts.cfg, services.cfg, etc) took a reasonable amount of time. But as soon as i divided the configuration into lots of smaller files (one directory for each host with several services files within), it took nearly an hour. What happened?

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Author:Gerhard Laußer
Tags:Python, Shinken
Categories:shinken
Monitoring-Workshop 2017 12./13.9. Düsseldorf