Which programming language should we use to write monitoring check_plugins? This question rose some discussion and this post is trying to give some hints.
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?