Thruk 0.70 has been released at (download). The three major changes from user perspective are
OMD, the new star on the open monitoring scene, has been released in version 0.44 two weeks ago with a lot of enhancements and new addons.
Straight on the road to the Thruk 1.0 this will probably the last feature release so far.
The main focus was on usability and accessibility. This version will also be in the next OMD release.
Thruk 1.0.9 has just been released and contains a couple of cool new features. This version will also be in the next OMD release. Besides the release itself, new documentation about plugins and themes has been published.
The developer team of OMD (Open Monitoring Distribution) released the version 0.50 today. This version contains bugfixes and lots of updated packages including Shinken, Thruk, PNP4Nagios, Mod-Gearman, check_oracle_health and check_mysql_health.
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.
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.
One of my bigger OMD installations consists of 13 sites. The visualization layer uses the Thruk interface. This alternative web ui can read data from multiple livestatus backends and display the host and service objects in one unified view. For this purpose i have one extra site called gui which only starts an apache process. I then point my browser to http://…./gui/thruk
The addresses of the livestatus backends have to be written into a config file, thruk_local.cfg. Now what if my list of 13 sites would be constantly changing? What if new OMD sites would be created, others deleted on a daily basis? I would have to edit the config file every time. With the new init-hook-feature, OMD will do this automatically for me.
Every now and then some of our 7x24 hosts / services need a daily or weekly maintmode for regular restarts. Normally you would have to create 2 new timeperiods because you don’t want both hosts in a cluster to be restarted at the same time. This is not just way to much work, it also adds unnecessary complexity because
nobody can see the maintmode unless you look into the config files.
Thats where recurring downtimes will become handy and latest Thruk Version includes this new feature.
Version 1.36 of the Thruk monitoring gui has just been released. The changelog is quite huge this time. There is a new dashboard plugin called the ‘Panorama View’ Addon. There are a lot more reports included now. And finally there is a plugin manager included in the config tool which lets you easily manage your plugins and addons.
Die erste Folge der ConSol "Monitoring Minutes" ist soeben auf YouTube erschienen;
darin geben wir einen Überblick über den Aufbau und die Funktionsweise von OMD und zeigen zuletzt, wie OMD mit wenigen Handgriffen über die Repositories von ConSol installiert und aktualisiert werden kann.
Hier gehts zur ersten Folge: OMD im Überblick - ConSol* Monitoring Minutes
There won’t be general multi-language support in Thruk, but you may now choose different languages for your reports. The brand new release v1.64 comes with 5 built-in languages and it’s
super easy to add a new one.
Soeben erschienen: die zweite Folge der ConSol* Monitoring Minutes. Getreu unserem Motto “aus der Praxis für die Praxis” zeigen wir darin live, wie die Checks einer großen Nagios-Installation (hier: einer OMD-Site) mit Mod-Gearman an Worker delegiert werden können.
Beim “Schweizer Taschenmesser” OMD (erhältlich über das ConSol*-Repository) ist Mod-Gearman bereits integriert.
Der als Nagios 4 Nachfolger angetretene Fork “Naemon” veröffentlichte heute sein erstes Stable Release mit der Nummer 0.8.0.
Aber was macht Naemon nun besser als Nagios?
Auf dem diesjährigen Monitoring Workshop in Berlin durfte ich Neuigkeiten aus 2 Projekten vorstellen.
One of the most often requested features is the possibility to place hosts, services and host/servicegroups on a geomap.
Now with release 1.88 Thruk made a major change in its panorama dashboard to support this kind of map too.