[nycbug-talk] Nagios or...?

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Thu May 29 22:13:00 EDT 2008

On Wed, 28 May 2008, David Lawson wrote:

> On May 28, 2008, at 2:19 AM, Charles Sprickman wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've still got some old (1.x) Nagios installs that basically work, but
>> have become a bit quirky.  I started looking for info on upgrading and it
>> seems like the easiest path they've got is to start from scratch on the
>> new version.  Since even that is a fair bit of work, I'm wondering what
>> else is out there that's comparable.
> I actually just did a Nagios 1.x to Nagios 2.x upgrade and it's nowhere near 
> as bad as you might think.  Took me about an hour, all told.  That said, 
> depending on your needs, OpenNMS or ZenOSS may be worth a check for you as 
> well, I've considered using both, and have worked with/for companies that 
> have used both.

A big thanks to everyone that replied, I appreciate your input very much.

I'm pretty much leaning towards Nagios 3, but I'm going to give ZenOSS a 
shot as well just to see what it looks like.  When I saw OpenNMS was all 
java that pretty much scared me away.  I've not had any very productive 
encounters with FreeBSD+Java.  My utility box already has to run php and 
mod_perl and adding tomcat to the mix would probably do it in.

WRT Nagios, I'd have to go right to 3, as doing an upgrade and then 
another upgrade in a few months doesn't interest me.  It can't get any 
more weird than what my current install is doing (randomly choosing not to 
alert on services that go down).

For testing out both the newer Nagios and ZenOSS I'm going to throw a jail 
on my utility box and NAT the jail so I don't have to go edit things on 
all the monitored hosts to allow yet another IP access...

Again, thanks to everyone who replied.


> --Dave

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