[Wolves] Icinga (Nagios)

Simon Fielding s.fielding at wmcce.org
Fri May 14 14:08:51 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-05-14 at 14:52 +0100, Mark Rogers wrote:
> On 14/05/10 11:34, Simon Fielding wrote:
> > Have you
> > looked at opennms? It's main advantage is that you can tell it to search
> > for services dynamically instead of manually configuring everything as
> > in Nagios/Icinga which is why I went with it rather than Nagios
> Having looked at Nagio myself in the past and never got far because I 
> don't have time for it to become my day job, I decided to try openNMS.
> It installed well (I had some issues on my old Ubuntu 8.04 install but 
> Google got me past them) and it quickly found all my servers once I gave 
> it a hint as to where to look.
> But: Now what? I don't see how to (for example) say "this is a web 
> server, here's a list of virtual hosts on it, monitor them". Or "this is 
> an email server, make sure it accepts mail". How do I go beyond ping tests?

Well, I haven't done this because I only really care if my managed
switches and services are up and running and I do pretty much everything
by waiting for SNMP traps but ...


appears to have some relevance.


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