[Nagios-devel] Database integration of SysNagios project

Andreas Ericsson ae at op5.se
Tue May 26 10:21:52 UTC 2009


Markus.Almroth at teliasonera.com wrote:
> I'm maintaining a project for distributed configuration of Nagios called
> SysNagios.
> (Principle, sysadmin configures Nrpe and nagios parses config and
> automatically updates cfg-files).
> 

This sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out.

> This works great in the organization, we're currently monitoring 1017
> hosts and 9724 service checks and I hardly do any support at all :-).
> 
> Anyway. Even though SysNagios supports proxies with nsca, the user
> interface is getting really sluggish. I need to implement SysNagios with
> some database-based frontend really soon. We have hundreds of systems in
> line to get nagiossed. 
> 
> Now i gett weary, which system shall I use!? There is'nt time enough to
> try out one and see if I like it. When I choose, it will likely be
> "forever". I like what I see in Merlin, but there is no real
> documentation, and I also like Ninja.
> 

Happy to hear you like our stuff.

Merlin is still a work in progress. It's scheduled to be released as
stable in August. Right now work is a bit stalled on Merlin since I'm
working on my presentation about it for Nordic Meet on Nagios (I'll
see you there).

> NDO seems more established, but it has some real drawbacks.
> 

Such as not being able to transport events between hosts for one thing,
I'd guess. This means you can't cluster things using NDOUtils.

> Currently I use the notes_url to call a CGI which downloads the config
> from the monitored host, parses, errorchecks and inserts it into the
> Nagios file-structure. There is also a field in the "left menu" of
> Nagios where you can choose which proxy you want to use, and enter an IP
> if you are to insert a new host. These mods must be possible in the new
> platform as well. 
> 
> What shall I do!?
> 
> By the way, I'll be speaking about SysNagios on Nordic Meet On Nagios.
> 

Well, we could buy each other a few beers at the meet and discuss what we
can do to help each other out a little. A quite simple solution would
probably be to extend the merlin database slightly and write a small and
stupid widget that gives you the information you want in sysnagios. That
way you won't be forcing nagios users to abandon their current use of the
notes_url, while not having to change the way configuration is distributed
today.

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