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A new monitoring tool is in town…

Watching the “Network Monitoring Application of the Year” vote on http://www.linuxquestions.org I have noticed a new Nagios / competitor: Shinken. The name describes a very sharp Japanese sword – associating the program with its large scale monitoring capabilities.

The software it’s written in Python and it’s compatible with the Nagios configuration. Also they say that they use fewer resources than the Nagios counterpart. The developer has put an accent on the Business rules, Cloud computing and “Very large monitoring capabilities”. Take a look at their features: http://www.shinken-monitoring.org/features/ Continue reading

Icinga VS Nagios – the matrix:

At almost a year after the version RC 1.0 and after three months from the first comparison (the YouTube film http://www.icinga.org/2010/05/25/youtube-icinga-vs-nagios-whats-the-difference/) the Icinga team added a new table which compares the two versions of “Nagios”. You can download it from here: http://www.icinga.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Icinga-vs-Nagios-matrix1.pdf

Also be sure you checked out the web demo http://web.demo.icinga.org/icinga-web/ and the Nagios-portal, a forum for the Icinga \ Nagios administrator http://www.nagios-portal.org/wbb/index.php .

Mihai out.