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 →
You will need first to check the SNMP OID’s with your systems (see the UPS tutorial ) and enable on CCM hosts the SNMP string and checks. All the checks that I have done for this tutorial are from the file CISCO-CCM-MIB.my
I have inserted my first plug-in (you can get it from here) in this tutorial with the help of which we will check things like voltage in or the time that remains until the battery is finished.
Before you start this tutorial please make sure that your network responds to the same OID as here and that you have configured all the UPS-s to work with the snmp (note down your snmp community string). In my tests I used the standard powernet395.mib from APC and the rfc1628.mib for AROS.