JumpBox for the Nagios 3.x Network Monitoring System
Ready to run Virtual Machine/Virtual Appliance for VMware, Parallels, VirtualBox and Amazon EC2 Cloud Computing
Nagios 3 is the next evolution of the world renowned Nagios 2 open source network monitoring application. Nagios 3 provides improved flexibility, ease of use and extensibility, and delivers significant performance enhancements that allow you to manage and monitor large deployments more efficiently.
Nagios 3 monitors hosts and services, delivering alerts to you when problems occur as well as when they are resolved. When Nagios gives you the call, it's configurable web interface will provide you with detailed network status information from any internet-enabled browser. No matter where you are, you'll know just what your network is up against.
Nagios' extendable architecture means you can use over 200 plug-ins developed by the Nagios community to enhance your Nagios application even further, and can also integrate it with existing ticket systems, wikis, etc. Changes to Nagios 3 include improvements to data storage options and locations, checks, configuration objects, and macros, each geared to make the IT admins life easier. For instance, Nagios 3's new configuration features allow groups within an organization semi-independent control over how Nagios interacts with their hosts and services, and alerts group admins.
Also available, the JumpBox for Nagios 2.
Why a JumpBox?
Nagios 3 - Features and benefits
Network Monitoring - Via SMTP, POP3, HTTP, NNTP, ICMP, SNMP, FTP, SSH or SSL, whether Windows, or Linux/Unix. Nagios can watch your routers, switches, firewalls, printers, services, or applications.
Monitoring of host resources - Such as processor load, disk usage, and system logs.
Monitoring of You Name It - Monitor the temperature or your server room, fire alarms, anything that has the ability to send collected data via a network. If you've got a plugin for it, Nagios can monitor it.
Plugins - Extend the functionality of Nagios through available plugins, or use Bash, C++, Perl, Ruby, Python, PHP, C#, etc to develop and utilize service checks customized to your needs.
Parallelized service checks - Perform service checks quickly with available parallelized configuration.
Notifications - Get notified when service or host problems occur via E-mail, pager, and cellphone. Other methods can be enable through plugins. If you don't answer the call, Nagios has multi-user notification escalation capabilities - it'll call the next person in line.
Remediation - Proactively resolve problems by restarting failed applications, services and hosts using event handlers that you define.
Web-interface - See what's happening. View current network status, notifications, problem history, log files, etc.
Proactive Planning - Schedule downtime for anticipated host, service, and network upgrades, and plan capacity through usage monitoring.
Reports - Gotta have 'em right? Nagios can provide SLA availability, Alert and notification history. If you use Cacti, or RRD-based addons, Nagios can provide trending reports as well.
Multi-Tenant/Multi-User Capability - Protect your group admins from information overload. Multiple users can access the web interface, and each user can have their own unique, restricted view.
What is a JumpBox?
A JumpBox makes using server software quick and simple. It packages an application's software, dependencies, and application data into a single virtual computer that enables you to focus on the application, not the details of getting the application to run.
To learn more about the benefits of JumpBox based infrastructure:
Ramp Up Video
Ramp Up videos give you a quick tour of an application with the goal of showing you what it does and how you might put it to work.
Suggested reading for Nagios 3.x users
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