Presentation on theme: "Building and Maintaining the Nagios Ecosystem"— Presentation transcript:
1 Building and Maintaining the Nagios Ecosystem Scott Wilkerson
2 Topics Covered About Me What is Nagios? Nagios History Commercial NagiosNagios NewsThe Nagios EcosystemNagios ChallengesHow to Support NagiosQ & A / Ask Nagios!How many people believe their organization uses Nagios?
3 IT Manager @ Nagios Enterprises Nagios Team Member Since 2011 About MeIT Nagios EnterprisesNagios Team Member Since 2011Nearly 20 Years in IT Industry12 Years in Senior ManagementRan an ISP when 28.8k Modems were the Rage…Degree in Computer ProgrammingSome Development at NagiosPrimary Role - Oversee IT OperationsDevelopers / Support Staff
4 Nagios was Synonymous with Nagios Core Nagios is a Brand / Trademark What is Nagios?Nagios was Synonymous with Nagios CoreNagios is a Brand / TrademarkCovering Numerous IT Related Software AreasMany Fully Open SourceNagios Core / NDOutils / NRPE / NSCA /NSTI / NCPA / etc.Several Commercial ProductsNagios XI / Fusion / Incident Manager / Network AnalyzerOver 5.6 Million Source Download Since 2001
5 Nagios Core First Released in 1999 as NetSaint Nagios HistoryNagios Core First Released in 1999 as NetSaintby Ethan Galstad2001 Project Name Changed to Nagios2007 Nagios Enterprises Founded2009 Nagios XI ReleasedThe decision to go the Open Source route wasn’t taken lightly
6 Will Commercial Versions of Nagios Affect Open Source Core? Commercial NagiosWill Commercial Versions of Nagios Affect Open Source Core?Commercial Version will Likely Enhance CoreAdditional Exposure to Nagios Through Marketing EffortsAdditional Addons Which Can Be Used In CoreAdditional In-House Resources Available to Start Other Open Source Projects
7 Nagios Core 4 Released - 9/20/2013 Nagios NewsNagios Core 4 Released - 9/20/2013700% Performance Increase Over Nagios 3Core WorkersRemove Disk I/O BottleneckPossibility to Distribute Load to External WorkersQuery Handler – Simple Interface to communicate with Nagios CoreComing Soon! JSON API
8 Nagios Cross Platform Agent (NCPA) Nagios News cont.Nagios Cross Platform Agent (NCPA)One Source BaseMany OS’s – Windows/LinuxNagios Network Analyzer ReleasedNetFlow AnalyzerCommercial Product Built on Open SourceSearch for Next Generation Nagios Stars
9 Def. Community of Interacting Organisms The Nagios EcosystemDef. Community of Interacting OrganismsNagios Core Does Nothing Until ExtendedCauses Additional Open/Closed Source ProjectsKey AddonsNSCA / NRDP / NRPE / NDOutils / NSTI / NCPA4000+ Projects onCommercial Projects Use Same PhilosophyExtendableUse Open Source When PossibleInsists on being extendedMany can be extendedFew do nothing until extendedNo two installations are alike-CommercialExtendable and ExtensibleEasily integration with one another
10 Protect The Brand / Trademark Project Begs to be Extended Nagios ChallengesGuard The CodeProtect Against Scope CreepThis is where addons / plugins should be usedPatch Review / Testing / Acceptance ProcessProtect The Brand / TrademarkProject Begs to be ExtendedChanges to Core Could Affect 1000’s of AddonsMisconceptions:Nagios Enterprises Only Supports Paid ClientsFree Version Could DisappearGuard the codeRegular contributors try to force their agendaWe love community patches, but not all can nor will get appliedProtect The Brand / Trademark
11 How to Support Nagios Project FeedbackNew Features / Projects / AddonsReport BugsSubmit PatchAssist Community Members / UsersFinancial SupportSend Donation ;-)Consider Commercial Solutions Built on Open SourceFeedbackIdeas ForumFinancial Support was the topic of the BoF session at RIPE 66How to support?Donations acceptedHowever maybe consider Nagios Commercial Solutions Built on Open Source
12 Question & Answer / Ask Nagios! New Product Ideas (What would be useful?)Current Product Feature ImprovementsCurrent Product Feature AdditionsNagios CoreNagios XINagios Network AnalyzerNagios Incident Manager
13 Contact InformationSupportBasic Contact InfoPhone: US: NAGIOS-1 ( ) International:Fax:Mail: Nagios Enterprises, LLC P.O. Box Saint Paul, MN 55108Headquarters: Bandana Blvd N, Suite Saint Paul, MN 55108
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