Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nagios is the shiznit..

Nagios is a powerful monitoring system that enables organizations
to identify and resolve IT infrastructure problems before they affect
critical business processes.
Nagios gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your 
organization's business processes won't be affected by unknown outages.

Nagios is a powerful tool that provides you with:
instant awareness of your organization'smission-critical IT infrastructure.
Nagios allows you to detect and repair problems and mitigate future issues
before they affect end-users and customers.
What Nagios Provides:
By using Nagios, you can:
Plan for infrastructure upgrades before outdated systems cause failures
Respond to issues at the first sign of a problem
Automatically fix problems when they are detected
Coordinate technical team responses
Ensure your organization's SLAs are being met
Ensure IT infrastructure outages have a minimal effect on your organization's bottom line
Monitor your entire infrastructure and business processes

How It Works
Monitoring

IT staff configure Nagios to monitor critical IT infrastructure components,
 including system metrics, network protocols, applications, services, servers,
and network infrastructure.

Alerting
Nagios sends alerts when critical infrastructure components fail and recover,
 providing administrators with notice of important events. Alerts can be 
delivered via email, SMS, or custom script.

Response
IT staff can acknowledge alerts and begin resolving outages and
 investigating security alerts immediately. Alerts can be escalated 
to different groups if alerts are not acknowledged in a timely manner.

Reporting
Reports provide a historical record of outages, events, notifications, 
and alert response for later review. Availability reports help ensure 
your SLAs are being met.

Maintenance
Scheduled downtime prevents alerts during scheduled maintenance 
and upgrade windows.