What’s New At Nagios?
Want to know what’s new with Nagios? This is the place to find information on some recent developments and events that are happening in the near future.
Note that the things mentioned here are just a small sampling of what’s new in the Nagios world. For information on other recent developments, make sure to check out the new and updated Nagios projects on Nagios Exchange.
Nagios Log Server
Nagios Enterprises recently unveiled Nagios Log Server at the 2014 Nagios World Conference. Nagios Log Server is a powerful enterprise-class log monitoring and management solution that allows organizations to quickly and easily view, sort, and configure logs from any source on a given network. Log Server extends Nagios’ existing network management offerings by providing users with the ability to dive deep into network events, logs, and performance standards. Additionally, Nagios Log Server was released at an extremely competitive price of only $995 for a perpetual 2-Instance license making it the most cost effective log monitoring solution on the market.
Nagios Reactor was released publically in September 2014 as a free beta solution. Nagios Reactor is an advanced automation engine designed to save organizations time and money by reacting to problems without human interaction. Reactor allows organizations to rapidly develop, deploy, and manage complex automation tasks in an easy-to-understand-manner. By using event chains, Reactor can be used to architect intelligent self-healing IT systems, problem reaction frameworks, security response systems, and task automation systems.
Nagios XI 2014 was released in May 2014. The release included substantial improvements over previous releases including an upgraded monitoring engine, advanced visualizations and reporting features, enhanced monitoring wizards, pre-packaged add-ons, and a brand new web interface. Nagios XI is the most powerful infrastructure monitoring solution on the market. XI 2014 simplifies IT infrastructure monitoring, improves efficiency, and provides IT managers and administrators with increased visibility into their network environments and data centers.
Nagios Network Analyzer
Nagios Network Analyzer was released at the 2013 Nagios World Conference. Nagios Network Analyzer is a commercial-grade network flow data analysis solution that provides organizations with extended insight into their IT infrastructure and network traffic. Network Analyzer allows you to be proactive in resolving outages, detecting abnormal behavior, and security threats before they affect critical business processes.
The 2014 version of Nagios Fusion was released in June 2014. This release completed the unified theme for all Nagios Products. Many enhancements were made including an updated interface, upgrades to highcharts, advanced dashlets, and much more. Nagios Fusion is a powerful tool for visualizing operational status and enabling faster problem resolution across an organization’s entire IT infrastructure.
Nagios Incident Manager
Nagios Incident Manager was released in January 2013. Nagios Incident Manager is a powerful tool for managing infrastructure incidents and enabling faster problem resolution across an organization’s entire IT infrastructure. The most recent release included enhancements to internationalization support, and improved API support for enhanced integration with Nagios XI and Nagios Core.
Nagios Core is an Open Source IT monitoring system that allows you to monitor your entire IT infrastructre to ensure systems, applications, services, and business processes are functioning properly. Nagios Core serves as the foundation blocks of Nagios XI – our commercial solution. Nagios Core 4.0.0 was released in September 2013 and brought tons of new features and performance enhancements to the mix. The most current stable release is Nagios Core 4.0.8 and includes varios bug fixes and a number of enhancements to the JSON CGIs.
Nagios Cross Platform Agent (NCPA)
NCPA or Nagios Cross Platform Agent, is a cross-platform monitoring agent that runs on Windows, Linux/Unix, and Mac OS/X machines. It was designed to simplify the monitoring of devices with a wide variety of operating systems. NCPA can be used as a passive or active agent and monitors a multitude of different metrics right out of the box. The most current and stable release is NCPA 1.7.2 and included varios small fixes.
VMware Virtualization Wizard
The VMware Virtualization Wizard monitors your Vmware virtual environment by offloading the VMware checks to a vSphere Management Assistance (vMA) appliance. This is achieved by utilizing the plugin box293_check_vmware, which has been written specifically for use on the vMA. The plugin utilizes the VMware SDK. The SDK is notoriously CPU and memory hungry, which can easily overload and cripple your Nagios XI host. By offloading the plugin to the vMA appliance, your Nagios XI server will not be affected as you monitor your VMware virtual environment.
The Nagios Exchange website is the central repository of Nagios projects of all kinds – including plugins, addons, documentation, and more. The site currently has thousands of categorized projects listed on it. New projects are added every week.
The Nagios Library serves as a central location for users to view videos, tutorials, documentation, tech tips, and best practices for all Nagios solutions. Access to some portions of the Nagios Library content is granted only to current Nagios customers who have purchased a commercial Nagios product and/or services. Content is added constantly, so check back often.
Nagios Support Forums
The Nagios Support Forums are a great place for the community to obtain the most up to date support and technical assistance from Nagios technical staff and the greater Nagios community. Search threads to find answers to problems someone else may have already encountered and solved, or create a free account and start a new thread.