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 XI 5 was released in September 2015. 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 simplifies IT infrastructure monitoring, improves efficiency, and provides IT managers and administrators with increased visibility into their network environments and data centers.
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.
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 high charts, 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 Core is an open-source IT monitoring system that allows you to monitor your entire IT infrastructure to ensure systems, applications, services, and business processes are functioning properly. Nagios Core serves as the foundation blocks of Nagios XI – our commercial solution.
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 various small fixes.
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, add-ons, 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.
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.