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Old 05-21-2010, 04:28 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I'm currently looking at monitoring solutions as well as central log monitoring etc etc.

Looking at Zabbix and Zenoos currently as they seem to have some in built capabilities for taking servers syslogs and even alert on them etc. In proximity of using something like OSSEC or Samhain as well i'm looking for some power for aduit and monitoring.

Nagios I have in place at the moment but I think its beginning to get behind the times now and perhaps good or bad as half the nagios community has gone off to port nagios into something else (can't remember the name off the top of my head) who knows where it will end up.

I need it to be able to monitor everything and anything, the primary thing keeping me off zenoos is the fact its agentless although for some thats probably a good thing, i'm not sure its overly useful, however i know it has some great features.

I know of OpenNMS, pandora, hyperic, opsview etc etc etc i've done my research and have locked onto zenoos or zabbix.

Good choices to try and see who wins to the death?
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:14 AM   #2
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I think so. The only way to find out what's best for you, is to try each of them, and see what fits best for you. I've used Big Brother in the past, and have had good luck with it, but migrated to Nagios.
 
Old 06-09-2010, 10:02 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I've had good times with nagios-pnp/nagvis/ndo/etc

The thing i don't enjoy is all the 3rd party set-up things and keeping all up-to date etc etc. Its a pain. Although all/most of those things are great, you look at other solutions out there now and they're all in by default.

Ossec/Samhain/Php-Syslog-ng I still can't decide... to many advantages and disadvantages of each. Very annoying ;-)
 
Old 06-09-2010, 10:06 AM   #4
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Hi,

That's the other side of choice, making it difficult to choose. I use GroundWork Monitor Community Edition. Used to use Nagios but my fellow admins don't have experience with Linux, thus needing an 'easy' tool.

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