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2007-08-01 - Nagios, Marc Spitzer
18:30, Suspenders Bar and Restaurant
Abstract

Nagios is a platform for monitoring services and the hosts they reside on. It provides a reasonable tool for monitoring your network and you can not beat the price.

We plan on covering the following topics:

  • what it is
  • how it works
  • where to get it
  • how to install it
  • how to configure it
  • how to customize it for your environment
  • where the data is stored
  • how to write a basic plug-in
Media
  • [Event Audio] (Generously recorded and processed by Nikolai Fetissov)

Speaker Bio

Marc Spitzer started as a VAX/VMS operator who taught himself some basic scripting in DCL to help me remember how to do procedures that did not come up enough to actually remember all the steps, this was in 1990. Since then he has worked with HPUX, Solaris, Windows, Linux, and the BSDs, FreeBSD being his favorite. He has held a variety of positions, admin and engineering, where he has been able to introduce BSD into his work place. He currently works for Columbia University as a Systems Administrator. He is a founding member of NYCBUG and LispNYC and on the board of UNIGroup. Most of his career has been building tools to solve operational problems, with extra effort going to the ones that irritated him personally. He takes a great deal of pride in not needing a budget to solve most problems.