[nycbug-talk] favourite monitoring tools
Wed Nov 23 11:44:02 EST 2005
On Wed, 23 Nov 2005, N.J. Thomas wrote:
> * Rick Aliwalas <rick at cuc.com> [2005-11-23 10:43:45 -0500]:
>> On Tue, 22 Nov 2005, Dru wrote:
>>> I have a client who is torn between spending $1995 on a commercial
>>> monitoring package that only installs on Windows or an Open Source
>>> solution which will run on his FreeBSD servers.
>> I'm implmenting Hobbit for a network somewhat the same size as above.
>> It's easy to configure so far has worked well. If you're familiar
>> with Big Brother, the transition is easy.
> The site seems to be down at the moment. Is Hobbit a standalone package
> or does it require BB?
Hobbit is designed to interact nicely w/ an existing BB installation and
scales much better than BB.
The server is standalone and there is a unix client. No windows
client yet but the BB one works. The BB add-ons from
http://www.deadcat.net should mostly work as well.
> We run our monitoring system on BigBrother/FreeBSD, but I'm eyeing
> Nagios -- BB is starting to show its age and inability to scale
> N.J. Thomas
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