The GroundWork Open Source firm has upgraded its network monitoring suite to version 6.0. Next to an Enterprise subscription edition it also provides, as before, its free Community edition.more »
Virtualization provider VMware has purchased open source firm SpringSource for $420 million.more »
Building a Munin Plugin Creating a custom Munin pluginJun 30, 2009
Munin collects information and plots parameters of your choice automatically and with minimal configuration. But if you can't find a plugin that captures the data you want to graph, you might have to roll your own.more »
The new NConf release, despite being a minor one, provides many clear improvements.more »
The 4th Open Source Monitoring Conference 2009 on Nagios has released its Call for Papers.more »
Nagios Enterprises founder and Nagios maintainer Ethan Galstad has admitted to development bottlenecks in his project and recognizes that Nagios developers want a stronger participation in the Icinga fork project. Nevertheless, he's disappointed that Icinga didn't engage with him before they struck off on their own.more »
Open source project Nagios is being forked into the Icinga project. The Netways firm, which specializes in open source IT management services and particularly the monitoring solution Nagios, will be managing the fork.more »
Charly's Column The Sysadmin's Daily Grind: UptimedMar 31, 2009
Who has the longest uptime? Linux systems used to win hands down when it comes to maximum uptime without rebooting. Today, uptime statistics help admins with monitoring tasks and discovering tricky bugs.more »
But if you are not using the latest Linux kernel, your system is insecure.
Home routers will give room for custom firmware but still comply with FCC rules
Frank Karlitschek will continue to lead the open source ownCloud project
“Xenial Xerus” comes with a new packages format and several improvements for the enterprise.
Linux users can now download and install the Windows code editor
New initiative will address security and interoperability concerns around container technology.
Developers can use RHEL as a development platform without a subscription fee.
Windows users will soon have native access to the Bash shell.
Improvements to SMTP will provide better guarantee of confidentiality
Graphics vendor embraces new reality in Linux graphics