GroundWork Monitor 6.0 Has New GUI

Sep 24, 2009

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.

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VMware Acquires SpringSource

Aug 11, 2009

Virtualization provider VMware has purchased open source firm SpringSource for $420 million.

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Building a Munin Plugin Creating a custom Munin plugin

Jul 01, 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.

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Nagios NConf 1.2.5 GUI Brings New Features

Jun 16, 2009

The new NConf release, despite being a minor one, provides many clear improvements.

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Former Nagios Conference Calls out for Speakers

Jun 09, 2009

The 4th Open Source Monitoring Conference 2009 on Nagios has released its Call for Papers.

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Nagios Founder Comments on Icinga Fork

May 18, 2009

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.

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Icinga: Developers Fork Nagios

May 06, 2009

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.

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Charly's Column The Sysadmin's Daily Grind: Uptimed

Apr 01, 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.

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