GroundWork Monitor 5.3 Community Edition

Feb 11, 2009

The GroundWork Open Source company out of San Francisco CA has released its Nagios-based monitoring software in a new version 5.3, including a free Community Edition.

By company claims the new version of GroundWork Monitor scales better when working with large networks: in the lab, throughput is to have increased by 50%. Also, updates were made to Open Source components such as Nagios 3, RRDtool, BIRT and PHP, as well as to plug-ins and profiles.

The download webpage contains a new version of the GPLv2-licensed Community Edition with binaries for RHEL 4 and 5, CentOS 5, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, Ubuntu Server 6.0.6 and Debian Etch, and those in 32-bit and 64-bit variants. Still missing from the current version is an update to the VMware instance.

Aside from the Community Edition, GroundWork provides Professional and Enterprise versions with additional features. Support and training are also available.

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