I’ve tried to use Nagios 3.0 b2 but there was a problem with the mail, this was corrected with a new beta release. You should download it if you were using the beta 2 version
The new version of Red Hat Entreprise Linux was launched on March 14th. RHEL 5 includes a lot of new features such as:
- Application Design/Construction/IDE/Analysis
- Application Server/Integration Server
- Back-Office Enterprise
- Content Management/Authoring
- Enterprise Resource Planning
- Information Access/Delivery/Mining/Portal
- Information/Data Management/Database
- Network Management
- Other Development Tools
- Systems Management
Considering the Network management, i’ll do a short focus on Zenoss.
Zenoss is an open source network monitoring and systems management platform – 1 year old it was launched in March 2006.
Zenoss is a full package. It is built on the Zope Application server (python technology).
You can monitor what ever you want (if it has an ip address): network devices: appliance (firewall, switch,…) or server, applications (web site,…), operating systems, environment,…
Your standard protocol tools:
SNMP, SNMP Trap, Ping/ICMP, SSH/Telnet, Syslog, WMI, Nagios Agents, XMP/RPC Interface
Availability – It test all your device and appliance with a continious scheduling
Inventory and configuration – You can manage all your appliance by device or groups
Discovery – It can describe all your IT environment
Performance monitoring – Collect data from your server, network, and application graphing them
Event management – Collect data (syslog, WMI, SNMP trap, custom events (as defined by the Zenoss web services API)) and analyse it by correlation.
Reporting – You can create your own and custom reports
Web portal – You have a web console (off course with AJAX components) to view and control with a secure access all the elements with a real-time information