Nagios alternative interfaces


#1

So I’m interested in checking out some of the alternative Nagios interfaces
like Icinga, Thruk, or Centreon. One of our recent acquisitions uses
Centreon, but I’ve heard a lot about Icinga.

However, in looking around at cookbooks, the three that I found for Icinga
all seem to be htauth based on databag credentials (
https://wiki.icinga.org/display/howtos/Chef). I’ve currently got Nagios
configured against LDAP auth, so that feels like a (big) step backwards for
me.

Has anyone fought this battle already, or should I pick one and rewind/fork
it into submission / write my own cookbook? (With three Icinga cookbooks
out there, reinventing the wheel yet again seems… like wasted effort,
really.)

Also, has anyone worked with PHPNagios inside of the mainline Nagios
cookbook?


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#2

Morgan,

Given that Icinga is a compatible fork of Nagios and therefore from a Chef point-of-view it’s almost identical, you might find this Icinga wrapper cookbook of use: https://github.com/3ofcoins/chef-cookbook-icinga

This cookbook overrides attributes and modifies some resources of Opscode’s nagios cookbook to make it install and configure Icinga instead.

Haven’t personally used it yet but have come across it in passing before.

On 6 Jun 2014, at 03:07, Morgan Blackthorne stormerider@gmail.com wrote:

So I’m interested in checking out some of the alternative Nagios interfaces like Icinga, Thruk, or Centreon. One of our recent acquisitions uses Centreon, but I’ve heard a lot about Icinga.

However, in looking around at cookbooks, the three that I found for Icinga all seem to be htauth based on databag credentials (https://wiki.icinga.org/display/howtos/Chef). I’ve currently got Nagios configured against LDAP auth, so that feels like a (big) step backwards for me.

Has anyone fought this battle already, or should I pick one and rewind/fork it into submission / write my own cookbook? (With three Icinga cookbooks out there, reinventing the wheel yet again seems… like wasted effort, really.)

Also, has anyone worked with PHPNagios inside of the mainline Nagios cookbook?


~~ StormeRider ~~

“Every world needs its heroes […] They inspire us to be better than we are. And they protect from the darkness that’s just around the corner.”

(from Smallville Season 6x1: “Zod”)

On why I hate the phrase “that’s so lame”… http://bit.ly/Ps3uSS