Need a monitoring automation cookbook


#1

We are using the open source self hosted version of Chef (not hosted, not
private Chef). We have a need for a cookbook to automate the setup of
monitoring in our infrastructure. I have a good idea of what I want and
suggestions for how it should be implemented. I can go into details with
whom ever is interested in working on this. My question to the list is
what are my options to find someone to work on this? I don’t see any
’cookbook writing’ services available on the Opscode site for folks that
don’t use hosted or private Chef. Does anyone have any
suggestions/recommendations about who I might contact to work on creating a
well written cookbook for my needs

Thanks


John Alberts


#2

Have you already looked over the cookbooks on the Community site?

http://community.opscode.com/search?query=category%3A"Monitoring+%26+Trending"

~Nathan

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 11:11 AM, John Alberts john.m.alberts@gmail.com wrote:

We are using the open source self hosted version of Chef (not hosted, not
private Chef). We have a need for a cookbook to automate the setup of
monitoring in our infrastructure. I have a good idea of what I want and
suggestions for how it should be implemented. I can go into details with
whom ever is interested in working on this. My question to the list is what
are my options to find someone to work on this? I don’t see any ‘cookbook
writing’ services available on the Opscode site for folks that don’t use
hosted or private Chef. Does anyone have any suggestions/recommendations
about who I might contact to work on creating a well written cookbook for my
needs
Thanks


John Alberts


Nathan Haneysmith | CoFounder and OpsDude
nathan@opscode.com | 206-384-5460

Opscode, Inc.
1008 Western Ave, Ste 600
Seattle, WA 98104


#3

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 1:52 PM, Nathan Haneysmith nathan@opscode.comwrote:

Have you already looked over the cookbooks on the Community site?

Yes. I’m looking for a very custom solution that will automate deploying
monitoring to our custom products as each new server is deployed.


John Alberts


#4

Yes. I’m looking for a very custom solution that will automate deploying
monitoring to our custom products as each new server is deployed.

Our approach has been to deploy NRPE to every server and create a
/etc/nagios/nrpe.d directory.

Then our individual app cookbooks deploy the config file with the checks
they need into /etc/nagios/nrpe.d

Our Nagios server recipe queries the Chef database for nodes containing the
app recipes and auto-generates NRPE checks to those nodes.

-J


#5

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Jason J. W. Williams <
jasonjwwilliams@gmail.com> wrote:

Yes. I’m looking for a very custom solution that will automate deploying

monitoring to our custom products as each new server is deployed.

Our approach has been to deploy NRPE to every server and create a
/etc/nagios/nrpe.d directory.

Then our individual app cookbooks deploy the config file with the checks
they need into /etc/nagios/nrpe.d

Our Nagios server recipe queries the Chef database for nodes containing
the app recipes and auto-generates NRPE checks to those nodes.

-J

We currently don’t use NRPE and use snmp and direct http checks for 99% of
our service checks. I’m not against using NRPE, so it’s definitely an
option and something I thought about doing when looking at the Nagios
cookbook.

In any case, we have a budget for having a contractor work on this, so I’m
looking to contract this particular project. This people on this list are
awesome. After only 20 minutes from my first post, I have some great
responses and already a couple contractors that have contacted me directly.
Thank you to everyone for your input.


John Alberts