Next Meeting: March 11th, 2010 at 7pm

Date: March 11th, 2010
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 403
University of Washington Campus
Subject: Network monitoring with Nagios and Cacti
Presenter: Dr Dave Blunt

Nagios is a useful tool for server monitoring. Can it be effective for monitoring networks? Cacti is an efficient tool for monitoring devices with SNMP. Can it be turned into an effective tool for generating meaningful notifications? We’ll look at the strengths and weaknesses of each tool and see if a combination of both could be ‘right’ for the purpose.

Dave Blunt has been using Nagios (or Netsaint before it) since 2001 and Cacti since 2004, for server, application, and network monitoring. He has worked at GroundWork Open Source in the Services organization since 2005 delivering deployments of GroundWork Monitor – an open source based monitoring solution that has Nagios as a core component.