Four winning ways to monitor machines through Web interfaces
Posted by: Anonymous
on November 05, 2008 01:38 AM
Those 4 entries in the article do not have notification systems, but just graphing, as far as I can tell. So, Nagios and friends aren't listed for that reason I think. Besides, Nagios may be flexible and powerful but with a huge complication and clutter everywhere I wouldn't think to use it anymore, I'd rather use monit for that, which is much simpler, cleaner and does the job fine. The sheer amount of Nagios frontend tells something is wrong with itself and nothing really changed at version 3 unfortunately.
And there are also those unified server management packages like Zenoss and Zabbix. The latter is quite lightweight and a decent package in my opinion.
collectd seriously needs a decent frontend. Nothing is good if the data collected can't be revised... I don't know why author doesn't even try to start a sub project on that and let someone code it if he doesn't want to.