Monitoring. Could it get any more nerdy than monitoring? Well I think we can make monitoring cool again…
If you’re using Juju, Nagios is about to get a lot easier to leverage into your environment. Anyone who has ever tried to automate their Nagios configuration, knows that it can be daunting. Nagios is so flexible and has so many options, its hard to get right when doing it by hand. Automating it requires even more thought. Part of this is because monitoring itself is a bit hard to genercise. There are lots of types of monitors. Nagios really focuses on two of these:
- Service monitoring – Make a script that pretends to be a user and see if your synthetic monitor sees what you expect.
- Resource monitoring – Look at the counters and metrics afforded a user of a normal system.
The trick is, the service monitoring wants to interrogate the real services from outside of the machine, while the resource monitoring wants to see things only visible with privileged access. Continue reading