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Monitoring System Rewrite

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241
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A rewrite of the existing Nagios monitoring system; the objective being a system which is easier to maintain and to extend.

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Customer: Informatics COs

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The existing Nagios monitoring system (described in https://devproj.inf.ed.ac.uk/project/show/22, https://wiki.inf.ed.ac.uk/DICE/MonitoringProject, and http://www.dice.inf.ed.ac.uk/units/infrastructure/Documentation/Monitoring/) is a complex suite of software which interfaces with LCFG in a non-standard way.

This project proposes to reimplement the Nagios configuration part of the monitoring system in a lighter-weight and more standard way. The end objective is a system which is easier both to maintain, and to extend.

Some parts of the existing system - in particular the Jabber reporting interface, and the interface for passive Nagios reporting - will be retained.

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Timescales: 12 weeks of CO effort

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Proposal: See https://wiki.inf.ed.ac.uk/DICE/ProposedNagiosRewrite for preliminary thoughts and ideas.

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