[Catalog-sig] [OT] Nagios / Shinken

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Wed Jun 16 14:20:00 CEST 2010

Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> M.-A. Lemburg <mal <at> egenix.com> writes:
>> Setting up some Zenoss or Nagios monitoring system to take
>> care of monitoring the PyPI server (and our other servers)
>> would be a separate project.
> Just for the record, I would mention that someone started a rewrite of the
> Nagios software in Python:
> http://www.shinken-monitoring.org/

> According to the author, the Python rewrite is also much faster than the
> original C software:
> http://www.shinken-monitoring.org/features/huge-performances/
> Probably a good showcase of the "using a dynamic language allows you to focus on
> a better architecture" argument :-)

Zenoss is written in Python and uses Zope for the web GUI. It has
a large community around it and provides all the enterprise
features you'd need from such a system.


and Zenoss can use Nagios plugins as well.

I'd see a chance for such a new tool, though: Zenoss can be very
complicated to setup, esp. if you're not using SNMP on all your

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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