Nagios Ready for Splunking
Splunk-2-Nagios Integrates Network Management and Troubleshooting
SAN FRANCISCO, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Splunk (www.splunk.com) today announced the availability of Splunk 2 Nagios, an integrated module that provides seamless workflow between the Nagios project, the most popular open source systems management host and service monitor, and Splunk, the industry's first search software for fast moving IT data. Splunk 2 Nagios is a result of a partnership with the Nagios project announced in February of this year. Splunk indexes and links together all the IT data generated by any system, application or device making it possible to search and navigate production IT infrastructures. Nagios utilizes a monitoring process that runs intermittent checks on hosts and services and returns status information to Nagios. When issues are identified, Nagios notifies the appropriate parties via email, instant message, SMS, etc. Splunk-2-Nagios provides administrators with the combined power and performance of Nagios monitoring with Splunk's troubleshooting approach to enable customers to diagnose and resolve issues faster, decrease mean time to repair (MTTR), improve service quality and reduce the cost of incident response. Splunk-2-Nagios includes: -- Real-time indexing of Nagios events and alerts by the Splunk server. -- Splunk searches embedded into Nagios alerts and notifications. -- Forwarding of Live Splunk notifications to Nagios for alerting workflow. -- Nagios plugin(s) for monitoring the status of Splunk Servers from Nagios. -- Population of Nagios event descriptors and tags into Splunk Base, the global knowledge base of product IT data. "The Nagios project is the most successful open source management software out there. Our users have been clamoring for a way to combine their two favorite tools," said Michael Baum, chief executive splunker. "Splunk 2 Nagios is a natural combination that integrates the best of troubleshooting and open source management. Users can now navigate directly from a Nagios alert to any IT data from any part of their infrastructure -- diagnosing and resolving issues faster." More than 42,000 system administrators, developers and support engineers have downloaded Splunk since its launch late last year. Fortune 500 companies, developers and consultants in the United States, as well as globally across Europe, Australia, India, and South Africa are splunking their systems to troubleshoot problems faster, improve availability and reduce the cost of managing IT infrastructure. The demand for quickly searching and navigating through complex mountains of production IT data is turning Splunk into a global experience. Splunk 2 Nagios is available today at www.splunk.com. About Nagios Nagios(R) is a host and service monitor designed to inform you of network problems before your clients, end-users or managers do. It has been designed to run under the Linux operating system, but works fine under most *NIX variants as well. The monitoring daemon runs intermittent checks on hosts and services you specify using external "plugins" which return status information to Nagios. When problems are encountered, the daemon can send notifications out to administrative contacts in a variety of different ways (email, instant message, SMS, etc.). Current status information, historical logs, and reports can all be accessed via a web browser. About Splunk Splunk is a disruptive new approach to troubleshooting IT systems. The company was born of our own frustration building and running some of the world's largest data centers, search engines and distributed technologies at places like Apple, Infoseek, Microsoft, SourceForge.net, Sun and Yahoo. We're out to make navigating IT infrastructure as easy and powerful as surfing the Web. Based in San Francisco, Splunk is a private company funded by August Capital, JK&B Capital and Sevin Rosen Funds.
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