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
-- 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
-- Nagios plugin(s) for monitoring the status of Splunk Servers from
-- 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.
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.
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.