Nagios Ready for Splunking

Splunk-2-Nagios Integrates Network Management and Troubleshooting

Jul 10, 2006, 01:00 ET from Splunk

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Splunk ( 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
     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
      --   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
     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,, 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.