Monthly Archive for September, 2011

Nagios V-Shell 1.8 Release

Over the past few years, there’s been a strong outpouring of requests for an updated interface for Nagios.  We released Nagios V-Shell just about a year ago now, and we’re happy to see that it currently stands as the most popular item on the Nagios Exchange, with over 100,000 views!  I don’t usually post to labs every time I make an update to V-Shell, but I thought this time around would be worth mentioning.  I’ve spent the last few weeks doing a major overhaul of the permissions in order to mirror the same permissions scheme that people are used to in Nagios Core.  Initially V-Shell has limited user-level control in regards to permissions, but as of v1.8 I’m pleased to say I’ve finally got that major TODO crossed off my list.  V-Shell now supports user-level access, as well as read-only access to match the permissions scheme of Nagios Core.  Feel free to check out V-Shell 1.8 on the Nagios Exchange.

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Mass Check Rescheduling

We had a cool meeting last week with one of our users, and he gave us some great suggestions for tweaks and improvements.  One of his ideas was adding the ability to “schedule immediate checks” in bulk, so that once problems are fixed, admins can quickly cross hosts and services off the list of problems.  As our user said, “I’m not so much interested in what is working as I am what’s not working.”  Since the logic and filtering was already in place with the Mass Acknowledgment Component, I decided to simply add “schedule immediate check” to the list of options with this component.  Thanks user TL for the suggestion!  As developers, we love feedback, and usually our best ideas come from users, so keep the ideas coming! : )

Mass Acknowledgment Component v1.1

Scheduled Reporting in Nagios XI Development

Its been an often requested feature to be able to schedule reports to in Nagios XI and development is nearing fruition for automated reporting.
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