We have now released a CentOS 6 version of Nagios XI in the Amazon Ec2 for cloud monitoring. The new release is build on the x86_64 architecture and will be the standard for future builds.
In case you missed the announcement from Amazon, all instance sized can now be spun up with 64 bit images. This is a great step forward as it allows someone to start with a small instance at a much reduced price and as they grow they can take their same snapshot an start it up on a much larger system.
More information about running your Nagios XI system in the cloud can be found in our Nagios on Ec2 article in the Nagios Exchange.
Now available 2 new clients to send passive check results to Nagios Remote Data Processor (NRDP) server.
We have just released:
send_nrdp.sh Bash NRDP Client
send_nrdp.py Python NRDP Client
You no longer need to install PHP or Perl on your client machines to run passive checks with NRDP. Both of these implementations can accept result piped from STDIN and you can change the delimiters to whatever you like.
STDIN results should be in the following order, for HOST checks:
for SERVICE checks
HOSTNAME SERVICENAME STATE OUTPUT
Additionally, the bash version can take an XML file of check results formatted like so:
<checkresult type="host" checktype="1">
<checkresult type="service" checktype="1">
The latest Amazon Ec2 cloud images have been pushed out to the following additional locations:
- Asia Pacific (Singapore)
- Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
The Nagios XI cloud images are an excellent opportunity to try Nagios XI without having the upfront expense of dedicated hardware and can be upgraded with virtually zero downtime.