Given that the very development of Icinga arose from the need for additional functionalities in open source monitoring, it’s little surprise that the tool has become indispensable for so many IT professionals. Its configurability and flexibility allow for a sophisticated approach to monitoring, which is both scalable and extensible to large, complex environments.
We all need to move fast in order to stay competitive. But the faster things move, the faster things break.
While many companies have made great strides towards automating application release and infrastructure management, automation for service assurance has been sorely lacking. That’s left Dev and Ops with a problem: how to effectively service alerts that have grown by orders of magnitude.
You’ve solved your noisy alert problem with BigPanda. Now solve your noisy ChatOps problem with BigPanda and HipChat, thanks to HipChat’s new integrations platform, HipChat Connect.
If every incident update were to push a new message, your Ops chatrooms would quickly become more crowded than O’Malley’s Pub on St. Patty’s Day. BigPanda now integrates with HipChat via HipChat Connect, so you can not only view the status of BigPanda incidents in HipChat, but also view incident details with links to relevant actions in the glance view beside the chat room.
Sam’s a father of two boys living in the bucolic LA suburb of West Covina. He’s a family first guy who paints model military cargo planes for fun, makes award-winning paella, hates his commute, and loathes his phone between the hours of midnight and 4:00 AM.
Sam was a kid when he joined News Corp as a help desk analyst in 2000. More than 15 years later and he’s now Sr. Director of IT managing a growing team of 30 NOC engineers, sys admins, and DBAs. Over the years, he has received more promotions than Trump on his own Twitter feed by delivering results and never wavering from two core beliefs that influence everything he does:
You and Nagios have had your share of ups and downs, but lately it just hasn’t been the same. You’re busy with other systems and having less patience to deal with the constant nagging from good ol’ Nagios. She’s beginning to sound more and more like a broken record.
If you keep going down this path, your MTTR will suffer. Or worse, you won’t be able to satisfy your customers. But you’re not ready to give up on Nagios just yet – after all, she's been there when you needed her.
We’re happy to announce that BigPanda now integrates with Catchpoint! Catchpoint is a popular cloud-based monitoring tool used by ops teams to measure availability and performance for synthetic transactions and real user web sessions. By integrating with BigPanda, Catchpoint customers can now aggregate all of their monitoring alerts in one place, intelligently clustering them to reduce alert noise and spot critical issues faster.
Software everywhere or software nowhere?
“Software is increasingly everywhere”, Kirkpatrick explained, “but it’s so seamless that you don’t even see it. You just enjoy new efficiencies and ways of getting things done”.
For many IT and Ops teams, Nagios is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, Nagios gives you near real-time visibility into the inner workings of your IT infrastructure. But on the other hand, Nagios can generate so many alerts that it’s impossible for any single person (or even any team) to keep up.
If you’re struggling with a flood of Nagios alerts, this two-part blog series is for you. We’ll take a close look at the complicated relationship that IT and Ops professionals have with the monitoring tool, explain why Nagios is so noisy, and discuss the simple way that you take charge of your alerts and maximize the way Nagios works for you.