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.
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.
One of the first things we do right after installing Nagios, is set up email notifications. Without that, how would you know when something went wrong?