Bringing Nagios XI Into Your Business By Nathan Broderick AI Vector, LLC nagios@AI Vector.com AI Vector Background AI Vector is a technology company Founded in 2008 Monitoring Programming Systems Administration Creative solutions to difficult problems Knowledgeable staff Systems tuning 2012 2 Specializing in monitoring and programming Focused on mid to large companies looking to enhance their monitoring needs Assist in systems architecture and implementation Performance tuning and ongoing monitoring 2012 3 Issue: If your customers know about your problems before you do, it’s time to get better monitoring 2012 Why Monitoring? What is the Cost? Monitoring is essential for any company that wants to survive Monitoring helps companies create a professional image Toys R Us website went down temporarily in key Christmas time frame. 2012 What is the Cost? Are your current monitoring solutions meeting your needs? What matters most to your business? Productivity Loss Labor Costs Potential Lost Sales Loss of Confidence in your Business 2012 Where to start Where to Start Does your company use your current monitoring system? Nagios makes monitoring simple Systems analysis of current Monitoring What processes are necessary 2012 Nagios XI Features Intuitive GUI Easily view problems Little training required Performance Graphs Dashboards and Reports Configuration Wizards Expandability 24/7 Monitoring Multiple User Support 2012 9 Where to Start How many systems do you have? How many services run on those systems? What are your critical business processes? Who will be running the system once it is set up? Plan what type of reporting will be needed and who will see it 2012 Planning Establish roles and responsibilities Determine who will run the system Plan out the host groups and service groups Establish good SLA times Create the audience of the alerts Determine what management will need to see 2012 Planning Plan to monitor regional areas of the company Do a cost analysis of implementation Develop a project plan for the implementation Plan out the monitor hierarchy 2012 Evaluating Monitoring Systems Where to Start with Nagios Evaluate the structure of the Nagios system Structure for performance Scaling Redundancy Establish standards 2012 Why Nagios XI ? What sets Nagios apart from its competitor? Nagios adapts to your environment no matter how complex Easy to use interface Reliable, scalable monitoring Why does AI Vector like working in the Nagios System? Getting Started with Nagios 2012 15 Monitoring Wizard in Nagios Easily set up monitors using wizards Little training needed to set up monitors Better for large environments 2012 16 Dashboards Customized views for each member of the team Easy to share dashboards with coworkers Easy to find views 2012 17 Performance Graphs Good performance graphs 2012 18 Expandability Useful components like AD integration API Backend Sharable dashboards Auto discovery components Graph Explorer Component 2012 19 Graph Explorer Component 2012 20 Advanced Monitoring Nagios XI goes where no other monitors have gone before 2012 AI VECTOR AND YOU AI Vector has specialized in monitoring for several years Nagios XI is the most cost effective solution we have found Nagios XI scales and adapts to big environments when other systems fail Nagios XI interfaces with most systems Nagios Implementation Establish basic monitors Internal politics play a roll in monitoring, trust the Nagios monitors Configure the host groups and service groups 2012 Nagios Implementation Add SLA monitors Business workflow monitors Fine tune the system Add additional checks Set up dashboards and reporting 2012 Nagios Implementation Finalize dashboards for management Create meaningful reports Visual Maps Root Cause Monitoring Documentation Tends to be an iterative process 2012 Selenium Integration Selenium Demo 2012 Gotchas Nagios Summary Internal Politics Justifying the cost Long term administration Lack of standard processes Fine tune monitors Expensive monitoring tools Resistance to new monitoring tools Initial setup is crucial 2012 Nagios Summary Nagios is the best system out there Proactively solve business problems Don't wait for your customers to tell you Quickly identify the root of a problem no more finger pointing Monitoring saves your company money Build customer and IT confidence through transparency Nagios will solve your business monitoring needs 2012 Advanced Monitoring with AI Vector Fine tuning SNMP solutions Complex business monitoring Reliable, scalable monitoring Multi-site support Component customization 2012 ????? Questions?