Let me introduce you Zabbix, a very nice all-in-one open source availability and performance monitoring solution that I use everyday on TextMe to ensure that all the applications and servers are going well. Below is a short list of features available in Zabbix:
- auto-discovery of servers and network devices (great for autoscaled platforms)
- low-level discovery (the killer feature of the 2.0 branch, imho)
- distributed monitoring with centralized web administration
- support for both polling and trapping mechanisms
- server software for Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OS X
- native high performance agents (client software for Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OS X, Tru64/OSF1, Windows NT4.0, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista)
- agent-less monitoring
- secure user authentication
- flexible user permissions
- web-based interface
- flexible e-mail notification of predefined events
- high-level (business) view of monitored resources
- audit log…
If you already use Nagios/Centreon/Shinken/whatever, you’ll certainly want to give Zabbix a try. So I’m glad to announce that Zabbix 2.0.4 is now available on Dotdeb for Debian 6.0 GNU/Linux “Squeeze” on both amd64 and i386 architectures.
Please note that :
- Future Zabbix stable releases will of course be packaged as well as other pieces of software here on Dotdeb (Nginx, PHP, MySQL, Redis, Percona toolkit…), with production in mind.
- As usual, packaging scripts are derived from Debian’s ones to ensure full compatibility and they’re available on Github.
- For more info and support about Zabbix, feel free to visit Zabbix’ website : Documentation, mailing lists, bug trackers, forums and wiki are very helpful.
I really hope you’ll enjoy Zabbix.