Mixed IT-Electronics deployments and state names

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Mixed IT-Electronics deployments and state names

Postby termcap » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:38 am

Hi,

As more and more electronics devices are getting IP enabled, it is becoming possible to deploy Nagios(via SNMP monitoring) in mixed IT-Electronics environments as opposed to the old purely IT setups.

But this comes with a set of challenges. The WARNING-CRITICAL-UNKNOWN-OK states work well with purely IT setups and devices, but implementing Nagios on Electronics environments require more states, for instance MINOR-MAJOR-CRITICAL-UNKNOWN-OK would be the states that people who work with electronic devices are more familiar and comfortable with.

I understand that this is a big change as state names are part of the Nagios code logic, but I would urge that further releases of Nagios start making space for such a change or else Nagios and by extension open source will lose out on a large segment of the monitoring market.

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Re: Mixed IT-Electronics deployments and state names

Postby mcapra » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:19 am

These are good arguments. I would suggest raising an issue on the Github since that's a more appropriate place to discuss futures/architectural concerns moving forward with the software:
https://github.com/NagiosEnterprises/nagioscore
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Re: Mixed IT-Electronics deployments and state names

Postby termcap » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:13 am

mcapra wrote:These are good arguments. I would suggest raising an issue on the Github since that's a more appropriate place to discuss futures/architectural concerns moving forward with the software:
https://github.com/NagiosEnterprises/nagioscore



I've raised the issue on the github page for NagiosEnterprise as suggested by you here https://github.com/NagiosEnterprises/na ... issues/359

I do hope that if this is ever considered and implemented, Nagios Core users would be allowed to use these features as well. ;)
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Re: Mixed IT-Electronics deployments and state names

Postby tacolover101 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:43 pm

+1

if it can't make it into Core, would be cool to see in XI.
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Re: Mixed IT-Electronics deployments and state names

Postby termcap » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:00 am

tacolover101 wrote:+1

if it can't make it into Core, would be cool to see in XI.


erm.. I actually want it to be in Nagioscore!

Nagios should not simply dump its old Nagioscore community with which they have grown so far. :)
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Re: Mixed IT-Electronics deployments and state names

Postby mcapra » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:53 am

termcap wrote:Nagios should not simply dump its old Nagioscore community with which they have grown so far. :)


XI runs on Core, so we're quite keen on keeping Core maintained ;)

At any rate, this change would almost certainly come with Core before XI.

Since an issue has been filed on github, is it ok if we continue the discussion there and close this thread?
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Re: Mixed IT-Electronics deployments and state names

Postby termcap » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:18 am

mcapra wrote:
XI runs on Core, so we're quite keen on keeping Core maintained ;)


Thanks! :D
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Re: Mixed IT-Electronics deployments and state names

Postby tacolover101 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:56 am

termcap wrote:
tacolover101 wrote:+1

if it can't make it into Core, would be cool to see in XI.


erm.. I actually want it to be in Nagioscore!

Nagios should not simply dump its old Nagioscore community with which they have grown so far. :)


the only reason i mentioned xi is because it would be easier to write as a wrapper in xi, but the real way to do it would be at the core level.

looks like that man @jfrickson is on it. i heard he's a wizard.
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Re: Mixed IT-Electronics deployments and state names

Postby dwhitfield » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:04 am

Unless anyone objects I am going to close this as comments can go on github
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