Just a short post to recommend a great monitoring system if you haven’t heard of it yet: Zabbix.
Zabbix has been around to the public since around 2001, and since 2004 as a stable version. However I see very few posts about it, and it is far less popular than Nagios, even though it is more feature rich. I have been using it since 2004, for various projects, and it is great. It is very simple to install, it had since the beginning Windows and Unix agents so you don’t need to set up SNMP on your network, and scales very well. I even use it to measure and keep track of the performance of my own dev machine.
However the most important feature that I find besides monitoring servers, performance availability history, graphics and charts, is that you can extend it and import application data easily! (more…)