Shinken: IT system and application monitoring

Shinken can monitor all IT from systems to end user applications. In case of a failure, it can alert the operation engineers so they can repair it.

It has the same capabilities of Nagios, and even more with advanced built-in facilities such as load balanced and high availability monitoring.

Shinken comes with an easy to use discovery module, able to scan your entire network to help you run your monitoring solution in a few minutes. It can automatically discover:

  • Systems (Windows, Gnu/Linux)
  • Classic network applications (HTTP, FTP, DNS, etc)
  • Databases (MySQL, Oracle)
  • Network equipments (Cisco, Nortel).

You can define objects dependencies in Shinken like a server being connected to a switch, a web page being dependent of a database, or your virtual machine hosted on a VMware server. It allows Shinken to only alert you about the real problems and give the list of impacted elements:

  • Ability to define network host hierarchy, allowing detection of and distinction between hosts that are down and those that are unreachable
  • Contact notifications for service or host problems and resolution (via e-mail, pager, SMS, or any user-defined method through plugin system)
  • Contact notifications for service or host problems and resolution (via e-mail, pager, SMS, or any Ability to define event handlers to be run during service or host events for proactive problem resolution
  • Contact notifications for service or host problems and resolution (via e-mail, pager, SMS, or any Dynamically compute the “criticity” of the root problem to help you fix the most business impacting application first.



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