Production deployments of Eucalyptus, like production deployments of any infrastructure software running in a data center, require some amount of health and status monitoring be happening in order to both allow the Eucalyptus/data-center administrator the ability to stay on top of evolving resource situations and to provide invaluable diagnostic information when something is going sideways within the resource pool. Fortunately for all of us, there exists a wide variety of health/status monitoring system out there, and several of them are of extremely high quality, tried and tested, and are available as part of major Linux distributions as pre-packaged open-source solutions. One such system that I’m a personal fan of is called Nagios.
To quote from their website:
“Nagios is a powerful monitoring system that enables organizations to identify and resolve IT infrastructure problems before they affect critical business processes.”
Indeed it is! I first used Nagios is 2000/2001…
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