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Naglite2

I always wanted our ops room to be one of those awesome places with screens hanging from the ceilings, like in Goldeneye or something.

 

At first, everyone thought it was a bit of a gimmicky idea, but I set about getting some useful stuff to put on them, namely one screen for our key Cacti graphs, and one for simplified Nagios details. Now we can't live without them. They're driven by a single machine with two outputs, and split using a couple of cheap VGA splitters.

 

In this photo you can see the result of the Nagios interface, "Naglite2". I took someone's old cold "Naglite" and managed to break it into working with the new Nagios data formats. After a few modifications, I am left with this, a simple view of what is going on with our hosts/services, so as soon as anything happens we examine the problem in more detail. It certainly helps keep your systems/Nagios clean when you have nagging flashing (yes the CRITICAL flashes..) infront of your eyes.

 

So i got my dream, we have 4x 22" monitors hanging from the ceiling of our small office; two of each Naglite2, and another home written piece of software, CactiView.

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Taken on January 19, 2009