Principles Of Good Monitoring

Presented by Troy Lea
Tuesday 2:50 p.m.–3:05 p.m. in Great Hall CB01.05.009
Target audience: User


Deploying a monitoring system can be a daunting process. If you're starting out from scratch you'll come across options like active vs passive, performance metrics, log files, bandwidth and SNMP. You can easily get lost trying to make sense of it all. This talk will discuss why each method exists and what open source solutions are available for each method. Nagios Core and its open source modules will be referenced in the talk, however other open source agents used by Nagios will also be discussed. Log server monitoring will discuss the ELK stack. Netflow monitoring will discuss nfcap. The topics covered in this talk can be applied to any open source monitoring system.

Presented by

Troy Lea

Troy is a self-described jack of all trades, this skill is required when monitoring systems is your passion. He has been an Independent Contractor for Nagios Enterprises LLC since April 2014 and works remotely from Deniliquin NSW. Figuring out how to monitor things and then writing said documentation is something he takes great passion in. Being able to save someone else from re-inventing the wheel is very satisfying. When he's not working there is always a project of sorts on the go. Like restoring a 1967 International Harvester bus so he can go north during winter to work remotely-remotely. He also enjoys water skiing / wakeboarding, teaching kids to water ski / wakeboard, walking his dog and Call of Duty.