“If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don't
understand the problems and you don't understan...
Customizing Nagios
Dorancé Martínez Cortés
dorancemc@gmail.com
@dorancemc
Agenda
• About me
• Good practices
• Monitoring tools
• Why nagios?
• Work with IT
• Nagios for >300 host >2500 serv...
About me
>10 Years: Linux, Windows, HPUX,
AIX, Mac.
Tecnoquímicas
Alert Logic
In free time: camping
And full-time: h...
Tecnoquímicas
Tecnoquímicas
• Health
• Personal care and household
cleaning
• Processed foods
• Agricultural and vet...
Best practices
• If you can't be measured,
you can't control it
• If you can't control,
you can't manage
• If you can...
Lowest incident
More information
bigger incident?
users
Feeling the incident
Best practices
• If you can't be measured,
you can't control it
• If you can't control,
you can't manage
• If you can...
Monitoring Tool
Monitoring Tool
• Views
• Alerts
• Prevention
• Compatibility
• Visibility network and infrastructure not
controlled...
Decision
CPU
MEM
DISK SPACE
DISK I/O
TCP/UDP
NIC
Decision
Decision
Decision
Decision
IT
Infrastructure and development
Infrastructure,
network and
communications
Development
Financials Sales Manufactur...
Responsabilities
• Application Administration
• Database Administration
• Script development
• User support (level2)
...
Incidents
• Slowness problems
• Failures in the database
• Users with little training
• Urgent projects
• Failures in...
Hardware
HP IBM DELL
HPUX
HP
Operative System
GNU/Linux
XEN
IBM
Microsoft
MS HyperV
GNU/Linux
ORACLEVM
DELL
Oracle
HPUX
HP
Oracle Apache MySQL +
GNU/Linux
XEN
IBM
DELL
Oracle Apache MySQL +
GNU/Linux
Oracle VM
Microsoft...
Oracle Apache MySQL +
GNU/Linux
Storage
Network
Oracle
HPUX
HP
Oracle Apache MySQL +
GNU/Linux
XEN
IBM
DELL
Or...
Hardware
Hardware
Software
Network & Storage
Oracle Apache MySQL +
Oracle Apache MySQL +
GNU/Linux
Storage
Network
Oracle
HPUX
HP
GNU/Linux ...
Strategy
Minimum Requirements
• Software
• Hardware
Make connections
• Physical
• Virtual
• Storage
• Network
Sol...
Software
Strategy
Minimum Requirements
• Software
• Hardware
Make connections
• Physical
• Virtual
• Storage
• Network
Sol...
Software
Software
Software
Strategy
Minimum Requirements
• Software
• Hardware
Make connections
• Physical
• Virtual
• Storage
• Network
Sol...
Software
Software
Running…
Software
Services groups
Services groups
Host groups
infrastructure
performance
Statistics
2013 2014
Statistics
1.005
1
0.995
0.99
0.985
0.98
0.975
0.97
0.965
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
ok status 2013
ok status 2014
Capacity planning
Capacity planning
Capacity planning
Software
0.01
Hosts
0.99
Done
Pending
0.89
0.11
Services
Done
Pending
Monitoring Tool
• Views
• Alerts
• Prevention
• Compatibility
• Visibility network and infrastructure not
controlled...
Conclusion
• There is no tool or universal solution
• Monitoring tools should point to the
prediction and prevention
•...
Conclusion
Conclusion
• Monitoring strategy
• Good teamwork
• Great tools
If you think technology can solve your
security proble...
Questions?
THANKS!
Dorancé Martínez Cortés
dorancemc@gmail.com
@dorancemc
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Nagios Conference 2014 - Dorance Martinez Cortes - Customizing Nagios

Dorance Martinez Cortes' presentation on customizing Nagios. The presentation was given during the Nagios World Conference North America held Oct 13th - Oct 16th, 2014 in Saint Paul, MN. For more information on the conference (including photos and videos), visit: http://go.nagios.com/conference.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Nagios Conference 2014 - Dorance Martinez Cortes - Customizing Nagios

  • 1. “If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don't understand the problems and you don't understand the technology” Bruce Schneier
  • 2. Customizing Nagios Dorancé Martínez Cortés dorancemc@gmail.com @dorancemc
  • 3. Agenda • About me • Good practices • Monitoring tools • Why nagios? • Work with IT • Nagios for >300 host >2500 services • Strategy • Capacity planning • Conclusion • Questions
  • 4. About me >10 Years: Linux, Windows, HPUX, AIX, Mac. Tecnoquímicas Alert Logic In free time: camping And full-time: husband and father
  • 5. Tecnoquímicas Tecnoquímicas • Health • Personal care and household cleaning • Processed foods • Agricultural and veterinary products
  • 6. Best practices • If you can't be measured, you can't control it • If you can't control, you can't manage • If you can't manage, you can't improve it
  • 7. Lowest incident
  • 8. More information
  • 9. bigger incident?
  • 10. users
  • 11. Feeling the incident
  • 12. Best practices • If you can't be measured, you can't control it • If you can't control, you can't manage • If you can't manage, you can't improve it
  • 13. Monitoring Tool
  • 14. Monitoring Tool • Views • Alerts • Prevention • Compatibility • Visibility network and infrastructure not controlled. • Flexibility • Reports • ROI
  • 15. Decision CPU MEM DISK SPACE DISK I/O TCP/UDP NIC
  • 16. Decision
  • 17. Decision
  • 18. Decision
  • 19. Decision
  • 20. IT Infrastructure and development Infrastructure, network and communications Development Financials Sales Manufacturing Services Help Desk IT
  • 21. Responsabilities • Application Administration • Database Administration • Script development • User support (level2) • Training • New projects • Contact with suppliers • Internet Support • Software updates • AntiVirus updates • Network speed • Backups • SLA compliance • Best practices • Infrastructure improvement
  • 22. Incidents • Slowness problems • Failures in the database • Users with little training • Urgent projects • Failures in Internet • Virus in the system • Recovery of Backups • Incidents • Breach of SLA
  • 23. Hardware HP IBM DELL
  • 24. HPUX HP Operative System GNU/Linux XEN IBM Microsoft MS HyperV GNU/Linux ORACLEVM DELL
  • 25. Oracle HPUX HP Oracle Apache MySQL + GNU/Linux XEN IBM DELL Oracle Apache MySQL + GNU/Linux Oracle VM Microsoft MS HyperV MSExchange MSSQL Active Directory + + Software
  • 26. Oracle Apache MySQL + GNU/Linux Storage Network Oracle HPUX HP Oracle Apache MySQL + GNU/Linux XEN IBM DELL Oracle VM Microsoft MS HyperV MSExchange MSSQL Active Directory + + Network & Storage
  • 27. Hardware
  • 28. Hardware
  • 29. Software
  • 30. Network & Storage Oracle Apache MySQL + Oracle Apache MySQL + GNU/Linux Storage Network Oracle HPUX HP GNU/Linux XEN IBM DELL Oracle VM Microsoft MS HyperV MSExch ange MSSQL Active Directo ry + +
  • 31. Strategy Minimum Requirements • Software • Hardware Make connections • Physical • Virtual • Storage • Network Solutions • Critical •Warning • Normal -> Statistics
  • 32. Software
  • 33. Strategy Minimum Requirements • Software • Hardware Make connections • Physical • Virtual • Storage • Network Solutions • Critical •Warning • Normal -> Statistics
  • 34. Software
  • 35. Software
  • 36. Software
  • 37. Strategy Minimum Requirements • Software • Hardware Make connections • Physical • Virtual • Storage • Network Solutions • Critical •Warning • Normal -> Statistics
  • 38. Software
  • 39. Software
  • 40. Running…
  • 41. Software
  • 42. Services groups
  • 43. Services groups
  • 44. Host groups
  • 45. infrastructure
  • 46. performance
  • 47. Statistics 2013 2014
  • 48. Statistics 1.005 1 0.995 0.99 0.985 0.98 0.975 0.97 0.965 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ok status 2013 ok status 2014
  • 49. Capacity planning
  • 50. Capacity planning
  • 51. Capacity planning
  • 52. Software 0.01 Hosts 0.99 Done Pending 0.89 0.11 Services Done Pending
  • 53. Monitoring Tool • Views • Alerts • Prevention • Compatibility • Visibility network and infrastructure not controlled. • Flexibility • Reports • ROI
  • 54. Conclusion • There is no tool or universal solution • Monitoring tools should point to the prediction and prevention • Monitoring tools are not used at 100%: unknowledge of the tool and methods of analysis • The company should have a monitoring strategy
  • 55. Conclusion
  • 56. Conclusion • Monitoring strategy • Good teamwork • Great tools If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don't understand the problems and you don't understand the technology. “Bruce Schneier”
  • 57. Questions?
  • 58. THANKS! Dorancé Martínez Cortés dorancemc@gmail.com @dorancemc

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