Weekly Snap: Plugins for iSMS & HW Group, speeches for OSDC & CeBIT

Feb 22- 26 got us geared up for the OSDC and CeBIT, introduced ideas for HW Group monitoring hardware and Mult-Tech iSMS alerting.
Plunging into plugins, hardware man Martin recommended a convenient alternative to SNMP monitoring for environment sensors. A range of monitoring plugins for HW Group devices, developed in house are now available under GPL at www.monitoringexchange.org.
Meanwhile, Birger thanked Eric Pearce for his article “Using an SMS Server to Provide a Robust Alerting Service for Nagios” in Linux Journal. In his comprehensive guide on using Multi-Tech iSMS hardware (otherwise known as SMSFinder) for SMS alerting, Eric suggested the NETWAYS iSMS plugin for simultaneous interaction with multiple servers. But beforehand, he kindly contacted us first with a few suggestions for improvement, which we gladly obliged and must give credit for.
Moving onto events, Manuela got excited about the high calibre speakers, latest trends and juicy steaks awaiting us at the OSDC on 23-24 June. From Rainer Jung, Apache Software Foundation to Michael Schlenzka, Jaspersoft, and Jörg Möllenkamp, Sun Microsystems, the OSDC promises 2 jam-packed days. Perhaps the speakers or perhaps the BBQ she has planned outdoors, we are looking forward to the OSDC as much as the summer.
With the world’s largest IT expo round the corner, Manuela went on to tip off the first ever dedicated open source forum at CeBIT where Julian and Bernd will be appearing. So if you’re round check out “Monitoring large IT infrastructures with Nagios and Icinga” or “An open source data warehouse for IT management” to see the boys on stage, or swing by Hall 9, Stand B20 for a chat. Email info@netways.de to cash in on the handful of complimentary tickets still on hand!