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    GroundWork Monitor - anyone tried it?

    I've been reading the Nagios threads on here and downloaded the PDF on how to install but after having looked at it twice now it just seems far too much aggro to sit and configure. Can't be doing with all those text config files and 4 line long scripts just to get a basic system up and running

    After a quick Google looking for something along the lines of how IPCop works (install + config of app from one CD) I came across this...

    GroundWork Monitor Community Edition :: GroundWork Open Source

    Seems to have Nagios, Cacti and some other bits on it. Currently dowloading the VMWare image to try out... anyone else gave it a go?

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    Good find - Were looking to setup something like this to!

    Will be good hear your feedback.

    Chris

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    Great find! However than VM Image size is appalling =( One the plus side its half-term and no ones around.

    Code:
    INTERNET INTERNET, YOU'RE ALL MINE!

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    Hehe yeah it's a bit on the large size, still I got a 10MB JANET connection near enough all to meself so no problems... think Sourceforge need faster web servers though :P

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    i concur - that image is bananas! But well worth the download it seems to me. Ill check it out and see how we go. Heres hoping.

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    Downloaded, now to install VMWare on the test network and give it a whirl

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    Downloaded, now to install VMWare on the test network and give it a whirl
    Showoff! I've still got a 4 hour wait =(

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    How did you guys get on with Groundwork in the end?

    I downloaded the vmware image and it looked pretty cool, I haven't read the manual yet and have only setup Windows hosts with a ping test and nothing else. Has anyone got any further than this?

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    Got it running, looks very pretty just need to read around it a bit and figure out how to actually get some useful results out - had so much on yesterday I only got the chance to glance at it so far...

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    left it downloading all afternoon, then went to work with it and ... cant decompress the file. File is broken.

    suck. to. be. you (aka me).

    lets try again!! Anyone have it working yet and can comment pros and cons?

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    Just had an email from the GroundWork mailer with the welcome links etc - need to install some WMI addons for Windows system monitoring so guess that's next on the list. Here's the text of the email...

    Manual Install Guide
    http://internap.dl.sourceforge.net/s...tall-guide.pdf

    WMI Plugins
    Download GroundWork Monitor 5.1 - Plugins & Libraries :: GroundWork Open Source

    Community Support Forums
    GroundWork Community Support • Index page

    Live Training Link
    Getting Started With GroundWork Monitor :: GroundWork Open Source

    GroundWork in an hour video
    GroundWork in An Hour :: GroundWork Open Source

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    Anyone else finding this overly complicated?

    I have my hosts setup with icmp checks, I installed the wmi plugins/client on a windows server but theres no real guide on the next stage.

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    If u find this bad take a look at manually installing Nagios, why does open source always = over complicated

    Exception to the rule is the eeePC, only time I've seen Linux working successfully on a consumer PC

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    Hi guys,

    I am not so sure about the difficulty of Nagios install. I am no way a linux warrior, but id say im a 6/10. Ofcourse i installed Nagios on Ubuntu with a step-by-step how to, and if i didnt have that i would have definatley been lost.

    Back on topic though - i have been using groundwork for the last 2 days now and i used the install how to for ubuntu here.

    SourceForge.net: Files

    So far so good, very easy to navigate, very nice to look at and very "complete" (i am yet to hit an error because of missing/moved file , that type of thing).
    Easy to setup hosts, or let it discover. It still needs some work though, it failed to pick up any of my 3com gear instead labelling them something else. I think that this might be something in NAgios to setup.

    Still more to play with though but id say well worth throwing it on a vm server get to get your hands dirty.

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    I've no paticular interest in using groundwork as I have a fully functional Nagios/Cacti install (if your having trouble with either of these bits of software please let me know and I'll try and help) however reading up on it I discovered one of it's components 'NeDi'. Which looks quite interesting and I will be trying it out.

    And for those of you baulking at the amount of configuration you have to do, tough. The software isn't psychic. You have to educate it how your network fits together. Just hold on to the fact that it is well worth it in the end.

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