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Speakers And Presentations
Speakers and presentations are subject to change at any time.
Ethan Galstad: Founder @ Nagios
Ethan is the creator of Nagios from its earliest days in 1999 under the name "NetSaint". He currently serves as the President of Nagios Enterprises and is involved in product development, architectural design, world domination strategies, and various management duties that seem to take more time than they should. During his free time he enjoys reading and working on his homestead getaway.
New and Upcoming Nagios Solutions
Andrew Widdersheim: Systems Administrator at INetU Managed Hosting
Andrew has been a Systems Administrator at INetU Managed Hosting for the last three years and has worked solely on the Nagios implementation and environment there. As part of his work, he created a one step build process for a large scale HA Nagios deployment.
Nagios Is Down And Your Boss Wants To See You
During this session we will cover overall design issues encountered during implementation and lessons learned in production.
Dave Josephsen: Systems Administrator and Author
2002 Called; They Want Their RRDTool Shell Scripts Back
Stop Being Lazy And Write An Event Broker Module Already
Ludmil Miltchev: Tech @ Nagios
Ludmil is a member of the tech team at Nagios Enterprises. He likes Linux and Open Source, and enjoys testing software, and finding bugs.
Bulk Management Of Hosts And Services In Nagios XI
Yancy Ribbens: Tech @ Nagios
Yancy is a member of the Technical Support Team at Nagios Enterprises. He holds a degree in computer networking, will be finishing his 2nd degree this year in mathematics, and plans to purse further education in the area of Computer Science. While working his way through school, Yancy has nearly 5 years industry experience, providing technical support and contributing to development projects. Yancy is an avid cyclist and former cat3 racer, who enjoys long bike rides and running his favorite dog Chinook.
Automatic Deployment And Management Of Windows Agents
Advanced Windows Monitoring With WMI, Powershell and VBscript
Scott Wilkerson: Developer @ Nagios
Scott is the Technical Support Manager and Developer at Nagios Enterprises. He has a degree in Computer Programming as well as almost 20 years experience in the IT industry, 12 in senior management. Away from work he enjoys vacationing with his family, hunting & fishing.
Passive Monitoring Solutions For Remote Networks And Mobile Devices
Nicholas Scott: Developer @ Nagios
Nick Scott is a member of the tech team at Nagios Enterprises. He attends the University of Minnesota studying Electrical and Computer Engineering. In his free time he enjoys hacking in Python, taking things out of context and analytical number theory.
Advanced Data Analytics For Nagios
Netflow Monitoring and SNMP Trap Management With Nagios
Sam Lansing: Tech @ Nagios
Sam is a member of the tech team at Nagios Enterprises. He has been a geek since he could pick up a screwdriver and open a desktop case, and is currently attending Minneapolis Community and Technical College for a portion of his Software Development degree. Most of his time aside from work is spent with one part studying, one part gaming and one part hanging out with room mates and family.
Automating Windows Application Testing and Problem Resolution With Nagios
Mike Guthrie: Lead Developer @ Nagios
Mike Guthrie is the lead developer at Nagios enterprises and has developed new features and addons for Nagios Core, Nagios XI, and Nagios Fusion. Mike does the bulk his programming in PHP and particularly enjoys front-end web development and data visualizations. When he's not at work he enjoys spending time with his family, being outside, and working on his house.
Nagios XI 2012
Nagios Fusion 2012
Nathan Broderick: CEO/Founder @ AI Vector
Nathan is the founder and CEO of AI Vector LLC - a company which specializes in System administration and monitoring for companies both large and small. AI Vector has set up monitoring for several companies including Nu Skin International to monitor our systems locally and overseas.
Bringing Nagios XI Into Your Business
Eric Loyd: CEO @ Bitnetix Incorporated
Eric Loyd is the founder and CEO of Bitnetix Incorporated - an IT consulting and systems integration company dedicated to providing highly customizable VOIP telephone systems and expert advice in all areas of technology, IT, and computers to not-for-profit organizations and small businesses. Mr. Loyd has 25 years of IT experience and 10 years in senior management, and the Nagios platform he designed for monitoring the kodak.com server farm in 2004 is still in use today. He is also a musician, photographer, amateur astronomer, and aspiring serial entrepreneur.
Nagios Implementation Case: Eastman Kodak
The talk will focus on techniques regarding notification, escalation, and automatic event handler processing that enabled Nagios to solve most of the routine problems that would occur prior to notifying operations staff. This allowed us to dramatically decrease pages at all hours (but especially in the middle of the night) and let our staff be more restful and more productive as a result.
Andreas Ericsson: System Designer @ op5
Andreas is one of the Nagios Core developer. He started fiddling with Nagios back in 2003. In this words: "In 2009 I was granted the highest honor available in this community when I became one of the core developers in 2009. Sort of like being knighted in the days of yore ;) In my spare time I like to work out, play beachvolleyball, kick back with some playstation gaming or read fantasy books. All of it can, and often is, combined with hanging out with my friends or my girlfriend. I work as a system designer and programmer. If I could choose profession though, I'd be a gardener in the summertime, a stunt helicopter pilot when there's need for that and a programmer during the long, cold swedish winters."
Nagios Core Worker Processes
Redundant and Load-Balanced Monitoring With Merlin
John Murphy: Server Engineer @ Kmart Australia
John has worked at Kmart Australia for the last three years as a Server engineer and is responsible for the deployment and maintenance of the company Nagios installation. John is also a current Nagios community MVP and all-around IT enthusiast.
Rational Configuration Design To Prevent Irrational Problem Solving
Troy Lea: Senior VAULT Infrastructure Engineer @ Strategic Group
Troy Lea is a self-described jack of all trades. His background is in Microsoft products starting in 1995 with DOS and Windows 3.11. From Troy: I have worked for various IT consulting companies supporting small businesses who needed IT support and have also spent some time working for a dedicated IT department in the engineering sector. In 2006 I implemented a hosted environment using VMware ESX and Windows 2003 / Exchange 2003 based on the "Microsoft Hosted Messaging And Collaboration" solution. These days everyone calls this cloud computing. This is the environment I continue to maintain and upgrade. In 2009 when looking at monitoring products for our hosted environment we came across Nagios XI. This is where I saw how flexible the product was and I started created Wizards for Nagios XI. Since then I have also created documentation, plugins and components for Nagios XI. To an administrator that is new to Nagios XI it can get a bit confusing trying to learn how to configure Nagios. You might download a plugin from the Nagios Exchange, but what is the next step? When I work out how to monitor xyz device in my environment I then am able to turn around and write a Nagios XI wizard for that xyz device. When someone downloads this wizard from the Nagios Exchange all they need to do is step through the wizard and after a few mouse clicks they are monitoring the same xyz device in their environment. This is where my passion lies in creating configuration wizards, making things easier for other administrators out there! I also enjoy a good game of darts, music festivals and social dynamics.
Custom Wizards, Components and Dashlets in Nagios XI
Daniel Wittenberg: System Architect @ Insurance Giant
Dan has been a Unix/Linux admin for over 15 years and a Netsaint / Nagios user for almost 10 of those. Having worked as a consultant in many industries has given him a broad range of monitoring expertise. He has written many custom plugins and event brokers and also contributed patches and updates to many others. He is also an avid open source promoter and uses it whenever possible.
Scaling Nagios Core at Fortune 50 Company
Nathan Vonnahme: Sr. Software Engineer @ Banner Health
Nathan has been using Nagios since 2006 to monitor highly available IT systems at a hospital in Alaska. He likes hooking heterogeneous systems together to make them greater than the sum of their parts.
Monitoring The User Experience For Availability and Performance
Writing Custom Nagios Plugins
Todd Groten: Sr. Network Operations Engineer @ Activision Blizzard
Operations Engineer by day, gamer by night. Todd Groten has been active in the I/T industry for over 28 years, with 15 of those in the specialty of system/application monitoring. He was a faithful NetSaint user for a period of time, when he stepped away from the Linux world to become engrossed in the Windows Server monitoring universe, eventually specializing in Systems Center Operations Manager, from its humble NetIQ beginnings, while working at Dell in Round Rock, TX, through all its various iterations to date, working for Microsoft in Redmond, WA. Todd was then asked to jump back into the Linux world and relocated from Redmond back to sunny Southern California to join Activision's Call of Duty:Elite operations team, as the lead Service Reliability Engineer, where he created the Elite Service monitoring infrastructure from the ground up, using Nagios XI. When not writing plugins, administrating Nagios, leading the NOC team or architecting the next piece of CoD:Elite infrastructure, Todd likes to Play Modern Warfare 3, Geocache, practice studio photography and sometimes even go gold prospecting.
Case Study: Monitoring Call of Duty: Elite ...or How To Dynamically Scale Monitoring in the Cloud
Robert Bolton: Systems Administrator @ University of Utah
For the past eight years Robert V. Bolton has worked as a system administrator, focusing on IT infrastructure monitoring and automation. He specialize in the following Open Source tools: Nagios, Cacti, and Cobbler. Currently he works for the Center for High Performance Computing at the University of Utah as a Linux and network administrator. Robert is also pursuing his bachelors degree in computer engineering form the University of Utah.
Custom SNMP OID Creation for System Monitoring
John Sellens: System Administrator @ SYONEX
John Sellens has been a system administrator for over 25 years, and has been teaching tutorials on Nagios and monitoring since 2001. He has implemented Nagios in many different environments over the years, and has created or "improved" more plugins and related tools than he can remember.
Nagios and Another Layer of Indirection
Workshop: "Non-Obvious" Nagios (2 Hours)
Marcel Hecko: Solutions Specialist @ blava.net
Finished masters degree at the Robert Gordon University in Scotland in industrial and product design. Have been an early adopter of wifi networks in Slovakia and founding member of one of the first community driven wifi networks in the world. Life hacker, visionary and community oriented person developing wifi networks for deprived areas in Scotland, UK and Bratislava, Slovakia. Have been given an Open Source Excellence Award from the University of Edinburgh for use of open source technologies in government environment and being an active member of the open source community. Early member of Slovakias first Hackerspace - Progressbar. Currently freelance consultant for open source and especially open source monitoring solutions for banking sector in central europe including Slovakia, Ukraine and Poland. Developer of NagMap - popular extension for Nagios for network visualization.
Importance of Visual Representation of Monitoring Data
Jason Cook: Systems Engineer @ Verisign
I have worked as a technologist and various system administration type roles for over 15 years with a focus on web technologies, systems automation, and systems management. My history with Nagios goes back to Netsaint, and my current responsibilities include the design and support of Verisign's Nagios infrastructure.
Nagios and Mod Gearman In A Large-Scale Environment
Nicolas Brousse: Lead Operations Engineer @ TubeMogul
Nicolas is a Lead Operations Engineer at Tubemogul. He worked for the past 12 years in many industry leading french start-up. From web hosting to online video services like Multimania, Lycos, Kewego. Nicolas gained experienced working with heavy traffic and large user databases. By joining Tubemogul - a Brand-Focused Video Marketing Company - he helped growing the infrastructure from 20 servers to over 700 servers and handle over 10 billions HTTP requests per day.
Optimizing your Monitoring and Trending tools for the Cloud
Luis Contreras: Nagios Community Leader - Dominican Republic
Luis Contreras works as SAP Basis Netweaver Administrator. He is involved in several Opensource Organizations like: Nagios Community Leader for Dominican Republic, Latinux from Venezuela as Linux Certification Coordinator, CISL (Congreso Internacional de Software Libre) from Argentina as Ambassador for Dominican Republic for this congress. He has worked as System Administrator for important company as IKEA at Dominican Republic. Since 2005 he has given conferences about Linux, Nagios and Security over Linux in some universities in his country. He's also working on founding his own company for offering Linux & Nagios support.
Success Cases: Nagios Implementations in the Dominican Republic
Dave Williams: Technical Architect @ Bull Information Systems Ltd
I have worked in the IT industry for over 35 years, mostly as a Software Engineer or Sysadmin on systems from IBM Mainframes to Apple II. Currently designing and implementing technology solutions involving networking / storage / computing resources for numerous clients across Europe.
Experiences with Embeding Nagios on RaspberryPi
Bryan McLellan: Technical Program Manger, Open Source @ Opscode
As one of the original Chef developers, I now manage open source projects for Opscode. I have over a decade of experience in IT and Web Operations, and managed Nagios installations for many of those years.
Configuring Nagios With Chef
Sheeri Cabral: Database Administrator @ Mozilla
Sheeri K. Cabral has a master's degree in computer science specializing in databases from Brandeis University and a background in systems administration. Unstoppable as a volunteer and activist since age 14, Cabral founded and organizes the Boston, Massachusetts, USA, MySQL User Group and is the creator and co-host of OurSQLCast: The MySQL Database Community Podcast, available on iTunes. She was the first MySQL Oracle ACE Director, and is the founder (and current treasurer) of Technocation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization providing resources and educational grants for IT professionals. She wrote the MySQL Administrator's Bible and has been a technical editor for high-profile O'Reilly books such as High Performance MySQL 2nd Edition and CJ Date's SQL and Relational Theory.
Alerting on MySQL with Nagios
Alex Solomon: Co-Founder and CEO @ PagerDuty
Alex Solomon is the co-founder and CEO of PagerDuty, the leading SaaS incident management solution which allows IT organizations to add on-call team scheduling and phone/sms/email alerts to most monitoring systems, including Nagios.
Managing Your Heroes: The People Aspect of Monitoring
In this session, Alex Solomon, co-founder and CEO of PagerDuty, will examine:
Mike Weber: Lead Trainer @ SpiderTools.com
Mike is the lead trainer at CyberMontana Inc. - the company behind SpiderTools.com. The company was established 13 years ago with the goal of providing Linux training for a reasonable cost. The company trains up to 200 people a week using virtual classrooms and live on site training including Nagios Basic and Advanced classes.
Object Inheritance: The Foundation of Nagios Management
Monitoring Linux with NRPE
High Availability For Nagios XI
10 Quick Steps To Disaster With Nagios
Anders Håål: Founder and Sr Consultant @ Ingby
Anders Håål is an IT professional with focus on project management and software development in the area of IT and business operations. He is one of the founders to the consultancy company Ingengörsbyn AB, a company with focus on business and software development. Anders are involved in two open source projects, bischeck (www.bischeck.org) and socbox (gforge.ingby.com), both projects related to surveillance and monitoring with Nagios. Anders holds a degree in MsEE from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. In his spare time he likes biking, snowboarding, telemark skiing and golf together with family and friends.
Why Dynamic and Adaptive Thresholds Matter
In the presentation we will show how this has been achieved using the Bischeck open source framework, www.bischeck.org, integrated with Nagios.
Fernando Honig: System Administrator @ Intel
Fernando is a young enthusiastic person in the monitoring side. He has 10 years of Linux System Administration and MySQL DBA experience and has worked for EDS and IBM during last 5 years.
Nagios Distributed Monitoring for Web Applications using WebInject
Kishore Jalleda: Director Of Operations @ IMVU
8+ years experience running large scale 24x7 Web Operations using nagios for monitoring and alerting. Current working as "Director of Operations" for IMVU ( http://www.imvu.com/about/ ). Really enjoy playing sports like tennis, cricket, ping pong and Volleyball. Love fast cars :).
Nagios in the Agile/Devops/Continuous Deployment World
This presentation is aimed at exposing how IMVU uses Nagios as its core monitoring and alerting solution for running and enabling our $50M+ online business. We monitor everything from system level metrics like CPU to application metrics like how fast a counter is expected to increment for a new feature that was rolled out to 1% of customers to business level metrics like revenue, registrations, logins / sec and much much more.
It tries to project how at IMVU we try to limit Nagios to doing what it does best and decoupling the rest for scalability and agility reasons. It also tries to show how we have been successful in getting other teams ( like engineering, devops, marketing, data, customer service, product, etc to use/adopt/embrace it in some way shape or form to make them more self sufficient and agile.
Alexis Le-Quoc: Co-Founder @ Datadog
I'm the cofounder of Datadog (http://www.datadoghq.com), a monitoring SaaS that aggregates alerts, and more generally IT events and metrics from on-premise apps as well as cloud services. Nagios is one of our most successful integrations and we analyze and detect patterns in our customers' alerts to help them improve their service quality.
A Deep Dive into Nagios Analytics
This will be a data-driven session that should be of interest to all Nagios practitioners of all levels of expertise, who might want to gauge their own experience against what we have observed.
Paloma Galan: Nagios Community Leader - Spain
Paloma Giraudo Galan has a wide knowledge of testing and monitoring System IT with Open-Source solutions. She has worked as a project Manager in Madrid for the last 6 years and has experience in pre-sales of monitoring and testing applications. She is finishing the last details of her first start-up application (www.sinbarreras_1870.com) that will allow people with disabilities to explain those places they can go (cinemas, restaurants, etc).
Case Study: Nagios Deployment In Spain
Jared Bird: Network Security Administrator @ Healthcare Organization
Jared Bird currently works during the day maintaining a respectable level of security at a large local healthcare organization in the Minneapolis/St Paul area. He has a passion for everything security related and in his spare time he enjoys breaking things, bending the rules, and developing a plot for world domination.
Nagios: Providing Value Throughout The Organization
BoF (Birds of a Feather) sessions are informal, ad-hoc sessions where attendees discuss issues that are of interest to them.
NOTE: There will be a signup sheet for BoF sessions at the conference. Feel free to add your own session to the signup sheet and host a BoF session with other attendees to discuss ideas and issues you're interested in.
BoF Session: Nagios Certification Q&A
We'll discuss questions relating to Nagios Certification - including the certification tests, requirements, and any other issues you'd like to bring up.
BoF Session: Nagios Partner Programs Q&A
Interested in becoming a Nagios partner? Are you an existing partner that has questions or ideas about our program? Join us at this BoF, where we'll discuss items relating to our Nagios partner programs - including our reseller program.