2014 Speakers

Speakers List

The speaker list for the 2014 conference is still being finalized. Speakers and presentations are subject to change at any time…


Ethan Galstad
Founder, President, and CTO @ Nagios Enterprises
Keynote
Knowledge Level: Any
Solutions Covered: All
New developments and future directions for Nagios.
Scott Wilkerson
Product Development Manager @ Nagios Enterprises
Scott is the Product Development Manager 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.
An Introduction to Nagios Network Analyzer
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: Nagios Network Analyzer
This presentation will provide an introduction to the capabilities, features, and benefits of Nagios Network Analyzer. Attending this session is recommended for organizations looking to deploy a network traffic or bandwidth monitoring solution.
Log Monitoring and Log Management With Nagios
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: All
This presentation will cover log monitoring, management and analysis with Nagios. This talk will go well beyond the chained greps most Systems Administrators and DevOps professionals are used to. We will not only cover the ability to monitor the massive amount of machine data that our organizations produce, but dive deep into the ability to do correlative analysis across ALL of the log data organization wide, and get the results in a fraction of the time you are familiar with.
Jeff Mendoza
Software Engineer @ Microsoft
Jeff is a software engineer at Microsoft Open Technologies, and the creator of the Nagios plugins for monitoring Microsoft Azure. He is a long time FOSS enthusiast and spends his days contributing to open source projects to make the open source on Azure experience awesome.
Monitoring Microsoft Azure with Nagios
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: All
Through practical examples and demos, learn about the plugins available for monitoring Azure properties, covering plugin installation, configuration, available metrics, and usage. Azure is Microsoft’s public cloud platform. It enables customers to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. Customers can build applications using any language, tool, or framework they like on a wide variety of Windows or Linux OS distributions.
Troy Lea
IT Consultant/Developer @ Nagios Enterprises
Troy is a self-described jack of all trades. He has been an Independent Contractor for Nagios Enterprises, LLC since April 2014 and currently works remotely from Australia. Troy has recently come to the conclusion that Perl is his favourite language to code in, and he enjoys water skiing and wakeboarding, Nagios development, and staying fit.
Monitoring Vmware Virtualization Using vMA
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios XI
Anyone who has tried to monitor VMware virtualization using the existing Nagios plugins available will have experienced one thing ... your Nagios host becomes unresponsive as you monitor more and more objects. This has to do with the VMware SDK, it's CPU and memory hungry. The box293_check_vmware plugin is a new plugin that has been written from the ground up to overcome this issue. This plugin is NOT designed to be run on your Nagios host, instead it is offloaded to the VMware vSphere Management Assistant (vMA). This presentation will demonstrate the capabilities of the plugin along with how to get it up and running.
JavaScript and jQuery - Nagios XI Tips, Tricks and How-To
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios XI
When developing in Nagios XI, sooner or later you'll need to use JavaScript and jQuery to get the result you need. When using code examples found on the Internet, they don't always seem to work as described when you are trying to implement them in Nagios XI. This presentation will identify the key things you need to know with step by step examples, so you can spend less time pulling your hair out!
James Clark
Global Manager - Monitoring @ IT Convergence
James Clark has been in the IT industry for 22+ years and has been using Nagios for the past 10. He has used XI for a number of years, and quickly implemented it at his last job when he was hired as the Systems Monitoring Administrator at a large apparel company. James currently works at IT Convergence as the Global Manager of Monitoring.
Nagios XI: Cool Tips And Tricks
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios XI
Brief demonstration of all the cool tips and tricks I have learned over the years, including my new on-call handling(different from last year) and the other scripts I have released on the exchange, in addition to some of the tips/tricks I have listed on my personal site at http://www.bandits-home-on-the-web.com/wp/?page_id=106. For example, monitoring by SSH using a local script on the Nagios server instead of the remote machine.
Mike Merideth
Senior Director of IT @ VictorOps
Mike Merideth, Senior Director of IT at VictorOps in Boulder Colorado, has had a lifelong passion for technology and tinkering. He has been leading IT teams at technology start-ups in the Colorado Front Range area since the mid-90’s. A long-time veteran of 24/7 platform support, Mike has been deploying and relying on Nagios since it was called “NetSaint”.
The Art & Zen of Managing Nagios with Puppet: Best Practices, Use Cases, and Advanced Capabilities
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
The trend towards DevOps has brought new levels of agility and responsiveness to all sorts of IT organizations, from small startups to large enterprises. But with the constant production changes that Agile methodology brings, how can you make sure Nagios is monitoring everything it needs to, and nothing it doesn’t? Puppet is a popular tool system management tool for realizing the DevOps dream of “infrastructure as code”. Not surprisingly, Puppet has advanced features for maintaining your Nagios configuration. After a brief introduction to Puppet and its capabilities, we will dive in to Puppet’s use of Naginator to generate dynamic Nagios configs through several Nagios-specific resource types. Concrete examples will be given of an approach that guarantees that hosts and services that get managed by Puppet will automatically be monitored by Nagios. The talk will also cover the use of Nagios to monitor Puppet and ensure that all of your systems are being properly managed
David Josephsen
Engineer/Evangelist @ Librato
Dave Josephsen is the Engineer/Evangelist at Librato and author of the book, Nagios: Building Enterprise-Grade Monitoring Infrastructures for Systems and Networks. At Librato he hacks on tools and documentation, blogs about statistics, systems monitoring, alerting, metrics collection and visualization, and generally does anything and everything he can think of to help engineers close the feedback loop in their systems.
Graphing Nagios
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
This talk will introduce several strategies for exporting, storing, and visualizing time series data from Nagios Core. The first half of the talk will examine four different Nagios-Compatible storage and visualization back-ends (RRDTool, Ganglia, Graphite, and Librato), then discuss the design, architectural limitations, and assumptions made by each. The second half of the talk will cover specific middle-ware options and I/O strategies to get Nagios wired up to each time-series back-end.
Alert On What You Draw
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
In this presentation we consider the promotion of performance metrics to first-class citizens in the monitoring world. We will reverse the traditional notion of Nagios feeding a metrics visualization platform, and instead live-demo some tools and techniques to feed passive-alerts from a visualization system to Nagios. We will also talk about why you would want to do this, and cover SLA-sensitive metrics that are difficult to alert on, like site-wide 95th percentile latency, using traditional techniques.
Jack Chu
Product Engineer @ Nexusguard
Jack Chu is a product engineer of Nexusguard. He focuses on the creative uses of Nagios to explore the potential of this awesome tool. In his spare time, he likes studying big data related technology, listening classical music, and reading inspirational quotes.
How to Think With Nagios to Solve Monitoring Problems
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
Welcome to the wonderful journey of monitoring problem solving! The different aspects of the essence of monitoring will be presented to you. You can learn the trick to make a plugin pass through the firewall without programming skill, the real examples of advanced use of NSClient++ to expand the Windows monitoring, and how to monitor the usage of Windows Cluster Shared Disk. At the end of presentation, not only these practical skills but also the new thinking process will be your property to solve future monitoring problems. You'll be able to exploit Nagios much more than others!
Pall Sigurdsson
System Administrator @ Google
Pall is a long term monitoring guru and a developer of number of Open Source Nagios addons like Adagios, Pynag, and okconfig.
Adagios - World's Best Web Configuration System for Nagios?
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
Adagios is an open source web configuration system for Nagios claims world's best compatibility with the Nagios configuration file format. It is also the only major web configuration system out there that edits config files in-place without a database backend. This topic will be in the form of a live demo of Adagios, and will show features such as: alternative status interface to Nagios Core CGIs, deploying and configuring nrpe/nsclient agents automatically, network scans, business intelligence modules, and native integration with Nagios performance data and pnp4nagios graphs.
Leland Lammert
Chief Scientist @ Omnitec Corporation
Dr. Lammert is a Technologist specializing in Open Source Software, and serves as Chief Scientist at Omnitec Corporation. One of Omnitec's specialties is creating Nagios systems in a multi-platform environment (Windows, Linux, Mac), and extending the Nagios monitoring environment to remote server rooms across the country.
Distributed/Heirarchical Nagios
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
The presence of low cost hardware (Raspberry Pi) has made it incredibly efficient to link many remote IT environments to a central Nagios server. This presentation will describe building a remote monitoring Node (Raspberry Pi) with Nagios Core Server and Temperature and Video monitoring of the Server Room environment.
Dave Williams
IT Consultant @ Bull Information Systems
Dave has worked for a number of computer manufacturers and software houses for over 30 years. He designs and delivers IT solutions and integrates networks with storage and server architectures. Dave has been using Nagios since his first port of NetSaint to AIX. He uses EMC, NetApp, Cisco, Juniper, PowerPC, Intel, and High Performance Computing in his everyday job. Dave has recently begun to evangelize about the Raspberry Pi micro PC system.
Multi-Tenant Nagios Monitoring
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
This presentation details an implementation of Nagios Core that is used to monitor more than 5 individual customers using remote appliances sending via secure links to a central location. The central hub uses Thruk & Livestatus in a cluster with PABX, SMS, and email alerting. Integration with OTRS & a knowledge-base will also be discussed. The use of Service Catalogues & Operational Service Manuals will be discussed in relation to configuration control.
Shamas Demoret
Sales Tech @ Nagios Enterprises
Shamas is a Sales Tech at Nagios Enterprises. His love of technology began at an early age, inspired by science fiction and cyberpunk books. In his free time he likes to read, draw, play PVP online games and strategy boardgames, and hone various skills.
An Overview of Nagios Solutions and the Value They Provide
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: All
This presentation will provide a high-level introduction to the various Nagios solutions that are available - including Nagios Core, Nagios XI, Nagios Fusion, Nagios Network Analyzer, and Nagios Incident Manager. The talk will cover what each solution does, what benefits it provides, and how it is typically used. A great introduction to the Nagios software suite for individuals looking to learn more about what Nagios can do.
Nagios XI Introduction: Getting Started With Nagios XI
Knowledge Level: Any
Solutions Covered: Nagios XI
This presentation will provide an introduction to the capabilities, features, and benefits of Nagios XI. The presentation will also cover differences between Nagios Core and Nagios XI, as well as how Nagios Core users can upgrade to Nagios XI easily.
Sam Lansing
Support Tech @ Nagios Enterprises
Sam has worked for Nagios Enterprises for the past 2 years as a tech representative. His duties include tech support via Phone/Ticketing/Forums, running the weekly webinar about Nagios XI, and custom demos and quickstarts for prospective clients. When he's not doing the above activities he is usually writing documentation for new features, testing bug fixes and features, and developing bug fixes and feature sets for Nagios products. When he's not at work, Sam enjoys PC gaming, working on his home theater, and playing Pathfinder campaigns with friends and co-workers! Sam is a huge high fantasy and Cyber Punk fan and that often influences his hobbies.
Advanced Features Of Nagios XI
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios XI
This presentation will provide an in-depth look into the advanced features of Nagios XI, including auto-discovery, bulk management tools, and advanced reporting.
Utilizing Data Visualizations in Systems Management
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Network Analyzer
This presentation will cover how to use data visualizations to help manage your monitoring systems, how to integrate visualizations with custom dashboards, what's new and what's coming for visualizations, and what visualization techniques are used for other products such as Nagios Network Analyzer.
Dorance Cortes
Server Engineer @ Tecnoquimicas
Dorance currently supports the infrastructure at a large pharmaceutical company in Colombia. He has experience with Linux, HPUX, Windows, firewalls, routers, switches, and other core systems. In the past 8 years, Dorance has deployed Nagios to many large organizations in Colombia including: Cable Vision, Fortox Security, and Tecnoquimicas. His current infrastructure consists of a highly-customized Nagios installation that monitors thousands of critical services. Dorance plans to implement Nagios XI in the future, and is currently working to migrate from Nagios Core to XI.
Customizing Nagios
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios XI
The biggest challenge in monitoring is often that the tools available on the market are either too expensive or do not have the capabilities you need, or expect. Tecnoquimicas has a farm of servers running various software and hardware configurations, in different geographical areas, and with different services that are relevant for each specific location. We were able to migrate from tools such as HP OpenView and Microsoft System Center that covered only part of what it wanted to monitor, to Nagios which provided the scope and capabilities we needed. This presentation will cover how we met this enormous challenge at a low cost and with complex requirements, creating a custom monitoring environment tailored to each service and application, while providing monitoring consoles to different areas of the company. We will share our experience, and tips as we explain how we solved these challenges.
Development Team
Developers @ Nagios Enterprises
Developer Meet-up (Hour 1 of 2)
Knowledge Level: Any
Solutions Covered: All
Meet the Nagios dev team! This is your chance to chew the fat with the folks that wield code like's its going out of style, ask for feature requests, etc.
Developer Meet-up (Hour 2 of 2)
Knowledge Level: Any
Solutions Covered: All
Meet the Nagios dev team! This is your chance to chew the fat with the folks that wield code like's its going out of style, ask for feature requests, etc.
Spenser Reinhardt
Plugin Developer/Support Tech @ Nagios Enterprises
Spenser is a member of the Technical Support Team at Nagios Enterprises and one of the maintainers and developers for the Nagios Plugins project. His past experience in both large and small organizations allowed him to gain a wide variety of technical knowledge and understanding. He volunteers his time to do technical presentations and classes with local security groups, such as Def Con and OWASP. In his free time he enjoys sci-fi books and movies, cycling, pc gaming, and mild-mannered hackery.
Detecting Security Issues and Breaches With the Nagios Ecosystem
Knowledge Level: Advanced
Solutions Covered: Nagios Network Analyzer
This talk will cover how to integrate various Nagios solutions with each other as well as third party security applications to identify security issues for workstations and servers (mostly windows). We will cover the following in this presentation: -How to use SNMP traps (NSTI\XI), based on event logs, and anti-virus products to send notifications and automate identification of malicious activity. -How to kick off event handlers to both clean/check the infected system, and integrate with Nagios Network Analyzer to get a report of network traffic related to the system. -Integrating Snort/Suricatta with Nagios XI and Nagios Network Analyzer to identify abnormal traffic and generate relational reporting from Network Analyzer for port/(in/ex)ternal IPs. Other aspects of the talk will include configuring SNMP traps from firewall rule violations, generating usable data regarding potentially effected agents, and integrating automated detailed scanning and cleaning of infected machines upon actionable alerts.
Rob Hassing
IT Consultant @ Deltics
Rob Hassing is 42 years old and currently lives in the Netherlands. Rob is a 15 year veteran of Linux/OSS, is a Red Hat Certified Engineer, and is currently using Linux in a professional setting. Rob started using Nagios back in 2005, and his current implementation includes 25 Nagios servers. Rob also, has developed a number of appliances and Open Source tools. In his free time, he likes to take his Citroen 2CV to car shows and drive it around town.
How To Maintain Over 20 Monitoring Appliances
Knowledge Level: Advanced
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
In my presentation I will give the answer to issues we've faced in managing multiple Nagios server deployments. We have about 25 engineers using the Nagios servers located at our customers premises and he servers are not allowed to connect back to our office, so there is no central user database. The presentation will cover how to install, maintain and develop in an environment with over 20 Nagios servers, what our environment looks like, and the advantages and disadvantages of our implementation.
Simon Finch
Monitoring & Event Manager @ Westpac Banking Corporation
Nagios evangelist and the NOC Monitoring Manager for The Westpac Group in Australia, Simon has 30 years in IT, 16 of which have been spent specializing as an SME in monitoring and event management. He started using Nagios 10 years ago to fill the gaps in a big vendor brand monitoring framework solution. Two years after the initial Nagios instance was deployed and seeing the benefits first hand, he went out on a limb and personally made the decision to deploy Nagios monitoring throughout the enterprise.
Monitoring Maturity – A 16 Year Journey and the Lessons Learned
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
We have a very large distributed Nagios deployment that monitors everything from mission critical business services, applications, physical / virtual infrastructure, Mainframe alerts, branch servers and everything in between. Highly visible, traffic-light-style, Nagios/NagVis dashboards are prominently displayed in our Global NOC to provide high level availability status info for major services, applications, and systems. Many operations and application support teams depend on Nagios & the detailed NagVis dashboards. Nagios provides alerts via SMS, email and is integrated into the Remedy service desk to provide auto-ticketing where appropriate. Our monitoring environment was originally provided by one of the Big Four vendor proprietary tools, but was replaced with Nagios 8 years ago. In 6 months of monitoring with Nagios, we had achieved deeper and more comprehensive monitoring coverage than during the previous 8 years of Big Four monitoring. This presentation will include many actual screenshots and specific details of how we managed to overcome some of the challenges in our environment, specifically the Remedy Service Desk integration, and monitoring Mainframe applications.
Jim Prins
Senior Manager @ Harman International
Web Technologies DevOps Ninja, Jim currently manages Harman's global portfolio of web sites along with a global team of architects, developers, designers, and QA experts. He has lived on two continents and worked on four! Jim enjoys meeting new people, learning new ideas, and building new things! He discovered Nagios 5 years ago and never looked back!
Passive Monitoring With Nagios
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: All
Whereas active monitoring receives all the attention, passive monitoring is the be-all, end-all to truly managing by exception. This session will present three scenarios for passive monitoring including: monitoring that scripts run on time, making sure your team has submitted their status reports on time, and some fun micro-management ideas.
Andrzej Augustynowicz
Application Maintenance Expert @ AliorBank S.A.
Andrzej has worked as a system administrator for 10 years now. His first encounter with Nagios occurred in 2006; since then he's managed to develop a deep comprehension of the system. For the last 5 years, Andrzej has been implementing Nagios (writing plugins, fixing performance issues, etc.) in a fast developing financial company. One of his performance fixes is ndoutils-async, which solved many of the problems his organization faced. Andrzej has a passion for the Open Source community and programming and has been a PLD-Linux developer for 4 years.
Nagios With the Decision Engine – Implementing Passive Checks
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
Nagios plugins and active checks are great, but there are limits. In big installations with only a few Nagios servers available, performance has to be taken into consideration. In our organization, having experienced problems with over 2k checks per minute, we decided to switch to passive checks. As for the alerts, we decided not to maintain thresholds on each and every server and instead modify the Nagios Core code. We developed a new way of creating Nagios alerts. The idea was simple - send only metrics from all servers and set up thresholds on the Nagios side. We presented a pseudo agent with a bunch of plugins to gather data on the servers and transfer it to the Nagios servers. Now, monitoring over 10k services per min on a Nagios server isn't an issue. Our installation counts over 39k services on windows/linux servers with less than 10 Nagios 3.X servers on the board, and is still on the increase.
Trevor McDonald
Support Tech @ Nagios Enterprises
Trevor McDonald is a support technician at Nagios. His interests include computer security, electronics, cooking, and sci-fi. Trevor holds an AAS in Computer Forensics.
Monitoring The Physical World With Nagios and Arduino
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
There are many things in the physical world you might want to monitor: room temperature, opened doors, motion, etc. While some solutions exist, they are generally either standalone closed-source systems, or they are limited in scope and extensibility. Arduino systems allow you to build your own solution that is customized your needs while maintaining complete control over the hardware and software, all at a fraction of the cost of other solutions. In this talk I will show a few examples of physical environment monitoring, reported passively to Nagios.
Fernando Covatti
Electrical Engineer @ CEEE-GT
Fernando Covatti has received a Master Degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in 2014. He has worked as software engineer for 4 years at Datacom (An engineering and manufacturing firm that develops Metro Ethernet and SDH product solutions for global telecommunication service providers). He is currently the technical leader of a team of EMS/SCADA Energy Control System professionals at CEEE-GT (a power transmission utility in Brazil) where he has worked for the past 3 years as electrical engineer.
Nagios in Power Transmission Utilities
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
The electrical sector has received significant improvements in EMS/SCADA systems throughout the last years. Although legacy systems are still present in substation automation, the state of art is the utilization of ethernet based solutions. With the reduction of hard-wired based communications, failed devices identification difficulty has grown exponentially. This is specially important in field monitoring and control. Besides, SCADA systems still lack the flexibility for monitoring all the devices in the supervisory and control system. Nagios has been filling this gap at CEEE-GT due to its configuration flexibility. It has been used for monitoring real time and historical power system servers (RAID disks, MYSQL services, ethernet interfaces, server load,...) for monitoring substations UTRs and HMIs, monitoring Terminal Servers (used for legacy RS-232 communications), GPS devices, external network links and other systems used on the operations centers and substations. The usage of Nagios has improved the quality of failure information and has automated system monitoring via email notifications. Nagios use can be expanded for monitoring protection and control systems inside the substation taking advantage of the standardized protocols like IEC 61850 which propose the expansion of Ethernet based solutions to field devices.
Jorge Higueros
President @ Consulmatic/ARCTIC S.A.
Jorge Higueros holds a Masters in Computer Security, has Offensive Security Certifications, and has 9 years of experience in implementations of COBIT 5, ISO 20000, ISO 27002. Jorge has created a framework for System Enterprise Risk Management in banking area, and currently serves as the President of CSA Central America Chapter, Vice President ISACA GUATEMALA, and the President of Consulmatic IT.
Making KPIs Component Work For You With Nagios
Knowledge Level: Advanced
Solutions Covered: Nagios XI
This presentation will cover how requirements for reports, KPIs, and metrics differ for each business/organization. We have developed a Nagios Integration KPI component that serves as a guide for suitable KPIs and reports for management. The component suggests measures that would be meaningful for the incident management process. A range of metrics that can be used will be covered, along with information on what types of reports are useful, how we built the KPI system, and objectives we used to evaluate the KPIs.
SNAPS
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
Physical security is a key for companies and institutions in general factor, as having access to the facilities, or compromising the physical integrity of the information system of boxes and vaults, you can get logical and / or cause damage equipment that compromises service delivery to the active or stored information. Therefore should reduce the risk of loss, theft or corruption of the main assets of the company. Security Nagios Perimeter Appliance System (SNAPS) is a solution to provide comprehensive monitoring of all critical infrastructure components such as perimeter security, security cameras, alarm systems, movement sensors, energy sensors, and internet connections.
Eric Loyd
CEO @ Bitnetix
Eric Loyd is the founder and CEO of Bitnetix Incorporated, an IT consulting and systems integration company located in Rochester, New York. Bitnetix has been providing VoIP service to small businesses and non-profits since 2007. In 2012, Bitnetix formed SmartVox and re-designed their global VoIP service offering to take advantage of the AWS platform. Mr. Loyd presented at Nagios World Conferences in 2012 and 2013. He has over 25 years of IT experience, 10 years in senior management, and is a musician, photographer, amateur astronomer, and aspiring serial entrepreneur.
Nagios on AWS – Live Install and More!
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
In this session, we will start with a brand new Amazon Web Service EC2 virtual instance install of Nagios Core, do some basic configuration and security hardening, install check_mk, and then have it monitor something. All right there, live, at the conference. New this year, we will also show how to expand this to additional servers automatically through AWS APIs.
Andy Brist
Nagios Plugins Project Lead @ Nagios Enterprises
Andy is a member of the Technical Support Team at Nagios Enterprises and the Nagios Plugins Project Lead. He is a former owner of a PC repair shop and an avid technologist. He enjoys hacking about in gentoo linux's unstable upstream, disassembling new gear, and tinkering with webgl/javascript and robotics/micro-controllers. His hobbies include playing tin whistle when no one is around, swing dancing with his wife, reading primary histories and archaeological studies from the classical era, and learning about the pre-pottery neolithic (PPN) societies. He is always ready for a good argument and enjoys playing devil's advocate. Engage him for a sophist joust over a pint of the black stuff if you dare!
High Availability and Failover Solutions For Nagios XI
Knowledge Level: Advanced
Solutions Covered: Nagios XI
Intended for advanced Nagios XI administrators, this presentation will cover a myriad of High Availability and Fail-over options for particular environments. This includes manual/cold fail-over configurations and HA warm/hot scenarios. This is an advanced presentation, and should be considered an overview of HA/F options and not a specific how-to or walk-through. HA/F is heavily dependent on the requirements, environment, and administrators involved.
Helpdesk Ticketing, and Incident Management With Nagios
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: All
This presentation will include information on how to integrate Nagios Core and Nagios XI with Nagios Incident Manager. An introduction of the features and capabilities of Incident Manager will also be included.
Nate Broderick
CEO @ AI Vector
Nathan Broderick is the founder and CEO of AI Vector. He has worked in the technical industry for over 15 years and has worked directly with Nagios and large businesses for over 5 years.
SLA – The Marriage of an Effective Tool With a Well Planned Architecture
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
We will discuss the nature and structure of SLAs. We will review general Nagios architecture that will improve reporting. We will talk about how to make SLA results relevant to your specific application. We will demonstrate a Nagios structured format that can help you get meaningful SLA reports. Dan Johnson - AI Vector's business manager - will join Nate in the presentation. Dan has over 30 years of manufacturing and financial experience.
Jess Portnoy
Packaging Lead & Community Manager @ Kaltura
Jess Portnoy has been an Open Source developer and believer for the last 17 years. Jess is currently a community manager and packaging lead at Kaltura. Prior to Kaltura, Jess worked, among other places, at Zend where she was responsible for porting and packaging PHP and Zend projects on all supported .*nix platforms. Jess also grows pets at sourceforge: (https://sourceforge.net/users/jessrpm) and NagiosExchange (http://exchange.nagios.org/directory/Owner/jess0110/1)
Nagios Monitoring of Kaltura – The Open Source Video Platform
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
At Kaltura, we've written a test suite using our platform's PHP5 API. Since a big portion of our customers use Nagios as their monitoring platform, it was a natural choice to wrap these scripts in the form of Nagios plugins. This session will cover an introduction to the Kaltura platform and a live Kaltura environment where these monitors are deployed as well as some code reviewing.
Luis Contreras
Community Leader @ Nagios
Luis Contreras works as SAP Basis Netweaver Administrator. He is involved in several Opensource organizations including the following: Nagios Community Leader for Dominican Republic, Latinux from Venezuela as Linux Certification Coordinator, CISL (Congreso Internacional de Software Libre) from Argentina, and the MongoDB Community. He has worked as a System Administrator for IKEA in the Dominican Republic. He has led Linux/Nagios Security conferences in a number of universities in the Dominican Republic for nearly 10 years. Luis is a Nagios Authorized Reseller and offers Linux & Nagios consulting.
Monitoring SAP System with Nagios
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
This presentation will provide information on how you can use Nagios for monitoring SAP System with Oracle databases.
Rodrigo Faria
Community Leader @ Nagios
Rodrigo Faria is a member of the Nagios community and has 15 years experience in the telecommunications industry. He is an Independent Security Consultant and works on large telecommunications projects with Cisco, Fortinet, Juniper, Checkpoint, Sonicwall, routing, ips, UTM, etc. He has worked with Nagios since version 0.99 of Nagios Core. He is from Brazil and loves soccer.
Developing Your Own Plugin With Your Imagination
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
In this presentation I will offer information to help you create your own plugins with permon output. This presentation will also cover how you can use Nagios to monitor the success of your business using metrics over thresholds. Also, I will explain how to convert any date to SNMP information and then integrate it with Nagios using your own plugin.
Bryan Heden
Solution Provider @ Agile Networks
Bryan Heden fills the role of Systems Developer and Administrator at Agile Networks, headquartered in Canton, Ohio. Upon his arrival at Agile, Heden was presented with the challenge of monitoring hundreds of devices simultaneously on Agile's statewide network. Today, Agile utilizes Nagios XI with customized configuration wizards, components, and plugins. Over 10,000 services are being monitored with more being added every day.
10,000 Services (and growing!) Across The State of Ohio
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios XI
This presentation will cover how Agile Networks developed a customized Nagios XI Installation that handles the monitoring for a state wide distribution of routers, point to point and point to multi-point microwave equipment, customer premise equipment, camera systems, and an assorted mix of servers. The presentation will also include information on how Agile integrated ModGearman, SmokePing, fail-over, and custom visualizations into our monitoring system.
Rob Seiwert
IT Director @ Video Corporation of America
Been in computing since the late 70s starting in high school on the PDP-11 running RSTS/E. In the 80s, besides being exposed to exotic languages such as SNOBOL and LISP, I worked programming Informix and extending systems using C on the Altos Xenix platform. After a few years of designing business system I moved to NYC and started working with some of the pioneers of computer graphics and 3D animation. In the early 90s I moved from being a systems integration for 3D and Video Production equipment to being the IT Director for Video Corporation of America. In the last twenty keys I have been key in implementing and maintaining VCA's infrastructure including E-Mail, ERP, CRM, Web Presense, and Monitoring. Twenty years ago I started running Big Brother and extended it about as far as it could go implementing graphing and trending using mrtg and rrdtool. About 6 years ago with BB getting long in the tooth I switched to Nagios core and ran Core for several years using PNP4Nagios for trending and graphing. A few years back I decided to make the move to XI.
Graphing and Trend Prediction in Nagios
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
This presentation will cover performance data and processing into RRD db, manipulating RRDs, controlling RRD creation with custom template configs, custom template design and processing, trend analysis, and alerting on data in RRDs.
Sean Falzon
IT Operations Manager @ Southern Rural Water
Australian IT Professional and open source advocate for over 15 years with over five years experience monitoring enterprise IT and environmental conditions using Nagios.
Nagios as a PC Health Monitor
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
For organisations with limited budget or resources, Nagios can be a great tool to monitor the health of the their PC fleet. This presentation will cover real world examples of how integrating Nagios, NSClient++ and some basic scripts can change the way IT departments monitor the health of their PC's. This presentation will be aimed at those people familiar with Nagios who want to get more value out of existing knowledge, but it is also be useful for beginners who are looking at a great alternative to overpriced products on the market.
Jose Marroquin
IT Project Manager Coordinator @ Banco De Los Trabajadores
Academic: Information Systems Engineer, Master of Finance-Bankig. COBIT, ITIL. Certified. Senior Manager Program Incae Business SCHOOL. Work Experience: Project Manager Banco De Los Trabajadores Guatemala, Research and Development Asociacion de Bancos Guatemala, Coordination of the Interbank Projects common in the domestic financial system like ACH (Automated Clearing House, guateACH).
How Revenue Increased After Implementing Nagios XI and Nagios Network Analyzer
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Network Analyzer
In a bank, services are critically important to meet the strategic objectives. The fall of a service for the customer can result in losses that many are not quantifiable. After implementing Nagios XI and Nagios Network Analyzer, we quantified based on reports over a period of time as we were losing and focus on those services that represent higher revenues. Monitoring tools allow us to take reactive actions at the time and plan the necessary adjustments for proactive measures to avoid casualties in services.
Luke Groschen
Developer @ Nagios Enterprises
Luke is a native Minnesotan and a Developer at Nagios Enterprises for close to a year. He has worked on many projects including Nagios XI, Nagios SNMP Trap Interface, Nagios Reactor, and Nagios Network Analyzer. He is currently working on getting a degree in Computer Science and is a veteran of the US Navy. His hobbies include playing the cello, gaming, programming and traveling.
Using Nagios Network Analyzer and NSTI To Monitor SNMP and Network Traffic
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: Nagios Network Analyzer
This presentation will cover how to use Nagios Network Analyzer for collecting network flow information and determining what is using your bandwidth and where it's going, as well as how to use NSTI to give you an easy to understand view of SNMP traps in your network.
Tanja Lewit
President @ Kentix US
Tanja Lewit is one of the founding members of PC&S Inc, a company that Manufactures Electrical Equipment for Measurement and Control of Power. Tanja has served as a Principal since 1992. Under her Executive leadership the company has seen consistent, profitable and sustainable growth specializing in Power Measurement both AC and DC Control Power Systems. PC&S has partnered with their customers to design, develop, manufacture Industrial Components and Instrumentation Solutions for several industries including US Military, Power Generation Manufacturers, Industrial Equipment and DC Transit systems.
Nagios and Kentix System Partners - Critical Monitoring Alerts in Your Hand
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: Nagios Incident Manager
Interfacing the Kentix Alarm manager to send critical information via texts and emails to your cell. Utilizing Nagios for monitoring and interfacing with the Kentix AlarmManager-PRO with connected MultiSensors and use the AlarmManager as SMS-Gateway for sending alarms to mobile phones. Ease of Integration, Monitoring Parameters-Ensuring equipment protection, Critical Monitoring and Nagios set up and configuration overview, Real Time alerts via Texts and Emails-What you need to know.
Anna-Sofia Lejman
Support Engineer @ VIX Technology
Working with IT since 1999, from servicedesk and user administration to server installations and router configurations. Documentation and writing troubleshooting guides. Took over Nagios administration in November 2013 after the installation project was finished.
The Experience Of Inheriting A Nagios Monitored Environment
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: Nagios XI
After the project of installing Nagios was done, I got the responsibility of administering it and the expert who set it up left. Without training or education, and with some of the checks not really behaving as intended. The experiences I would like to share are:
  • Encountered challenges & solutions
  • Where to find useful information as a beginner
  • Anecdotes
Konstantin Benz
Researcher @ Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Konstantin Benz is a researcher at the ICCLab, a research lab in the Zürich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) which focuses on cloud computing. His main research interests are on monitoring and high availability of cloud computing infrastructures. In 2008 Konstantin started his professional career in IT Service Management at IBM, where he worked in several projects focused on re-engineering and further development of IBM’s internal infrastructure. In 2011, he moved to ZHAW to follow a Master’s program in Service Engineering. While pursuing his Master’s studies, he works as research staff in ICCLab and is responsible for monitoring and high availability of ZHAW’s Openstack cluster within the EU-funded XiFi project. Konstantin has experience in monitoring environments since 2008 when he started working with IBM’s Tivoli Monitoring tool set. He became interested in customizing monitoring tools and experimenting with different solutions. Since IBM is working with open source alternatives and contributing to the open source community, Konstantin discovered the Nagios monitoring software which is an extremely flexible and powerful alternative to commercial solutions. During his work with IT infrastructures he experienced the IT industry’s paradigm shift towards cloud computing where IBM played a pioneering role. After his move to ZHAW in 2011, Konstantin became involved in the deployment of OpenStack clusters. Until now he investigates monitoring and high availability tools for OpenStack.
Monitoring Openstack – The Relationship Between Nagios and Ceilometer
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
In this talk, we will explore the relationship between Openstack’s native monitoring system – Ceilometer – and Nagios. Ceilometer is an integral component of Openstack and, as such, can easily collect much information about an Openstack deployment; however, it is still under development and is not as feature rich as the Nagios ecosystem. Consequently, there is a place for both in monitoring an Openstack deployment. The talk will first outline the parameters that are typically interesting to monitor in an Openstack deployment. This will be followed by an analysis of how such monitoring can be done using Ceilometer and Nagios and where there are gaps between the requirements and the capabilities of these tools. Then we will describe how we incorporate Ceilometer data into our Nagios configuration. We will motivate the use case and the design decisions chosen and explain why importing Ceilometer data into Nagios can be very useful in an Openstack context. Then we will go into detail on the Open Source Nagios plugin we have developed to enable quite sophisticated Ceilometer data import into Nagios. We will discuss challenges related to the Nagios/Ceilometer integration including growing data load in Ceilometer causing the Ceilometer API to become unusable - resulting in a service connection time out in Nagios. We will show some solutions to this problem: employing cronjobs, enable data warehousing or using a round-robin database. We will also discuss the advantages of Nagios in terms of extensibility and flexibility.
Mike Weber
President @ Cybermontana
Mike Weber provides the Official Nagios Training: Basic and Advanced classes for Nagios. Cybermontana Inc. (spidertools.com) is a Nagios Training Partner/Reseller and also provides training for CentOS, Ubuntu and Postfix mail servers since 1999.
Nagios Rapid Deployment Options
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
We will explore several ways in which we can rapidly deploy Nagios using templates and scripts. The use of a database with Nagios service checks will also be demonstrated to show how administrators can rapidly build out the desired service checks by using a searchable database.
Expanding NRDS Capabilities on Linux Systems
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios XI
NRDS is a method of monitoring which is a passive hybrid and is becoming very popular. We will explore how to implement NRDS and then move into ways to expand the capabilities of NRDS by allowing multiple check periods, customizing configuration scripts, auto configuring cron jobs, downloading custom install packages, and generally how to add features that may be useful when NRDS is deployed on Linux systems. One of those useful features will be store-and-forward so that any disconnects automatically will rebuild the data and graphing on Nagios using timestamps.
Frank Pantaleo
BI/DW Consultant @ BrightLight Consulting
Frank is an IT professional that started in 1988 in Chicago Il as a consultant working on AR mainframe code. He started working as a DBA in 1995 for Comstrock Michigan Fruit and I currently work as a DBA for Brightlight Consulting for their customers.
Nagios Monitoring of Netezza Databases
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
Learn how to integrate Nagios to monitor stock Netezza events and custom SQL based events to get a better handle on your big data. Netezza has become a household word in the big data world. Being able to monitor it is key to the continued success of your organization.
Nick Winn
System Administrator @ Return Path
Nick is a 33 year old cancer and a sixth generation Georgian. He married his high school sweetheart, lives in Colorado and snowboards. Boring stuff aside... Back in 1999 he decided IT was a great career path, since then he's have worked in many large scale environments and considers his primary skill to be common sense. His algebra teacher had a term, KISS... Keep It Simple Stupid. Nick's applied this term to his 14 years of Linux experience and to the many projects he's engineered. He firmly believes in never repeating yourself, streamlining everything, and if its not efficient, don't do it!
Using Nagios XI To Empower Your Developers To Own Their Own Checks
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: Nagios XI
In the past, the management of Nagios in my organization has been left up to a single team, application support. Application Support handled Nagios for nine different agile product teams; our product teams move so quickly between iterations, sometimes Application Support would not get notified for changes made during those iterations and therefor would not update Nagios for those changes. The feedback from developers was mostly the same, developers were put off making changes because it wasn't something they managed and they didn't have a full understanding of Nagios. During one of my skip level management meetings, I was talking with my bosses boss about improving the monitoring infrastructure and was asked for a solution to the developers complaints. I originally thought about throwing everything into Github and letting everyone start writing their own configs there, but it would require some system knowledge that all of our developers might not have. Dealing with Nagios core on the CLI level isn't for the faint of heart when monitoring over five hundred systems and thousands of services, especially keeping templates, contacts, time periods and other things organized. In came a demo copy of Nagios XI which I showed off to my boss and the certification product team (one of our most important teams). The certification team picked up on it right away and started learning it and giving positive feedback on their experiences. After a little over a full month of testing, we decided to purchase the Nagios XI Enterprise license and start migrating everything to it. Nagios XI sheds the complexity of requiring advanced CLI and system knowledge empowering the product teams to take ownership of their own checks. My presentation will cover how we have turned over control of Nagios to our developers, the learning pains we experienced during this phase and the solutions to handle them.
Janice Singh
Systems Engineer @ NASA Ames/CSC
Janice Singh has worked at NASA Ames Research Center for 12 (non-consecutive) years. She has been using Nagios Core for the last 4 years.
Real World Uses for Nagios APIs
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
This presentation will give an overview of what can be done with the new APIs that are included with Nagios 4. It will show how we have used the APIs at our super-computing facility to integrate Nagios with other software.
Ricardo Barquero
Engineer @ Cabletica
Ricardo is an Electric Engineer, although his initial field of study is not informatics, he discovered interest in both open software and hardware and a strong passion for monitoring both. Started an Open Source Start-up 10 years ago and found that this passion is indeed useful. After working in that successful Start-up he continued his studies getting a Licentiate Degree in Digital Telecommunications and started to work at an ISP as a Network Engineer. Soon he was also the Company's System Administrator and thanks to my monitoring drive became the Chief of the Network Operation Center. Since that He's implemented Nagios in different ways inside the company. Ricardo uses the flexibility of Nagios to empower his staff and to monitor variables like no other solution can do, increasing his department's performance.
Case of Study Issue Detection Algorithm In a Cable Company
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
For me one of the biggest advantages of Nagios is its flexibility and ease with which you can create custom plugins and scripts to check on things. I've found this extremely useful when monitoring variables that previously were monitored using technicians which is slow and loses a lot of the actual events. In a Cable Company, a Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) serves Internet connection to a big Geographic Area. This area is covered by Nodes which are implemented with less than 300 clients, each node defines a specific sector of the geographic area that the CMTS covers. A node is often connected directly to one of the Radio Frequency interfaces of the CMTS. It is possible to obtain a lot of variables from a Radio Frequency interface that helps to identify an issue and to treat it correctly to solve and minimize the impact it has to the clients. Commonly this is done using technician which log into the CMTS and obtain information when the clients call to the call center and report and issue. My goal was to be proactive and to understand the logic behind issue detection and then to code that into plugins so that technicians are no longer looking for and classifying events but actually solving them. I managed to execute automatically everything there was to automate, leaving the humans only with human-like work. Using Nagios I could write custom scripts that find disconnection time patterns in specific geographic locations and reports a match as an issue. The issue is then processed depending on different data like: Signal Quality of the clients in the area, power feed to the different devices present in the area, DOCSIS correctable and uncorrectable errors, and other variables that help identify the type of event. Thanks to Nagios and the custom system I've build the data is abstracted so the technicians from the Network Operation Center are no longer looking at online/offline interfaces. They look for actual issues that occur in our Network and relate to a lot of clients. Issues are qualified according to issue type, clients affected and time so that Technicians can solve the issue that matter the most first. Visual aid is also developed to find patterns within time and zone, so further statistic, reports and decisions can made to reduce future events.
Nagios Support Team
Support Techs @ Nagios Enterprises
Nagios Jumpstart: Support Workshop (Hour 1 of 2)
Knowledge Level: Any
Solutions Covered: All
Need help getting setup, or have questions about your Nagios install? Our support staff will help you get up and running and answer any questions you may have. Be sure to bring your USB stick to these sessions!
Nagios Jumpstart: Support Workshop (Hour 2 of 2)
Knowledge Level: Any
Solutions Covered: All
Need help getting setup, or have questions about your Nagios install? Our support staff will help you get up and running and answer any questions you may have. Be sure to bring your USB stick to these sessions!
Nagios Jumpstart: Support Workshop (Hour 1 of 2)
Knowledge Level: Any
Solutions Covered: All
Need help getting setup, or have questions about your Nagios install? Our support staff will help you get up and running and answer any questions you may have. Be sure to bring your USB stick to these sessions!
Nagios Jumpstart: Support Workshop (Hour 2 of 2)
Knowledge Level: Any
Solutions Covered: All
Need help getting setup, or have questions about your Nagios install? Our support staff will help you get up and running and answer any questions you may have. Be sure to bring your USB stick to these sessions!
Sally Reich
Beekeeper @ From My Hive
Always seeking knowledge and being ever-curious about disparate subjects, Sally likes to learn. She tagged along with her SO to Nagios World Conference 2012. After she met the energetic staff of Nagios, she met Ethan and said "I think it would be fun to learn Nagios; see what it's all about." Talking to other Nagios users and developers at that conference led to a conversation about how Nagios could be used to monitor beehives and honey production, as Sally is a hobbyist beekeeper. A year later, she finally learned Nagios XI and will try to develop beehive monitoring protocols.
From Newb to Nagios in Ninety Days
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: Nagios XI
Come see one person's journey from "I don't even know how to pronounce Nagios" to "I installed Nagios and monitored something with it." Ms. Reich will share her experiences, tips, and tricks for others who are just getting started with Nagios. She will even show how Nagios might be applied to some non-obvious situations that only a beekeeper would think of.
Paloma Galan
Nagios Community Leader
Dynamic, creative and proactive consultant with experience in international and demanding environments . Experienced Delivery- and Project/Program Manager. Specializing in Test-, Environment-, Build- and Release Management within Financial Services.
Monitoring Financial Protocols With Nagios
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
This presentation will cover how Nagios can monitor financial protocols (e.g. Fix , Fixml, Swift, etc).
Jeremy Rust
Sales Engineer @ LINBIT USA
Jeremy is a energetic and technically focused individual who thrives in the company of others. Jeremy was born in Minnesota, studied engineering and graduated from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He has always enjoyed following emerging technologies and technical innovations. He enjoys new challenges, posing and solving complex questions, and working with people to accomplish their goals. At LINBIT; the creators of DRBD and backbone of the Linux HA cluster stack. Jeremy holds the position of Sales Engineer, he helps engage and educate clients about clustering and help engineers create tailored High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions. DRBD is the perfect complementary software with Nagios to create an always available monitoring system. In his spare time Jeremy enjoys solving Rubik's cubes, adding boost to his car, writing in the 3rd person, and sampling finely crafted Brews.
Avoiding Downtime Using Linux High Availability
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: All
This presentation will cover how to achieve high availability on Linux/Unix systems using DRBD, Linux HA, Pacemaker, and Heartbeat. Integration with Nagios will also be discussed.
Marco Ceppi
DevOps Engineer @ Canonical Ltd
Marco Ceppi is a DevOps Engineer working for Canonical in the Juju Solutions team living in Washington DC. He has used Nagios at scale for over 6 years. In addition to his work with Canonical, he is an Ubuntu Member, moderator on Ask Ubuntu, and Juju Charmer. He loves automation, sailing, and cats.
Painless Workload Monitoring In The Cloud With Nagios and Ubuntu
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
As deployments get more complex the monitoring requirements need to meet that demand, especially in the cloud where the amount of instances can grow horizontally. At Ubuntu we've recognized that as you get bigger the need to manage things at the service level on top of the machine level is becoming more important. We've developed a service orchestration tool called Juju to help people with this. You can now deploy Nagios as easily in your cloud as you can install a package on a local machine, connect it to services you want to monitor, and spend more time using the tools instead of configuring them to work. In this talk we'll deploy a bunch of services in various clouds, and I'll show you how you can deploy Nagios to each of these clouds and services and get up and running quickly.
Gerald Combs
Founder and Lead Developer @ Wireshark
Gerald is the original developer of Wireshark. He started the project in 1998 while working at an ISP. Since then many bright and talented people have contributed to the project, making it the world's premier network protocol analyzer. He currently works at Riverbed Technology as the Director of Open Source Projects, and is the lead developer of Wireshark. In the past he has worked as a consultant for firms in a variety of industries, ranging from telecommunications to pharmaceuticals to finance. In 2003 he was the recipient of a UMKC Alumni Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of computer science.
A Trillion Truths
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: All
Your network is defined by the traffic it carries. However, when monitoring modern networks it's easy to end up with a trillion truths -- a huge volume of metrics which is difficult to sift through. In this talk Gerald will discuss the role of Wireshark in monitoring your network along with some of the challenges in both high and low level monitoring. He will also show off the new user interface in the upcoming 2.0 release of Wireshark
Abbas Haider Ali
CTO @ xMatters
Abbas brings over 15 years of experience across a wide range of domains including network topologies, cloud-based services, and multi-modal communications. In his capacity as CTO of xMatters, Abbas is responsible for evangelizing the adoption of communications-enabled business processes. He has worked closely with over 400 leading global organizations creating the vision for adopting intelligent communication strategies in virtually every imaginable scenario from IT service desks to Business Continuity departments to broader employee populations to automated customer communication channels. Most recently, Abbas has been a frequent speaker and author on topics related to communications throughout mobile employee bases and machine to human communications as they relate to the burgeoning field of the Internet of Things. Prior to xMatters, Abbas was the VP of Product Strategy at Managed Objects (now Novell BSM), and AVP of Pre-Sales Engineering at OPNET Technologies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Proactive Alerting and Intelligent Communication with xMatters
Knowledge Level: Any
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
IT Service Management has moved well beyond passive monitoring and reactive response to proactive alerts and automation. Today's cutting-edge IT organizations are learning to respond to stakeholder needs before they even arise. In this session, we will explore how proactive alerting and communication have enabled IT Service Desks to become much more proactive, improving response times, saving costs and increasing stakeholder satisfaction. (Multiple case studies from across a variety of industries will provide real-life examples of best practices.)
Eric Mislivec
Developer @ Nagios Enterprises
An Application Developer at Nagios Enterprises, Eric works on the full-suite of Nagios offerings, including Nagios Core. Trained as a Computer Scientist and Computer Engineer, his background includes the Web, e-commerce, audio-visual processing, DSP, artificial intelligence, humanoid robotics, high-energy physics, control systems, micro-controllers and FPGAs, and an alphabet soup of tools and languages. He has a long interest in lower-level software, and a love-hate relationship with various dialects of C++ and C. Away from the keyboard he enjoys the details of the natural and built worlds , travel, and repeatedly being beaten by Bach on the guitar.
Getting Started With Nagios Core
Knowledge Level: Any
Solutions Covered: Nagios Core
This presentation will provide an introduction to the capabilities, features, and benefits of Nagios Core
Marketing & Sales Team
Managers @ Nagios Enterprises
Partner Program Overview & Discussion
Knowledge Level: Beginner
Solutions Covered: All
Learn how to become a Nagios partner or Reseller in this discussion led by the Marketing & Sales Managers from Nagios Enterprises.