Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Monitoring the GNU Gatekeeper

When you run GnuGk in production, it is important to integrate it into your overall network monitoring to ensure its always running and to see the current throughput.

Your choices are basically
  • SNMP
  • custom plugins that connect to GnuGk's status port

For Nagois or Icinga its probably best to use GnuGk's SNMP support.

On the website there are also a few a few sample plugins for OpenSource Monitoring tools that don't support SNMP so well.