May 132012

Even this year I was in Bolzano (Italy) for the annual conference organized by Wuerth-Phoenix on Monitoring with Open Source products.

I found the conference very interesting, with speakers from around the world that have described several open source products and best practices on monitoring but also on configuration and management tools. A big surprise for me has been the strong push for alternatives softwares to Nagios for monitoring in particular Shinken and Icinga have received many praise.

But before I give some more details about the presentations a few words about the company that has hosted about 400 people in their, free of charge, event, Wuerth-Phoenix manufactures and markets an appliance called NetEye, within there are many Open source products including:

Nagios Core, with many preinstalled plugins, Cacti, ocsinventory, GLPI, NfSen, Nedi, and DocuWiki the highest level version has also OTRS, all these software are integrated with some web management interface developed by Wuerth-Phoenix itself. Continue reading »

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Oct 202011

linuxday_fullcolor The 22 of October 2011 is the day of the eleventh Italian Linux Day .

This wonderful event is now in its eleventh version, I have participated at various editions of this event in my local town and adjacent areas, depending on the programs offered, and I must say that I always come out very satisfied.

But you do not know what is the Linux Day?

The Linux Day is a national event which aims to promote GNU/Linux and free software.

Each local Linux user group has the responsibility to organise his implementation, so in the chosen day you can join to the most diverse activities including seminars, workshops, conferences and Installation Party, The various programs of the LUG are online so you can see what your local association is preparing and take note of the most interesting appointments/conference for you. Continue reading »

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