opengear wants to monitor anything

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Ken Wilson from Opengear spoke about central monitoring. He talked about why you want to monitor stuff. To measure a bunch of physical things he suggests you use a small embedded linux appliance, and hook it up to nagios. He had a picture of an opengear applicance, but didn't mention what model it was.

Their devices can generate nagios configuration for serial events, temp/humidity UPS checks (via nut). They use passive checks, and find it scales better, though it is more complicated to configure (doing passive setup on nagios host, and setting up remote machine to run the checks).

Someone from the floor commented that you really shouldn't rely on an SMS gateway, you should have a GSM device with a SIM directly attached to your monitoring server, and you should also send a test sms every day so you know it's working.

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