FSCONS 2010 Themes/Infrastructure
Long ago, it was common for users to report when a system was not working. Today, we expect our administrators to discover before the users does that a system is not working properly, and we want to collect statistical data to ensure that service-level agreements requiring a 99,95% availability is being met. Nagios, Cacti, OpenNMS and Zabbix have all grown in importance during the last couple of years as a result of the increasing requirements of infrastructure monitoring, as well as the increasing complexity of the same. What does the future look like for these tools, and what are the current trends in monitoring systems? How do we scale our monitoring to thousands of machines? How do we monitor the cloud? These are all key questions we hope to address with this theme.
There's room in this for 2x30 and 3x45.