To monitor the servers with Shinken, Nagios or Icinga, system administrators usually configure active checks of the monitored servers. It means the monitoring system must have a direct network access to the monitored server.
With Tanto, this model is reverted, it does passive checks of your monitored servers. You don’t need to open an access from your monitoring system to the monitored servers.
The main use case of this tool is to monitor distant servers in a complex network where you can’t connect directly for security reasons, typically with a large client. You need only to open NSCA or HTTP(S) port from the monitored server to the monitoring system.
Moreover, if you don’t have a monitoring server, Tanto has a standalone mode. You will receive alerts via e-mail directly.
The behaviour of this tool is simple:
Warning: WS-Shinken support isn’t finished.
You install as you wish, via sources, pip or Debian package. If you use another distribution, you can use the Python package or contribute to publish a package for your distribution.
We provide a Debian package source in the debian/ folder.
pip install tanto
Launch: tanto –help You can override the location of each config file with a CLI parameter.
By default, it uses cron syslog and console for the logs. You can customize this behaviour in logging.ini: http://docs.python.org/library/logging.config.html#configuration-file-format
Community support is provided via Github: https://github.com/Eyepea/tanto/issues
You must provide the error log with your issue.
If you need professional support, please contact Eyepea: http://www.eyepea.eu/
For general questions or contributions, you can contact me via my Github acccount: https://github.com/GMLudo
The Shinken community in general, and Jean Gabès in particular for his help and support.
First public release.
TODO: Figure out how to actually get changelog content.
Changelog content for this version goes here.