[WNYLUG-Users] WNY LUG Activity - Hello

Joe josephj at main.nc.us
Thu Aug 18 14:03:09 EDT 2011

Welcome to the list!  Your name sounds very familiar. Were you a member 
of nflug or bibmug/wnycomsoc?


On 08/18/2011 09:50 AM, Ronald Wechter wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I just joined the email daemon a few days ago and was curious about 
> the activity of this group.  I've been working with linux since I 
> started college and have been somewhat successful in being able to get 
> the companies I've worked for to adopt linux, on at least one machine 
> anyways.
> I was hoping that this group had some good activity.  I've seen many 
> products purchased by companies recently where the manufacturer took a 
> version of linux (Usually RHEL), installed some services, gave it a 
> web gui, branded it as their own and sold it for tens of thousands 
> (Sometimes even as much as 100k).
> I've been recently working heavily with CentOS, AD Integration and 
> Nagios.  I am very interested in configuring a distributed Nagios 
> environment with resource graphing, syslog monitoring (Once again, 
> Splunk with real time monitoring only $2500/yr) and sms alerting. 
> Taking this a step further, incorporating a Web Cam to detect when a 
> pair of contacts trip and take some pictures when alerted (If not the 
> Web Cam at least a pair of contacts on my UPS's to know when someone 
> enters a server closet).  Recent attempts at deploying NSClient++ on 
> some test Windows 2003 VM's have resulted in resources issues or 
> lock-ups.
> Ideas are appreciated and am anxious to hear everyones ideas/experiences.
> Ron
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