Site24x7 Supports Nagios, Custom Plugins to Monitor Entire App Stack
Site24x7 Plugins Drive Customized, Detailed Monitoring of IT Resources
- Supported plugins: Nagios, MySQL, Redis, MongoDB, NGINX, HAProxy, ZooKeeper, WordPress, Apache, Memcached
- Users can create their own plugins using Python or shell scripts
- Access Site24x7 Plugins at http://ow.ly/109LDi
PLEASANTON, Calif – April 26, 2016 – Site24x7, the cloud monitoring service for DevOps and IT operations, today announced the launch of Site24x7 Plugins. The new feature lets IT pros use third-party and custom-built plugins for detailed monitoring of their IT resources — all within the Site24x7 Control Panel. Site24x7 Plugins let users customize the set of monitored attributes for the hosts, devices, services, protocols, applications and all other resources in their environments, providing deep performance visibility into the entire application stack.
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Network and server administrators often require specific monitoring data that goes beyond the scope of vendors’ standard monitoring solutions. Acquiring such data typically requires users to extend the functionality of their existing tools with third-party and custom plugins designed to provide detailed monitoring metrics of individual resources. With Site24x7 Plugins, IT admins can now access that data using thousands of supported, pre-built plugins or create their own.
"The new Site24x7 Plugins for server monitoring will help DevOps teams to monitor the full application stack," said Gibu Mathew, director of product management, Site24x7. "With support for custom scripting and out-of-the-box integrations to provide additional, system-level metrics, Site24x7 Plugins extend the end-user monitoring and application troubleshooting capabilities that Site24x7 customers around the world rely on daily."
Out-of-the-box Plugins Support
Site24x7 Plugins supplement Site24x7 monitoring with precise, resource-specific metrics that an IT team deems critical to the monitoring of its particular environment. For example, installing the Site24x7 MySQL plugin will let users analyze key details such as total number of used connections, number of slow queries, total aborted connections and other metrics needed to tune and troubleshoot apps that rely on MySQL.
Nagios Plugins without Nagios Servers
With support for Nagios, users can execute thousands of Nagios Plugins in Site24x7 without the need to run a Nagios Server. This means that there is no need to maintain a dedicated server for Nagios and Nagios server software, yet users can still take advantage of Nagios community scripts. Nagios plugins can be executed with a simple configuration file while the other pre-built plugins work out-of-the-box.
Create Your Own Plugins
Users can also create custom plugins using Python or shell scripts and analyze the performance of databases, web servers and more with a simple script.
In addition to MySQL, Nagios, and custom plugins, Site24x7 Plugins support a wide range of out-of-the-box integrations, including Redis, MongoDB, NGINX, HAProxy, ZooKeeper, WordPress, Apache and Memcached. Site24x7 Plugins will support additional modules going forward.
All plugin data is passed through to the Site24x7 alerting and reporting engines, so users can set threshold values for individual attributes and configure alerts if values exceed the set limit. Performance charts for custom attributes can be viewed on the Site24x7 dashboard.
"We have been using Site24x7 for more than a year, and I should say that we are more than just satisfied," said Aleksander Andrijenko, IT infrastructure at Marcura Group in Dubai. "Site24x7’s broad feature offerings and price point made it an obvious choice over other vendors. The product is easy to set up, and you can start monitoring your environments in just minutes. The instant alerts using [the Site24x7] Plugins feature ensures we’re on top of issues all the time."
Pricing and Availability
Site24x7 Plugins is available as a standard feature along with Server Monitoring, priced at $9/month for 10 servers in the Standard pack.
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Site24x7 offers unified cloud monitoring for DevOps and IT operations. Monitor the experience of real users accessing websites and applications from desktop and mobile devices. In-depth monitoring capabilities enable DevOps teams to monitor and troubleshoot applications, servers and network infrastructures, including private and public clouds. End-user experience monitoring is done from 50+ locations across the world and various wireless carriers. For more information about Site24x7, please visit http://www.site24x7.com/.