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MonitoringForge.org Reaches 1,000 Registrants After First Week inBeta

Oct 01, 2009, 07:32 (2 Talkback[s])

MonitoringForge.org Reaches 1,000 Registrants After First Week inBeta, Opens Community Documentation for Better Monitoring Practices

SAN FRANCISCO — September 30,
2009—MonitoringForge(www.MonitoringForge.org), the epicenter of all open source projectsthat relate to IT monitoring, announces its 1,000th registered memberin the first six days after the public launch of the beta Web site. Inaddition to its expanding membership base, the community is now invitedto participate in the largest publicly contributed documentationproject, focused around the deployment and enhancement of open sourcemonitoring tools. This project is appropriately dubbed "WTFMM" forWrite The Flippin' Monitoring Manual, and is located withinMonitoringForge's wiki:http://monitoringforge.org/plugins/mwiki/index.php/Www

Since the launch, MonitoringForge has added several hundred newprojects and plugins, bringing the total projects to more than 1,900.According to site traffic, WMI agentless plugins has been the mostactive project.

"We are excited about MonitoringForge's open invitation to members forparticipation in the largest, living, how-to-guide covering anymonitoring tool available," said Tara Spalding, vice president ofMarketing for GroundWork Open Source (GWOS, www.gwos.com). "With therapid congregation of members from various backgrounds and preferences,we know the contributed documentation will be detailed, expansive andaccurate, further helping the members contrast and compare solutions."

To participate, visit http://monitoringforge.org/account/register.phpand register as a member. Once logged in, you can contribute copy orlink to external areas that contain knowledge information about thefollowing topics:

How to use popular monitoring tools such as Zenoss, Hyperic, GroundWork Monitor, MRTG, Nagios and more How to integrate monitoring tools with Puppet or Splunk How to develop plugins on different platforms such as Zenoss, Nagios and Hyperic

How to build and customize platforms such as GroundWork Monitor and others

MonitoringForge Beta September Statistics:

Members: 1,200
Total Active Projects and Plugins: 1,982
Top Most Visited Projects: WMI agentless Plugins, Opsview, NagVis, GroundWork Monitor Architect, Zenoss Core Top Most Active Projects: WMI agentless Plugins, GroundWorkMonitor Community Edition, RedHat-Nagios-Plugins, Lighttpd GmetricScript, Zenoss Core

Top 5 Releases by Download Count: check_cpu.sh 2, Check Oraclestatus & health without, check_xen 2, Business Objects XI r2/3,check_mssql_sproc

MonitoringForge is designed to appeal to IT administrators who want tocompare and understand the differences between various open sourcemonitoring tools and plugins available today, facilitating theselection of open source monitoring software over proprietaryofferings.

MonitoringForge also provides the opportunity for system integratorsand VARs who have experience with open source monitoring to show theirknowledge and share their experiences with the community byparticipating in the open documents and connecting with the members.

About MonitoringForge.org
MonitoringForge.org (www.monitoringforge.org) is the epicenter of allopen source projects that relate to IT monitoring. Any participant,project or company is welcome to contribute to the MonitoringForgecommunity. As the first website to provide a common community for coredevelopers of IT monitoring, MonitoringForge believes users can inspirean open standard and cross platform integration, so that network andsystems monitoring tools becomes more efficient and less expensive.

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