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Nagios Network Monitoring Felled by SNMP False Alarms

Apr 12, 2007, 10:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

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"There was nothing technically wrong with the HP ProLiant servers at, an online rental services agency based in San Francisco, but the IT staff kept on getting beeped at 4 a.m. with alerts that eventually proved to be false alarms.

"So while the servers were fine, the IT staff wasn't. Entire days were being wasted each month diagnosing their clutch of 50 HP ProLiant DL145s and DL385s running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 AS and ES, said John Shin,'s director of systems. Shin decided he needed to make some changes..."

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