On my wishlist would be something for monitoring the network. I manage about 20 networks for clients.
At the moment I’m still running FAN Nagios, one at each site / client, but that’s outdated and urgently needs to be replaced. I’ve installed and played around with several, including the mentionned Observium, Zabbix, Cacti…
My favorite turns out to be Zabbix. Best of all, it’s actually quite easy to install on Nethserver 7x.
It can handle graphs, several maps, scalability and can use agents, snmp or external testing.
It’s basically one package, and that’s all that needs to be saved. A package in software center would be really nice!
Observium can’t handle agent testing or external tests, but it does snmp the best. I use it mainly additionally for clients with vLans and managed Switches. It does have a map, but that’s not quite in the same league as Nagios or Zabbix offers…
Cacti looks and feels like a big building site, no matter if website or app: Messy, dusty and noisy! And saving a DB (mysql or mariadb) AND rrd-files?
Virtualisation on Nethserver is OK, but I still prefer using Proxmox…
Just the feature of Online Backup for Windows Servers incl. Ms-SQL alone is a winner for my clients.
Automatic failover in the PVE Cluster just makes things sweeter.
How would I start to go about to make a Module for NethServer?
Available are Proxmox VM based testing Nethservers, know-how of the Template System from SME, and enough coding skills in PHP, Perl, whatever to do it. But where to start best?
My 2 cents!
Thx to all contributing to make a great distribution!
Andy, from Switzerland