In today’s environment, not only must an email system do its job by routing adequately and efficiently our customers’ messages, but it must also come with a practical and widely accepted way for being monitored.
Sendmail’s approach in this is unique because not only can SNMP be used to query simple events from the Sentrion Appliances, but we also widely support another great tool for monitoring service platforms: Nagios.
This Open Source product gives a great flexibility in monitoring service platforms like our customer’s Core Mail Routing components running on Sentrion Appliances. This tool allows Sentrion to fetch complex information much easier which is useful for assessing a mail platform’s health – for example:
- get email traffic data, provide graphs & alerts
- monitor system components (hardware, operating system key values)
- group services and manage alerts at a cluster level rather than on
an individual basis.
The feedback from our customers at the recent European User Group encourages us to continue integrating Nagios with Sentrion and adding
new apps. Not only do our customers like using Nagios as a tool, they like it so much that they even themselves extend its capabilities to add
nice Nagios extensions & monitor other service platforms with it.
If you have not looked at Nagios I encourage you to do so.