I did two sessions this morning which provided some interesting feedback and I learned a few things from people as well. I did a session on monitoring Linux mail servers and a session on criteria for choosing Nagios plugins. One thing I learned from a programmer was the difference in impact on a Nagios server whether you are using the standard perl of embedded perl. Really stuff I should know but didn’t.
One of the great things about the conference has been the ability to walk into any small group and immediately start up a conversation about Nagios and how it is implemented. There are so many eager people here talking about Nagios it is really a unique situation. I guess I was just surprised at the level of interest. Having taught Nagios for years, it has given me a foundation for discussions about a lot of aspects about Nagios. No doubt about it, I am learning a lot as well.
During lunch I had the opportunity to talk with the staff at Nagios. I just sat down at a table and started talking not realizing who they were. Of course I exchange email and communicate with them on a regular basis but never had seen them face to face. Interesting to talk with the staff about Nagios growth and the processes they go through to support Nagios.