WATCHMAN

Beyond Monitoring

Download Watchman 0.1 Here

Welcome to the main page for Watchman. This project is just lifting off so expect this page and the Watchman software to evolve rapidly. I also will provide SVN Access soon and this code may change... within hours sometimes.

History:

I have been a user/admin of Nagios for years. Recently I have become a bit frustrated with Nagios. The out-of-date web interface, the structure of the configuration file, and others. I started Watchman to bring system and application monitoring into the 21st Century. The goal was not to just have a drop in replacement for Nagios, but to have a system that can provide monitoring, self-heal the environment if possible and provide users and admins a higher level of control with their systems.

I have released this project as GPL Open Source. Having said that, There are a few thisgs you should take in if you decide to use/extend/change/fix :: I am not the best coder. You may look at the source and wonder, "WTF was this guy thinking??". I expect that. I am always looking to hone my skills and this project has tested that. I openly welcome suggestions, patches, fixes, artwork, etc. I will give credit where credit is due. Just abide by the conditions of the GPL.

I had a few criteria to start with:

Future plans: