Welcome to OMD - the Open Monitoring Distribution. OMD implements a completely new concept of how to install, maintain and update a monitoring system built on Nagios.
OMD avoids the tedious work of manually compiling and integrating Nagios addons while at the same time avoiding the problems of pre-packaged installations coming with your Linux distribution, which are most times outdated and provide no regular updates.
OMD bundles Nagios together with many important addons and can easily be installed on every major Linux distribution. We provide prebuilt packages for all enterprise Linux distributions and also for some other, such as Ubuntu.
omd create mysitecreate the site and
omd startstarts all stuff.
omd upgradeavailable, but at this time don't rely on it, it is experimental!
OMD currently comes with the following software:
See History for detailed version information.
The following small example illustrates how simple OMD is to use (e.g. on SLES). First install the package matching your operating system:
# zypper install omd-0.50-sles11sp1-25.x86_64.rpm
Now create a monitoring instance (OMD calls this “site”):
# omd create foo
And let's start Nagios and all other processes:
# omd start foo
That's it - everything up and running. As you might have guessed from this example, OMD has further unique features. It allows you to:
* Run several monitoring sites in parallel * Install and use several different versions of OMD in parallel * Easily update, duplicate, rename and manage sites