I was asked to present at OSMC in October later this year and figured I would ask around a bit:
What would you like to hear me talk about?
Now I figured I would also use this to see what kind of blog post I shall write so two birds with one stone
A few ideas I have for topics are:
- Real-time monitoring
I started to dabble a bit with real time monitoring when I wrote/talked about the real time event-log monitoring stuff I added to NSClient++. But the subject is much larger and there is a lot of other areas such as performance counters, disk/io as well as log monitoring (files not event log).
- The road ahead/Whats new (NSClient++).
This is to me always feel a bit cheep. Like I cant come up with a a topic so I tend to avoid it besides I did a lot of the ”whats new” last year. But perhaps people think it is interesting?
- Extending NSClient++
NSClient++ can be extended with scripts but it is much more powerful then your normal scripting. There is also a myriad of ways it can be scripted and extended such as Lua, Python, dot-net etc etc.
- Monitoring Windows
Now this is a big topic and the reason I often avoid it is that you either make it to general by not speaking about X which means you end up with ”monitor disk, cpu and memory” or you make it to detailed meaning everyone thinks ”but I don’t use X”.
- Configuration management with NSClient++
Now this is a topic I think will become more and more interesting as the number of configuration options are exploding with more and more able versions.
- Java monitoring
This is something I would like to talk about since I am a Java developer and I did a talk about this a few years back but the main problem is the details will be very application server specific meaning you again end up with everyone thinking ”I don’t use X”.
- Distributed monitoring
Again a topic I feel much about and I spoke a bit about it here and there last year so probably not for OSMC but maybe some blog posts?
- Monitoring Patterns
Now I am not a monitoring specialist but something I have been actively looking for are recipes and patterns for monitoring various things and I think it would be nice to start collecting various recipes for monitoring. Now this is (as I said) not really my field (I am more of an infrastructure guy) but perhaps I could start with what I know and see if we can get somewhere?
- Feel free to add you own ideas here!
Interact, get back to me, let me know what you think!