Cloud Director For Nagios ( CDFN ) is an essential, missing tool for Nagios, the world's most popular open-source monitoring software.
CDFN was created for operations people that may or may not have deep experience with monitoring, but need to use Nagios, the most
popular open source monitoring soluion in the world, and get configurations done quickly. They also need to do things that the
typical, conventional setups of Nagios do not offer. Things like fail-over monitoring, diverse graphing to varied graphing servers
like Grafana, and ELK.
Nagios was designed to use 3rd-party add-ons, called plugins, but because of few examples, and missing, essenstial documentation, the
very features you need to use were never really brought to light, and the features most people use are actually the worst features you
can use. Nagios has actually been well hated because it was never really documented, and it never gets a fair shake because nobody
has really shown people how to use it correctly. Until now.
One of the biggest by-products of CDFN is that it actually teaches you the most efficient way to monitor with Nagios so that after
you start using CDFN, you are getting hands-on training just by using it. You could actually go further without CDFN after you get
the hang of using CDFN, because it teaches you "the hook" to using Nagios. Believe it or not, CDFN turns Nagios into one of the most
useful monitoring tools the way it was meant to be. Instead of being just a "program runner", CDFN shows you how to make Nagios one of
the most efficient monitoring tools you can use. Nagios becomes something that not only monitors servers, it can be used for business