What is Shinken?
Shinken's main goal is to give users a flexible architecture for their monitoring system that is designed to scale to large environments. Shinken is backwards-compatible with the Nagios configuration standard and plugins. It works on any operating system and architecture that supports Python, which includes Windows, GNU/Linux and FreeBSD.
Shinken is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.
Shinken is an open source tool with 1.1K GitHub stars and 354 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Shinken's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Shinken?
3 companies use Shinken in their tech stacks, including InSunWeTrust, Koolicar, and Flock.
Why developers like Shinken?
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- Easy to install : install is mainly done with pip but some packages are available (deb / rpm) and we are planning to provide nightly build
- Easy for new users : once installed, Shinken provide a simple command line interface to install new module and packs
- Easy to migrate from Nagios : we want Nagios configuration and plugins to work in Shinken so that it is a “in place” replacement
- Plugins provide great flexibility and are a big legacy codebase to use. It would be a shame not to use all this community work Multi-platform : python is available in a lot of OS. We try to write generic code to keep this possible
- Utf8 compliant : python is here to do that. For now Shinken is compatible with 2.6-2.7 version but python 3.X is even more character encoding friendly
- Independent from other monitoring solution : our goal is to provide a modular tool that can integrate with others through standard interfaces). Flexibility first
- Flexible : in an architecture point view. It is very close to our scalability wish. Cloud computing is make architecture moving a lot, we have to fit to it
- Fun to code : python ensure good code readability. Adding code should not be a pain when developing
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