While playing around with Nagios, it suddenly dawned on me: the CGI-based interface can be maddening sometimes.
To remedy this, I set myself on the task of finding an alternate GUI to Nagios that was easy to set up, and easy to configure. My sights finally fell upon V-Shell, a PHP frontend to Nagios.
The setup was a breeze. However, since I made heavy use of the Vautour style in my previous config, V-Shell's, shall we say, different interface was a shock.
So I tried to integrate Vautour and V-Shell into one nice little harmonious package.
It's not yet finished, but it's getting there.
Try it out and see what you think.
Install the Nagios V-Shell frontend to Nagios, according to the instructons.
Once that is done, to get the same look and feel as the Vautour style, you need to change a couple of files.
Replace vshell/css/style.css with this file.
In vshell/js/header.inc.js, change the line that reads:
In the vshell/views folder, replace the following files...
... with the ones found in this zip file.
On line 58 of vshell/views/footer.php, add:
And finally, extract this file inside the vshell/js folder.
You should now have a custom, Vautour-ized, V-Shell-powered Nagios installation, ready to monitor anything you want.
It should now be accessible at http://nagiosserver/vshell, or http://nagiosserver/nagios/vshell, depending on how you set up apache.
Drop me a line if you have comments or suggestions!
Next up: a guide on integrating Nagios in a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory environment, complete with Single Sign-On (SSO) and Integrated Windows Authentification (IWA)!