Check_MK is a complex addon for Nagios/Icinga and consists of three subprojects. The check and inventory system Check_MK is a general purpose Nagios plugin for retrieving data. It adopts a new approach for collecting data and obsoletes NRPE, check_by_ssh, NSClient, and check_snmp. It features a significant reduction of CPU use on the Nagios host and automatic inventory of items to be checked, and is especially useful with larger Nagios installations. "MK Livestatus" gives immediate and fast access to live and historic Nagios status data. It's a supported backend for many addons including NagVis, NagiosBP, and Thruk. "Check_MK Multisite" is a feature complete replacement for the Nagios GUI, and uses MK Livestatus as a backend. It is very fast, and supports efficient distributed monitoring.
Shinken is an advanced monitoring system that is based on Nagios, but redesigned and rewritten from scratch while maintaining compatibility. It can monitor all IT devices from systems to end user applications. In case of a failure, Shinken can alert the operation engineers so they can promptly repair it. It has the same capabilities as Nagios along with more advanced built-in facilities such as load balanced and high availability monitoring.
Adagios is a Web-based Nagios configuration interface built to be simple and intuitive in design, exposing less of the clutter under the hood of Nagios. It has a REST interface for both status and configuration data as well a feature complete status interface that can be used as an alternative to the Nagios Web interface.
Nagios 4 iPhone is a Nagios interface for the iPhone. It does not require any modifications on your Nagios servers. The server part of this software collects statistics on several Nagios servers, serves a few static files, and generates a JSON response. The client part handles the display of the data on the iPhone.
Nagios has been around for quite some time, but producing output it can consume is something of a black art. Only the plugin documentation actually explains what all the extra semicolons or extended formatting even mean. This is especially onerous when performance consuming add-ons expect a specific structure before operating properly. The NagAconda package strives to greatly simplify the process of actually generating Nagios output using Python.