nagios-notify is a template-based notify script for Nagios. The templates can be easily edited in a text editor. You can change templates without restarting Nagios. With advanced templates, you can send richtext (even images) over jabber if you use nagios-notify-jabber. It depends only on basic Unix utilities.
check_mysql_health is a plugin for the Shinken (Nagios) software that allows you to monitor a MySQL database. Among the list of metrics are time to login, index usage, bufferpool hit rate, query cache hit rate, slow queries, temp tables on disk, table cache hit rate, connected threads, and many more. Requirements are either a DBD::mysql Perl module or a MySQL client package.
NConf is a Web tool for configuring the Nagios monitoring software. It differs from similar tools by offering enterprise-class features like templates, dependencies, and the ability to configure a large-scale, distributed Nagios server topology. It lets you effortlessly maintain a distributed Nagios topology. It has a user-friendly GUI. It features host and service templates, a graphical dependency viewer, multiple authentication modes, a Nagios configuration importer, a CSV file importer, and a Perl database API. The data schema is customizable and expandable.
Lilac is a configuration tool for Nagios 3. Its features include enhanced Nagios 3 time period support, multiple template inheritance, host templates able to contain services, dependencies, and escalations, an importer which can import existing Nagios configurations and import from a Fruity installation, an Exporter with Nagios process control, the ability backup existing configuration files, and an auto-discovery tool to quickly add your infrastructure into your Nagios installation.
check_openmanage is a plugin for Nagios that checks the hardware health of Dell servers running OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA). The plugin can be used remotely with SNMP or locally with NRPE, check_by_ssh, or similar. It checks the health of the storage subsystem, power supplies, memory modules, temperature probes, etc., and gives an alert if any of the components are faulty or operate outside normal parameters.
The Ninja project is an attempt to develop an alternative Nagios GUI with the aim of being the most useful Open Source Web front end for Nagios. It improves searching and filtering and scalability. It supports templates and skins for customizing appearance, and supports several databases. You can use the components of Ninja in combination with the CGI scripts of the original Nagios Web GUI or as replacements for them.
The Merlin project was initially started to create an easy way to set up distributed Nagios installations, allowing Nagios processes to exchange information directly as an alternative to the standard method using NSCA. It has also been extended with fault tolerance, the ability to store status information in a database, and other features. This allows Merlin to function as a backend for applications such as the Ninja project.
The Business Objects XI Monitoring plug-in is a software package for monitoring the operation and usage of BusinessObjects XI and Crystal Reports servers. It works with the widely used infrastructure management frameworks, Nagios, HP OpenView, and IBM Tivoli. The plugin is able to check scheduled and manual report runs, measure execution times, and evaluate and eliminate errors before business processes are severely impacted.