check_mssql_health is a plugin for Nagios that allows you to monitor an MS SQL Server. Among the list of metrics are time to login, buffer cache hit rate, page life expectancy, full table scan rate, free space in databases, batch requests/second, and many more. Installation of the DBD::Sybase Perl module is required.
check_db2_health is a plugin for Nagios that allows you to monitor DB2 database servers. Itcan operate in several modes: measuring how long it takes to connect and log in; display the number of connected users; display percentage of synchronous reads (SRP); display the percentage of asynchronous writes; display hit ratio in Buffer Pools, or only in Data Pages or Index Pages; display the percentage of SELECT that use an index; display the number of deadlocks per second; display the number of lock requests per second that could not be satisfied; display the fraction of time which was spent waiting for locks; display used space in a database or tablespace; display free space in a tablespace (in contrast to the previous mode, you can use units (MB, GB) for the thresholds); or display used space in a database log.
CoffeeSaint is a Java application that shows the status of Nagios (version 1 up to 3 and the newer XI) on a screen. It can, if there are no errors, display a Webcam feed. If an error status occurs, it can play a sound. One can configure it to display certain errors/warnings always on top. It is remotely configurable via a built-in Web interface.
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.
jmxtrans is effectively the missing connector between JMX and whatever logging or graphing package that you can dream up. jmxtrans is very powerful tool that reads JSON configuration files specifying servers/ports and JMX domains/attributes and then outputs the data in whatever format you want via special "Writer" objects that you can code up yourself. It does this with a very efficient engine design that will scale to querying literally thousands of machines. The core engine is pretty solid and writers are included for cacti/rrdtool, graphite, and stdout.
SysopView shows information in a visually attractive way, like computers in movies do. The idea is that it can show information relevant to system administrators non-comprehensible for non-technical personnel, while still looking attractive even if you don't know what is shown. The current version can show nagios status data, webcam streams (mjpeg, jpeg, and video4Linux), and VNC, has a built-in terminal emulator in which regular text applications can be run, can sniff the network (including remotely) and dissect streams and show pictures which are sniffed, can show external bitmaps (from, for example, mrtg and rrdtool), and can scroll text (currently showing output of rssfeeds).