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.
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.
OpMon is a network and system monitoring application based on Nagios with extended support for capacity planning, SLA, SLM, network discovery, service catalogs, report schedule, Davinci, a dashboard builder, and much more. OpMon provides a GUI for Nagios as well as full multi-language support. The license to use the opmon proprietary modules is free for 2 hosts and 20 services. OpMon comes with many open source applications like phplogcon, Nedi, ntop, nagtrap, OCSInventory, OTRS, and opcfg.
Opsview Core is a network monitoring software application. It solves the challenges of monitoring modern IT and network systems. It is a drop-in replacement for Nagios Core, with full support for its plugins and 100% compatibility. It is easy to install and configure and is ideal for monitoring applications networks, and Windows, Linux, and Unix servers. VMWare, KVM, Xen, and Microsoft Hyper-V are supported, and Amazon EC2 and other cloud services can be monitored. It works with Opsview Mobile to allow you to monitor your systems on the go.
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.