If you run any type of network monitoring system you will know the pain of log management. The firewall team needs one view, the WAN team & DC team need different views. There is a category of software that I call “log and alert routing” and Flapjack is one of those systems
Flapjack will be immediately useful to you if:
- You want to identify failures faster by rolling up your alerts across multiple monitoring systems.
- You monitor infrastructures that have multiple teams responsible for keeping them up.
- Your monitoring infrastructure is multitenant, and each customer has a bespoke alerting strategy.
- You want to dip your toe in the water and try alternative check execution engines like Sensu, Icinga, or cron in parallel to Nagios.
Added to my list of network monitoring software to keep an eye on.