Saturday 9 a.m.–9:45 a.m.

Build service health dashboard using Shinken

Rohit Gupta

Audience level:
Lecture Room E2


Shinken is a modern open source NagiosĀ® like tool, redesigned and rewritten from scratch. In this talk, I will talk about how to build a service health dashboard (not server health) with shinken as a backend.


I plan to cover some of these topics and make the talk more interactive:
Server monitoring tool: Shinken
  • Introduction and what all can be monitored using this tool. Features and a brief overview of Shinken web ui.
  • Different components. Scalability and performance.
NRPE Plugins
  • Shinken if compatible with nagios nrpe plugins. Discussion on how does nrpe checks work.

Build a Service dashboard:


Write your own nrpe plugin using python
  • Basic usage of coding...
Examples of automated service checks
  • Things to consider, some dos and donts. Advantage of python over shell.
Integrate your checks in shinken
  • Editing configuration files.
Have a UI