Hello, new Nagios user here. Its clear that Nagios does not natively handle syslog parsing. So I am trying to determine the best method to provide that functionality. I’ve seen the use of “check_log”, “check_logfiles”, and “check_syslog_gw” plug-ins. Any comments on which one works the best, especially for large environments? Are there other, better plug-in suggestions?
Even more broader of a question, in lieu of Nagios, what open source tool would you use to parse syslog events to determine levels of criticality and display the events in a web front-end? (ie Basically I’m looking to reproduce Netcool functionality in OSS)
Thanks for any replies,