[Nagiosplug-help] Howto monitor windows eventlog ???

Andreas Ericsson ae at op5.se
Thu May 26 04:29:11 CEST 2005

Michael D Schleif wrote:
> * On 2005:05:19:16:07:37-0500 I, Michael D Schleif <mds at helices.org>, scribed:
>>I am planning to monitor windows eventlogs with Nagios.  I have
>>googled, and I have searched the archives to these lists.  I have not
>>found an exhaustive answer to the following question:
>>    What are the differences between the various windows eventlog tools?
>>Clearly, there are several tools available; and I need only one (1).
>>How can I select that one that best meets my needs?  Even if it behooves
>>me to setup rigorous trials of each, which one ought I to select first?
>>Please, understand, I am *not* asking `which is best?'; rather, I would
>>like pointers illustrating which features are in which tool, and which
>>are not.  Then, I can select that tool that has the most features that I
>>want.  Of course, reliability and usability are also factors.
>>What do you think?
> Aw, cmon, folks!  I really could use your experienced input here.

I'm sure you could. What I don't understand is why you think anybody 
would take the time to do your homework for you.

> Why did you select one or the other plugin for monitoring windows event
> logs?
> What do you like best about your choice?
> What do you wish were different?
> Are they all the same?

If you implement something yourself and share the answers to these exact 
questions with the list you will most likely get some answers in return.

With the current question you're simply asking people to do an analysis 
of their own tool and give the results to you. Those same people 
currently get nothing in return from you, so obviously they don't give a 
rats ass about helping you.

Andreas Ericsson                   andreas.ericsson at op5.se
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