Thomas Stocking -
Founder & Technical Member
Speaking Topic: How NOT to Deploy Nagios: Tips, Tricks and Gotchas in Deploying Nagios

Thomas Stocking is a founder and senior technical staff member at GroundWork Open Source. Thomas has more than 15 years of development and technical experience in many aspects of IT infrastructure management. Prior to GroundWork he served as Director of Information Security at SiteROCK, a managed service provider (MSP) in the Network Operations services space. Previous to SiteROCK he was founder and CEO of InSync Communications, founded with the goal of building a better IT services contracting platform.


Installing and configuring Nagios can be a daunting task with numerous interconnected and interrelated steps. This session will be an audience participation session, where beginners will learn the "how to" of what can go wrong when installing Nagios. Participants should come ready to share their own Nagios experiences, GOOD and BAD, and be prepared to ask probing questions. Or bring the requirements for proposed monitoring deployments and Craig Thomas will peruse it for obvious and not-so-obvious gotchas.