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6.0 beta Virtual Appliance Released Today

Hey Everyone!

We are excited to announce the release of GroundWork Monitor Community Edition 6.0 beta on virtual appliance.

6.0 is our long-awaited major release that comes with a sexy new interface and a laundry list of hot new features. Check the FAQ here: http://www.gwos.com/products/sneak-peek-6.0-faq.html

You can download the VM here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/gwmos/files/GWMCE%20-%20VMWare%20Appliance/6.0%20beta/GWM6CEPreview.tar.gz/download

Posted by Amy Abascal 2009-08-26

Network Services Patch Released

When Groundwork released 5.3, as part of the installation the customer
could choose to enable/disable network services. This option allowed
GroundWork Monitor administrators to receive software update
notifications in their home screen and also provided environment
statistics to GroundWork about
the GroundWork Monitor installation; enabling the Network Service was
completely optional.

The Network Service sends installation information back to GroundWork.
The complete set of information gathered is:... read more

Posted by Amy Abascal 2009-08-05

Announcing GroundWork Monitor 5.3

What's New in GroundWork Monitor 5.3

GroundWork Monitor 5.3 delivers a better monitoring experience from
deployment to reporting to help you better manage your systems.

Release highlights:

INCREASED SCALABILITY

GroundWork Monitor 5.3 greatly increases the capacity of a single
GroundWork server. In lab testing we measured an approximately 50%
increase in the out–of–the–box throughput. In larger distributed
environments further increases were measured. This improved scalability
was achieved by adopting the improvements in the Nagios® 3 release,
numerous performance code fixes and tuning the default configuration of
GroundWork Monitor 5.3 to match the needs of larger deployments.... read more

Posted by Amy Abascal 2009-02-11

GroundWork Monitor User Survey

Have you downloaded GroundWork Monitor Community
Edition? If so, we'd like to know how it went
for you.

Telling us about how far along you got in the
process, what you think of GroundWork Monitor so
far, and why you are using it is extremely
valuable to us; so valuable that for completing
the survey, we will reward you with $49 in free
training!

Completing the survey should only take about ten
minutes. It can be found at
http://www.groundworkopensource.com/survey... read more

Posted by Amy Abascal 2008-12-23

5.3 alpha program announced

GroundWork Announces GroundWork Monitor 5.3

Pre-Release for Open Source Community Trial and Testing

Trial enables community members to get an early preview of Nagios 3.0 integration with GroundWork Monitor Community Edition

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—November 11, 2008—GroundWork Open Source, Inc. (www.groundworkopensource.com), the leader in commercial open source systems and network management software, today announced a pre-release version of GroundWork Monitor Community Edition 5.3. The latest version of GroundWork’s flagship product is integrated with Nagios 3.0 and free to the open source community for testing and trial.... read more

Posted by Amy Abascal 2008-11-11

5.2.1 Service Pack 4 Released

5.2.1 Service Pack 4 is released and available.

Service Pack 4 (SP4) addresses these issues that some of you have been experiencing:

1. Monarch commit takes along time to complete when there are large numbers of contact group assignments to services

2. Feeders, Event Broker, and the Foundation JMS queue have been reconfigured for optimized message throughput.

3. MySQL GWCollage database has been tuned (my.cnf, connection pools increased, and schema optimizations).... read more

Posted by Peter Mui 2008-07-22

GroundWork Monitor 5.2 Virtual Appliance Released

We are excited to announce the release of the GroundWork Monitor Community Edition 5.2 VMWare Virtual Appliance and step-by-step install guide. Download them both here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=160654&package_id=222764

Posted by Amy Abascal 2008-06-02

Patched Released for GW Monitor Community Edition 5.2.1

NOTE: An issue has been found with contact groups in the GroundWork Monitor 5.2.1 release. A patch for this issue is located here and should be applied immediately after verifying your installation.

http://internap.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gwmos/groundwork-patch-GWMON-5071-04.tgz

Posted by Amy Abascal 2008-05-28

Problem with GroundWork Monitor 5.2.1

GroundWork Monitor 5.2.1 has an issue with assigning contact groups directly to hosts and services. There is a patch in the works, but you may wish to consider delaying implementation until the patch is available for download.

Sorry 'bout that! -Peter

Peter Mui, Community Director
GROUNDWORK Open Source, Inc.
139 Townsend Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94107-1946
+1 415 992 4573
pmui@groundworkopensource.com
www.groundworkopensource.com... read more

Posted by Peter Mui 2008-05-22

GroundWork Monitor Community Edition 5.2.1 now available

GroundWork Monitor Community Edition 5.2.1 is now downloadable from SourceForge. This is a minor release which fixes some bugs with 5.2 (see the Release Notes for full information.)

Please download, install, and try it. If you find problems, please post about them in the GroundWork Open Source forums at:

http://www.groundworkopensource.com/community/forums/

and, if appropriate, file a bug report here: ... read more

Posted by Peter Mui 2008-05-21

Please take the GroundWork Monitor Survey!

Please take the GroundWork Monitor Survey at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=N8NznGhSy_2bb_2b5wzr5g5FTA_3d_3d

It should take about ten minutes to complete. Taking the survey makes you eligible for cash prizes (whoo-hoo!) -- all respondents who complete the survey and elect to provide us with their contact information at the end of the survey will be entered into a random draw for one of three prizes:
1st prize - $200 Amazon gift certificate
2nd prize - $100 Amazon gift certificate
3rd prize - free seat in a Getting Started with GroundWork training class.... read more

Posted by Peter Mui 2008-05-02

Installer Patch for GWMCE 5.2

installerpatch_5.2.0.pl addresses a bug with the Installer software; while trying to install java, the Installer would not allow you to unless the software was jdk-1.5.0_06. This issue has been addressed with the installerpatch_5.2.0.pl to allow version 06 or the latest released version of Java JDK 1.5

To use it: copy the installerpatch-5.2.0 script in the groundwork-installer directory. Run the script from within this directory.
Then run the run_install.sh script.... read more

Posted by Peter Mui 2008-04-10

GroundWork Hosts BayLISA Monitoring SIG with Ethan Galstad

Nagios®* Creator Ethan Galstad to present on Wednesday at GroundWork Open Source Headquarters

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—April 8, 2008—GroundWork Open Source, Inc. (http://www.groundworkopensource.com), the leader in commercial open source systems and network management software, announced that Ethan Galstad, creator and lead developer for Nagios, will present at this week’s BayLISA Monitoring SIG at GroundWork’s headquarters in San Francisco. On Wednesday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m. PDT, Galstad will provide exclusive insight into the new features and functionality of the recently released Nagios 3.0.... read more

Posted by Amy Abascal 2008-04-08

GroundWork Monitor Community Edition 5.2 now GA

GroundWork Monitor Community Edition 5.2 is now downloadable from SourceForge. This is a major release which includes:

- A new scripted installer
- Auto discovery and configuration of devices
- Updates to Nagios, NSCA, plugins and syslog-ng
- Many bug fixes and minor enhancements

Please download, install, and try it. If you find problems, please post about them in the GroundWork Open Source forums at:... read more

Posted by Peter Mui 2008-03-24

GroundWork Monitor Community Edition 5.2 Beta Now Available

An unstable, beta release of GroundWork Monitor Community Edition 5.2 is now downloadable from SourceForge. This is a major release which includes:

- A new scripted installer
- Auto discovery and configuration of devices
- Updates to Nagios, NSCA, plugins and syslog-ng
- Many bug fixes and minor enhancements

We need your help testing the release: please download, install, and try it. If you find problems, please post about them here and, if appropriate, file a bug report here:... read more

Posted by Peter Mui 2008-03-03

Low-cost, Live Training for GroundWork Monitor Now Available

GroundWork Open Source now offers live, online 4 hour class covers installing GroundWork Monitor Open Source, monitoring hosts, setting up notifications, and support. It's a great way to get started with IT monitoring.

Who should attend? Anyone who is responsible for the installation, configuration or maintenance of the GroundWork Open Source product. The training is designed for the network engineer/administrator who is already familiar with networking concepts such as IP addressing, routing, and L2 switching.... read more

Posted by Peter Mui 2008-02-20

Ubuntu Install and Build Betas Now Available

A Beta version of GroundWork Monitor Open Source (GWMOS) for Ubuntu is now available, both as .deb install packages and as a build process. It is downloadable from SourceForge at:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=160654&package_id=251167

It's a 150 Mb compressed tar file (groundwork-monitor-os-5.1.0-02.deb.ubu606.i386.tar.gz) that when unpacked consists of 1) a Foundation .deb install package 2) a GroundWork Monitor Open Source-core .deb install package and 3) the installation instructions: these are the same as the accompanying "Release Notes" on SourceForge.... read more

Posted by Peter Mui 2008-01-22

Ubuntu Install and Build Packages now Available

An alpha version of GroundWork Monitor Open Source (GWMOS) for Ubuntu is now available, both as .deb install packages and as a build process. It is downloadable from SourceForge at:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=160654&package_id=251167

It's a 150 Mb compressed tar file (groundwork-monitor-os-5.1.0-ubu606.i386.tar.gz) that when unpacked consists of 1) a Foundation .deb install package and 2) a GroundWork Monitor Open Source-core .deb install package. There are also accompanying installation instructions ("Release Notes" on SourceForge).... read more

Posted by Peter Mui 2007-11-06

New Beginners' Guides Published in Italian & English

GroundWork has published our updated versions of the Beginners' Guide in English & Italian. These are community contributed documents which are a testament that open source works. Thanks to Marco Reale for his work on this project!

Download them here!
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=160654&package_id=245099&release_id=549794

Posted by Amy Abascal 2007-10-26

GWMOS Bootable ISO 5.1.0-3 released

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WHAT'S NEW (October 23, 2007)

1) Seeded with configuration data to monitor three public websites (two DNS servers and GroundWork's web site) and the machine running GroundWork out-of-the-box

2) Some minor fixes to existing configurations to provide clearer initial monitoring

Posted by Amy Abascal 2007-10-23

Ganglia-to-GroundWork Integration Module beta now available!

The Ganglia-to-GroundWork Integration Module allows Ganglia, an IT monitoring system for large clusters and grids, to easily integrate with and interface with other popular open-source tools through GroundWork Monitor. GroundWork Monitor operator views, dashboards reports, notifications and configuration tools can now be shared with data generated by the Ganglia system. Documentation and all the necessary code are downloadable in a single, small zip file (640K).

Posted by Peter Mui 2007-10-09

5.1.3-3 Released -fixes installation problem

We just released 5.1.3-3 for 32-bit RHEL4 & 32-bit RHEL5. This fixes the broken foundation rpm which would not install properly on some systems. All other platforms should use 5.1.3-2.

Posted by Amy Abascal 2007-09-21

GroundWork Monitor 5.1 ISO can now export configuration file

GroundWork Monitor Open Source 5.1 Bootable ISO
July 2, 2007 Peter Mui, pmui@groundworkopensource.com

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WHAT'S NEW (July 2, 2007)

1) Save your configuration data: you can now copy GroundWork config files
from a running ISO/CD to a USB thumb drive for transfer to another GroundWork
installation

2) SSH added: you can now communicate with client nodes securely.... read more

Posted by Amy Abascal 2007-07-03

GWMOS 5.1 for 64-bit RHEL4 & SUSE 10 Released Today!

Great News! GroundWork has released GroundWork Monitor 5.1 for 64-bit RHEL 4 & SUSE 10, today! Downloads are available now on SourceForge.

For more info, plugins, and documentation, see http://www.groundworkopensource.com/downloads/ or http://www.groundworkopensource.com/products/

For community info and forums, go to http://www.groundworkopensource.com/community/

We expect to release GWMOS for RHEL 5, next week.

Posted by Amy Abascal 2007-05-31

GroundWork Monitor 5.1 Stable Bootable ISO -Now Avaialable!

This bootable ISO of GroundWork Monitor Open Source (GWMOS),
is a simple, superfast mechanism for evaluating GWMOS while
setting up temporary monitoring quickly at any site: just
pop in the CD and boot! As a physical CD, it should boot
cleanly in any x86-compatible computer, or boot the ISO image
in avirtualized environment such as VMWare or Xen.

This bootable ISO is built on a CentOS 4-based liveCD
implementation that automatically boots, logs you in, launches
Firefox and starts up GroundWork with all the associated
services such as apache, Nagios(R), MySQL, and RRDtool. When
booted from a physical CD, everything runs in the computer's
virtual memory: the hard drive of the hostcomputer is never touched.... read more

Posted by Amy Abascal 2007-05-18