On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Denis GERMAIN <dt.germain@gmail.com> wrote:
If people have to migrate their production server in RHEL 5 to RHEL 6 to get basic Shinken working, I feel that this is somewhat less true : in my last job, I proposed Shinken as an alternative and I had to get python26 along with native python 2.4 of the production RHEL 5.4. This is not impossible to do, but neither is it trivial. I don't know if I am an exception, but I have a lot of RHEL 5 running and I still need a few RHEL 4 for some dusty software that no one knows how to upgrade.

From my point of view, if you want to test shinken, you setup a new VM with RHEL or CentOS 6, you won't install on the same server of Nagios to test.
If Shinken can work more or less out-of-box with the latest stable version of the major distributions on the production servers (aka Debian and RHEL/CentOS), it's enough.