Using WordPress as an Enterprise Alerts Database

Good monitoring systems are a must in an enterprise environment. We use Nagios as our main monitor to keep an eye on system load, disk use, CPU utilization, and other items of interest. We also have several built-in monitoring systems, like HP’s blade center software, and VMware’s Virtual Center, as well as a few one-off scripts that monitor something here or there that I haven’t gotten around to integrating into Nagios yet. All of these monitoring systems send emails to either our desktops or our cell phones as text messages, depending on the severity of the alert. There was a time when these emails were simply lost forever once they were deleted from our inbox or phone, until I setup a WordPress install on our control server and created simple database for storing the alerts as blog posts.

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