The NagAconda Python tool helps when writing plugins for the Nagios monitoring tool and is available in its first open release.
Because developer Shaun M. Thomas found programming Nagios plugins as "something of a black art," he wrote the NagAconda tool based on the Nagios plugin development guidelines to simplify the process. The Python program produces plugins usable by Nagios.
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