Informing the IBM Community

Shield Advanced Solutions release V2.0 of Nagios Monitoring plugin for IBM i – AAG  


Choose AAG to keep and ‘eye’ on their IBM i. Shield’s simple to install, highly functional solution for monitoring your environment. Using the notification options not only reduces operator workload but can also prevent minor issues becoming major problems. The frequency of some checks requires they perform at the highest level possible; this is something that Version 2.0 has continued to improve.

AAG 2.0 provides 128 ready-made checkpoints along with lots of other enhancements in the works. We have converted all our current clients to the new level and the feedback has been very positive, especially for some of the new features. We are constantly improving the product and have a lot of exciting new options in the pipeline that will make the user experience even better.
Chris Hird – Director

New features in AAG 2.0 include a new installation wizard for clients who are running Nagios XI – reducing the drama and complexity for IBM i installations. Installation and configuration of a new IBM i system for monitoring now takes far less time than before due to the automated scripts that the wizard provides.

Implementation of graphical views using Grafana has been added to the Shield distribution of Nagios which is proving popular in the user community.

New checks added this release :

  • Support for BRMS and PowerHA
  • Support for MiMiX
  • WRKPRB support
  • Damaged object checks
  • Library checks
  • Device status

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A client recently praised AAG, “This is just what we needed! The software does exactly what Shield says it does and provides our support team peace of mind and the ability to be more proactive!”

AAG initially announced in November 2021, is a solution to integrate IBM i into any Nagios monitoring configuration. This plugin has been developed by Shield Advanced Solutions Ltd and provides an exceptional number of data points with the choice of a simplified or detailed view, providing a simple to use overview of your infrastructure’s status. AAG is highly scalable with alert distribution via Email and Pushover Notifications.

Shield Advanced Solutions, established in Toronto 1997, has a reputation for simple to install and maintain solutions for the IBM i as well as above and beyond customer support.

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