Shinken is a new implementation of Nagios in AGLv3 written in Python. The main goal of Shinken is to allow users to have a fully flexible architecture for their monitoring system that can easily scale to large environments. It’s as simple as in all marketing “cloud computing” slides, but here it’s real!
Shinken is backward compatible with the Nagios configuration standard and plugins. It works on any operative system and architecture that supports Python, which includes Windows and Mac OS X/Darwin.
It’s not ready for production environments, but it good enough for qualification ones!