Source: Cnet News.com
“Plat'Home, a Linux company from Japan that specializes in combining eco-friendly, small, tough hardware with their own version of Linux, is announcing another in their series of MicroServers. Kanshi BlockS Pro, made to monitor servers and various network applications, is now available in North America.”
Picture by Plat'Home Kanshi Blocks Pro
Would it be possible to use Cross Platform Extentions to monitor this Linux monitoring box? An Linux agent for their SSD/Linux distribution should be created first ;-)
SSD/Linux is the Linux distribution developed by Plat'Home, for use with the MicroServer series. The distribution is optimized to fit on a small internal ROM, while offering all necessary functions for networking and peripheral devices.
The name of the distribution is derived from its place of development, Sotokanda in Tokyo, in imitation of BSD. It is published under a BSD-style open license.
255 servers max? I guess for <a href="http://firewireshop.stores.yahoo.net/kablpro.html">$1400.00</a> in a small shop with next to no monitoring it'd be alright. But it doesn't seem like it would offer us anything more then an old desktop with MRTG, Cacti, OpenNMS, Nagios or one of the dozen other tools I can think of offhand.
XPlat is EXTREMELY cool, but you need to be able to install an "agent" on it, indeed.
Xplay agent packages basically consist of openwsman, openpegasus AND the SCX CIM provider for openpegasus which is not YET available.
Anyway, in the meantime you could still probably use Syslog to monitor it...