I am apparently horrible at estimating how long things will take but I am really getting close now. The alpha version will be for the brave and hardy to shake down the UI. For the last week I have been working on implementing all of the most useful Nagios commands. This part is pretty tedious because there are a lot of forms and the forms all implement a little business logic to build the command correctly. I will probably do the first release after I am done building all these command forms (Maybe this weekend if my wife lets me stay inside
Below are a couple points of what to expect with the 1st release.
* The UI will have everything needed for monitoring. In some cases like the status map and the reporting I simply wrapped the nagios UI in an iFrame minus the left hand menu. You can see an example of this in the status map screen shot in my first post.
* Actual Cacti integration will be weak at first. The UI is of course fully integrated into Cacti. There is a one way Nagios to Cacti host sync, and a php script that makes getting Nagios perfdata very easy. Easy does not mean automatic but I think it will be very useful for people wanting to trend nagios perfdata.
* There are numerous other data points where deeper integration into Cacti makes sense. Those will come some time after the 1st alpha release.
* Requirements: For those that want to get ready the requirments are pretty rigid at the moment. PHP 5.2, Cacti 0.8.7b, Nagios 3.0, ndoutils-1.4b7.