After a protracted wait, RiverMuse has finally released its open source fault management system. Binaries for Fedora Core 9 are available for immediate download. More technical details when the source code download link works. Update: oops, bit early on this, RiverMuse isn’t officially released until 5pm today, 28 July 2009.
Looks like RiverMuse may just be coming close to a release next week after a considerable delay (around six months) if the latest RiverMuse tweet is authoritative. RiverMuse is supposed to be a next-generation systems management tool that just happens to be open source as well. With the people involved in RiverMuse, including such network management luminaries like Philip Tee, Predrag Mutavdzic, and Mike Silvey, we can expect big things from them.
… at least the public release anyway. I expect if you work somewhere interesting, then it may be worthwhile contacting them in the meantime. RiverMuse are aiming their offerings solidly at Tivoli, Micromuse and OpenView event correlation users. RiverMuse are going to be using an open core strategy, so far blazed by Zenoss and Hyperic, in the network management space. The open core product is RiverMuse FreeCool and the feature added, for sale product, will be RiverMuse ProCool.
John Willis on his excellent CloudDroplets #7 podcast mentioned a very interesting development in the enterprise open source network management space. RiverMuse is an open source enterprise fault management system designed to replicate the functionality of IBM Tivoli & HP OpenView. RiverMuse has been developed by the original founding team of both Micromuse and RiverSoft. The software isn’t available yet, it was due first week of November. I’ll let you know when it’s released.