NEMS Linux

is creating the world's easiest and most affordable Nagios server

135

patrons

$555

per month
A letter from the creator of NEMS Linux

I'm so excited about NEMS. I feel like I've created something that needed to be created. Nagios is notoriously difficult to setup and configure, and I'm working hard to make NEMS the easiest out-of-the-box experience ever -- and one that runs on affordable hardware.

You're here with me at the start of something great. Years from now, you and I will look back and say, "Wow, it started there. I helped build this." and that's exactly what Patreon helps you to do: help me build this.

Let's do this together!

I know there are some NEMS users who simply wanted to give it a try to see what it's all about. But then there are those of us who deployed NEMS Linux for a very specific reason: to save many, many hours of work.

To the first group, I hope you'll consider becoming a Patron having found NEMS to be a great tool on your network. For the second group, I hope you'll acknowledge the time NEMS has saved you, and take this on as an expense. I'll never charge for NEMS, but Patreon lets you say "Wow, this is a great service Robbie is providing, and I want to help him do it by putting some money into it each month."

No matter your reason for being here, pick the tier you're most comfortable with, and let's make NEMS the best it can be!

Thank you!
Robbie Ferguson // The Bald Nerd

Important Note for Patrons

NEMS Linux is free to download and use. I've worked hard to create interesting and useful perks for Patrons to enjoy, but these do not make NEMS Linux a commercial product. By becoming a Patron at any level, you are choosing to support me and the development of NEMS Linux. You are not buying NEMS Linux. It's still a free product, but your support comes with perks.

With this thought in mind, please remember that I am one guy developing NEMS Linux in his free time. The offer of priority support to Patrons means what free time I dedicate to NEMS will be prioritized to assist Patrons first. It does not mean that you are paying for commercial support, nor does it mean that I can always be on call or able to provide immediate resolution to every problem. It simply means that if I have two calls come in and one is from you, a Patron, I'll respond to yours first.

Thank you for choosing to support NEMS Linux, and its nerdy developer, me!

NEMS Status

NEMS is an established product. The first release was on May 8, 2016. Since then, there have been several major releases and exciting progress to get NEMS to where it is today. Check out the changelogs to see for yourself:
https://docs.nemslinux.com/changelogs

NEMS Linux is continually evolving, and with every major release and every minor update, it becomes better and better. There are times when bugs creep in, and I do my best to remediate these as quickly as possible. I appreciate each and every user who takes the time to report any issues encountered, and the patience as I work out a solution.

Patron Perks

NEMS Linux is free. So I've setup perks to give something back to Patrons and add value to your monthly contribution. Please review the various support tiers, and let me know if you need something customized.

All patrons, at any level, will receive early download access to major NEMS Linux releases.

Please Play Fair: Remain a Patron for a minimum of one month.

Some folks have signed up as a Patron, downloaded the Patron-only releases and then canceled their patronage. It's hard not to take that as a slap in the face, but I'd prefer to give those users the benefit of the doubt and convince myself they simply don't understand how Patreon works. When you sign up as a Patron, you are not charged until the first week of each month. So if you sign up, download, and cancel your patronage, I will not receive your donation. Please ensure you remain a Patron for 1 month before canceling. Though of course, if you like what I'm doing with NEMS, please continue supporting me and the project while you have means to do so.

About NEMS Linux
NEMS Linux (nemslinux.com), short for Nagios Enterprise Monitoring Server, is a modern pre-configured, customized and ready-to-deploy Nagios Core image designed to run on low-cost micro computers. At its core NEMS is a lightweight Debian Linux deployment optimized for performance, reliability and ease of use.

NEMS Linux is free to download, deploy, and use. It is created by Robbie Ferguson (that's me!)--the host of Category5 Technology TV. As a free product, NEMS' development is supported by its community of users. Your patronage will help me further improve NEMS, offset the cost to operate, code, update and distribute NEMS, and even allow me to do things like purchase other SBC's to port NEMS Linux to. I also dream of being able to buy ad space to promote NEMS, and would even like to be able to afford to donate NEMS appliances to charities who could benefit from it.
Tiers
Patrons Only
$1 or more per month

Patrons will get to learn about new features before they're publicly released and learn more about what's going on behind the scenes and gain access to Patron-only content and early releases.

Includes Discord rewards
Video Tutorials
$3 or more per month

Early access to video tutorials as they are created, plus access to the NEMS Vlog (at least one video per month) and access to Patron-only content.

Includes Discord rewards
Help me help you
$5 or more per month
Priority one-on-one support, early-access to video tutorials/vlog and access to Patron-only content.
Includes Discord rewards
NEMS Cloud Services for 1 NEMS Server
$8 or more per month

NEMS Cloud Services (including encrypted off-site NEMS Migrator backup) for 1 NEMS Server, priority one-on-one support, early-access to video tutorials/vlog and access to Patron-only content.

Includes Discord rewards
Your name in shiny colors
$10 or more per month

Your name (or alias) listed on our web site and in the changelogs for the current release, NEMS Cloud Services for 1 NEMS Server, priority one-on-one support, early-access to video tutorials/vlog and access to Patron-only content.

Includes Discord rewards
NEMS Cloud Services for 3 NEMS Servers
$22 or more per month

Your name (or alias) listed on our web site and in the changelogs for the current release, NEMS Cloud Services for up to 3 NEMS Servers, priority one-on-one support, early-access to video tutorials/vlog and access to Patron-only content.

Includes Discord rewards
NEMS Cloud Services for 5 NEMS Servers
$35 or more per month

Your name (or alias) listed on our web site and in the changelogs for the current release, NEMS Cloud Services for up to 5 NEMS servers, priority one-on-one support, early-access to video tutorials/vlog and access to Patron-only content.

Includes Discord rewards
NEMS Cloud Services for 10 NEMS Servers
$60 or more per month

Your name (or alias) listed on our web site and in the changelogs for the current release, NEMS Cloud Services for up to 10 NEMS servers, priority one-on-one support, early-access to video tutorials/vlog and access to Patron-only content. 

Includes Discord rewards
NEMS Cloud Services for 20 NEMS Servers
$100 or more per month

Your name (or alias) listed on our web site and in the changelogs for the current release, NEMS Cloud Services for up to 20 NEMS servers, priority one-on-one support, early-access to video tutorials/vlog and access to Patron-only content. 

Includes Discord rewards
Corporate Sponsorship - Early-Bird Rate
$150 or more per month only 2 left

Your company can be an official sponsor of NEMS Linux! Your logo, complete with a link to your web site, will appear both on our official web site and on the NEMS dashboard of all NEMS servers. That's a lot of exposure for just $1,800 per year!


Please note: This special sponsorship tier does not include any other rewards and the special early bird pricing is limited to 3 sponsors.

NEMS Cloud Services for 50 NEMS Servers
$200 or more per month

Your name (or alias) listed on our web site and in the changelogs for the current release, NEMS Cloud Services for up to 50 NEMS servers, priority one-on-one support, early-access to video tutorials/vlog and access to Patron-only content.

Includes Discord rewards
Corporate Sponsorship - Tier 2 Rate
$250 or more per month only 5 left

Your company can be an official sponsor of NEMS Linux! Your logo, complete with a link to your web site, will appear both on our official web site and on the NEMS dashboard of all NEMS servers. That's a lot of exposure for just $3,000 per year!


Please note: This special sponsorship tier does not include any other rewards and the special pricing is limited to 5 sponsors.

Corporate Sponsorship - Regular Rate
$400 or more per month

Your company can be an official sponsor of NEMS Linux! Your logo, complete with a link to your web site, will appear both on our official web site and on the NEMS dashboard of all NEMS servers. That's a lot of exposure for just $4,800 per year!


Please note: This special sponsorship tier does not include any other rewards.

Goals
$555 of $680 per month
NEMS Linux for Docker. This is no easy task as NEMS is an entire distro (operating system), not a single application. If Docker support will be possible, it will likely be by creating a simulated systemd environment within a Docker container, allowing Docker to treat NEMS more like a virtual machine than a Docker app. Help me get there!
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A letter from the creator of NEMS Linux

I'm so excited about NEMS. I feel like I've created something that needed to be created. Nagios is notoriously difficult to setup and configure, and I'm working hard to make NEMS the easiest out-of-the-box experience ever -- and one that runs on affordable hardware.

You're here with me at the start of something great. Years from now, you and I will look back and say, "Wow, it started there. I helped build this." and that's exactly what Patreon helps you to do: help me build this.

Let's do this together!

I know there are some NEMS users who simply wanted to give it a try to see what it's all about. But then there are those of us who deployed NEMS Linux for a very specific reason: to save many, many hours of work.

To the first group, I hope you'll consider becoming a Patron having found NEMS to be a great tool on your network. For the second group, I hope you'll acknowledge the time NEMS has saved you, and take this on as an expense. I'll never charge for NEMS, but Patreon lets you say "Wow, this is a great service Robbie is providing, and I want to help him do it by putting some money into it each month."

No matter your reason for being here, pick the tier you're most comfortable with, and let's make NEMS the best it can be!

Thank you!
Robbie Ferguson // The Bald Nerd

Important Note for Patrons

NEMS Linux is free to download and use. I've worked hard to create interesting and useful perks for Patrons to enjoy, but these do not make NEMS Linux a commercial product. By becoming a Patron at any level, you are choosing to support me and the development of NEMS Linux. You are not buying NEMS Linux. It's still a free product, but your support comes with perks.

With this thought in mind, please remember that I am one guy developing NEMS Linux in his free time. The offer of priority support to Patrons means what free time I dedicate to NEMS will be prioritized to assist Patrons first. It does not mean that you are paying for commercial support, nor does it mean that I can always be on call or able to provide immediate resolution to every problem. It simply means that if I have two calls come in and one is from you, a Patron, I'll respond to yours first.

Thank you for choosing to support NEMS Linux, and its nerdy developer, me!

NEMS Status

NEMS is an established product. The first release was on May 8, 2016. Since then, there have been several major releases and exciting progress to get NEMS to where it is today. Check out the changelogs to see for yourself:
https://docs.nemslinux.com/changelogs

NEMS Linux is continually evolving, and with every major release and every minor update, it becomes better and better. There are times when bugs creep in, and I do my best to remediate these as quickly as possible. I appreciate each and every user who takes the time to report any issues encountered, and the patience as I work out a solution.

Patron Perks

NEMS Linux is free. So I've setup perks to give something back to Patrons and add value to your monthly contribution. Please review the various support tiers, and let me know if you need something customized.

All patrons, at any level, will receive early download access to major NEMS Linux releases.

Please Play Fair: Remain a Patron for a minimum of one month.

Some folks have signed up as a Patron, downloaded the Patron-only releases and then canceled their patronage. It's hard not to take that as a slap in the face, but I'd prefer to give those users the benefit of the doubt and convince myself they simply don't understand how Patreon works. When you sign up as a Patron, you are not charged until the first week of each month. So if you sign up, download, and cancel your patronage, I will not receive your donation. Please ensure you remain a Patron for 1 month before canceling. Though of course, if you like what I'm doing with NEMS, please continue supporting me and the project while you have means to do so.

About NEMS Linux
NEMS Linux (nemslinux.com), short for Nagios Enterprise Monitoring Server, is a modern pre-configured, customized and ready-to-deploy Nagios Core image designed to run on low-cost micro computers. At its core NEMS is a lightweight Debian Linux deployment optimized for performance, reliability and ease of use.

NEMS Linux is free to download, deploy, and use. It is created by Robbie Ferguson (that's me!)--the host of Category5 Technology TV. As a free product, NEMS' development is supported by its community of users. Your patronage will help me further improve NEMS, offset the cost to operate, code, update and distribute NEMS, and even allow me to do things like purchase other SBC's to port NEMS Linux to. I also dream of being able to buy ad space to promote NEMS, and would even like to be able to afford to donate NEMS appliances to charities who could benefit from it.

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Tiers
Patrons Only
$1 or more per month

Patrons will get to learn about new features before they're publicly released and learn more about what's going on behind the scenes and gain access to Patron-only content and early releases.

Includes Discord rewards
Video Tutorials
$3 or more per month

Early access to video tutorials as they are created, plus access to the NEMS Vlog (at least one video per month) and access to Patron-only content.

Includes Discord rewards
Help me help you
$5 or more per month
Priority one-on-one support, early-access to video tutorials/vlog and access to Patron-only content.
Includes Discord rewards
NEMS Cloud Services for 1 NEMS Server
$8 or more per month

NEMS Cloud Services (including encrypted off-site NEMS Migrator backup) for 1 NEMS Server, priority one-on-one support, early-access to video tutorials/vlog and access to Patron-only content.

Includes Discord rewards
Your name in shiny colors
$10 or more per month

Your name (or alias) listed on our web site and in the changelogs for the current release, NEMS Cloud Services for 1 NEMS Server, priority one-on-one support, early-access to video tutorials/vlog and access to Patron-only content.

Includes Discord rewards
NEMS Cloud Services for 3 NEMS Servers
$22 or more per month

Your name (or alias) listed on our web site and in the changelogs for the current release, NEMS Cloud Services for up to 3 NEMS Servers, priority one-on-one support, early-access to video tutorials/vlog and access to Patron-only content.

Includes Discord rewards
NEMS Cloud Services for 5 NEMS Servers
$35 or more per month

Your name (or alias) listed on our web site and in the changelogs for the current release, NEMS Cloud Services for up to 5 NEMS servers, priority one-on-one support, early-access to video tutorials/vlog and access to Patron-only content.

Includes Discord rewards
NEMS Cloud Services for 10 NEMS Servers
$60 or more per month

Your name (or alias) listed on our web site and in the changelogs for the current release, NEMS Cloud Services for up to 10 NEMS servers, priority one-on-one support, early-access to video tutorials/vlog and access to Patron-only content. 

Includes Discord rewards
NEMS Cloud Services for 20 NEMS Servers
$100 or more per month

Your name (or alias) listed on our web site and in the changelogs for the current release, NEMS Cloud Services for up to 20 NEMS servers, priority one-on-one support, early-access to video tutorials/vlog and access to Patron-only content. 

Includes Discord rewards
Corporate Sponsorship - Early-Bird Rate
$150 or more per month only 2 left

Your company can be an official sponsor of NEMS Linux! Your logo, complete with a link to your web site, will appear both on our official web site and on the NEMS dashboard of all NEMS servers. That's a lot of exposure for just $1,800 per year!


Please note: This special sponsorship tier does not include any other rewards and the special early bird pricing is limited to 3 sponsors.

NEMS Cloud Services for 50 NEMS Servers
$200 or more per month

Your name (or alias) listed on our web site and in the changelogs for the current release, NEMS Cloud Services for up to 50 NEMS servers, priority one-on-one support, early-access to video tutorials/vlog and access to Patron-only content.

Includes Discord rewards
Corporate Sponsorship - Tier 2 Rate
$250 or more per month only 5 left

Your company can be an official sponsor of NEMS Linux! Your logo, complete with a link to your web site, will appear both on our official web site and on the NEMS dashboard of all NEMS servers. That's a lot of exposure for just $3,000 per year!


Please note: This special sponsorship tier does not include any other rewards and the special pricing is limited to 5 sponsors.

Corporate Sponsorship - Regular Rate
$400 or more per month

Your company can be an official sponsor of NEMS Linux! Your logo, complete with a link to your web site, will appear both on our official web site and on the NEMS dashboard of all NEMS servers. That's a lot of exposure for just $4,800 per year!


Please note: This special sponsorship tier does not include any other rewards.