Occasionally NEMS gets mentioned in publications or podcasts. Here's my list of the times I've caught it. If you know of others, please let me know in the Community Forum.
Novaspirit Tech featured NEMS Linux 1.5.2, presenting it as a viable network monitoring solution on the Raspberry Pi 4 that, while free, is a strong alternative to some popular asset monitoring solutions.
In this short introduction to NEMS Linux, Don shares his excitement about NEMS Linux and how he's been experimenting with it as an asset monitor even back on a Raspberry Pi 3. "A basic thing like setting up a ping or something like that is pretty simple, and if you have a small office or home office, this works just as well, and it's very, very valuable to anyone monitoring their network. I would definitely give it a try."
The host explains part of the appeal of NEMS verses a do-it-yourself approach to deploying Nagios on a Raspberry Pi: "You go to a browser and you go to the IP of the device. It's got a beautiful interface on top of it, which I think is specific to NEMS." - and that it is. He goes on, after explaining how he bought a Pi 2 specifically to run Nagios but found the setup to be daunting, "This is what I've been looking for for nearly a year: Just an out of the box solution for putting Nagios on your Raspberry Pi ... BOOM, done."
Under the terms of the CC-BY-SA license under which they release their show, I've archived the sound bite and you can listen here.
In the episode, the hosts discuss not only the basics of what Nagios is (and even how to pronounce it) but how to obtain and deploy the legacy 1.1 release of NEMS Linux, getting a "ready to use" Nagios deployment on a Raspberry Pi 3.
"Because an enterprise monitoring service is going to help you and your IT department to figure out what assets are having trouble; what assets are running great. To have a dashboard—an overview—to be able to see what's going on on your network... I use the 'hard drive space is low' on the server for example, or maybe the backup drive is almost out of space... you need to know these things, but you may not go around to every computer and figure it out. So using something like Nagios, you're going to be able to monitor these things."