Learning Nagios 3.0 Table of Contents

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Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Installation and Configuration
Chapter 3: Using the Nagios Web Interface
Chapter 4: Overview of Nagios Plugins
Chapter 5: Advanced Configuration
Chapter 6: Notifications and Events
Chapter 7: Passive Checks and NSCA
Chapter 8: Monitoring Remote Hosts
Chapter 9: SNMP
Chapter 10: Advanced Monitoring
Chapter 11: Chapter 11: Extending Nagios
Index

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • Introduction to Nagios
    • Benefits of Monitoring Resources
    • Main Features
    • Soft and Hard States
    • What's New in Nagios 3.0?
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2: Installation and Configuration
    • Installation
      • Upgrading from Previous Versions
      • Prerequisites
      • Obtaining Nagios
      • Setting up Users and Groups
      • Nagios Compilation
      • Registering Nagios as a System Service
    • Nagios Configuration
      • Main Configuration File
      • Macro Definitions
      • Configuring Hosts
      • Configuring Services
      • Configuring Commands
      • Configuring Time Periods
      • Configuring Contacts
      • Templates and Object Inheritance
      • Introduction to Notifications
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Using the Nagios Web Interface
    • Setting up the Web Interface
      • Configuring the Web Server
      • Accessing the Web Interface
      • Troubleshooting
    • Using the Web Interface
      • Tactical Overview
      • Status map
    • Managing Hosts
      • Status
      • Host Information
    • Managing Services
      • Status
      • Service Information
    • Managing Downtimes
      • Downtimes Status
      • Scheduling Downtimes
    • Managing Comments
    • Nagios Information
      • Process Information
      • Performance Information
    • Reports
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Overview of Nagios Plugins
    • Standard Network Plugins
      • Checking If a Host is Alive
      • Testing Connectivity over TCP and UDP
    • Monitoring Email Servers
      • POP3 and IMAP Checks
      • SMTP Daemon Testing
    • Monitoring Network Services
      • FTP Server
      • DHCP Tests
      • Verifying the Nagios Daemon
      • Testing Web Sites
    • Monitoring Database Systems
      • MySQL
      • PostgreSQL
      • Oracle
      • Other Databases
    • Storage Space
      • Virtual Memory Monitoring
      • Monitoring IDE/SCSI SMART
      • Checking Disk Space
      • Testing Free Space for Remote Shares
    • Resource Monitoring
      • System Load
      • Checking Processes
      • Monitoring Logged-in Users
    • Miscellaneous Plugins
      • APT Updates Checking
      • UPS Status Checking
      • LM Sensors
      • Dummy Check Plugin
      • Manipulating Other Plugins' Output
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7: Passive Checks and NSCA
    • What are Passive Checks?
    • Configuring Passive Checks
    • Passive Checks—Hosts
    • Passive Checks—Services
    • Troubleshooting Passive Checks
    • What is NSCA?
    • Obtaining NSCA
    • Compiling NSCA
    • Configuring the NSCA Server
    • Sending results over NSCA
    • Security Concerns
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8: Monitoring Remote Hosts
    • Monitoring over SSH
    • Configuring SSH
    • Using the check_by_ssh Plugin
    • Performing Multiple Checks
    • Troubleshooting SSH-Based Checks
    • Introduction to NRPE
    • Obtaining NRPE
    • Compiling NRPE
    • Configuring the NRPE Daemon
    • Installing NRPE as a System Service
    • Configuring Nagios for NRPE
    • NRPE and Command Arguments
    • Other Approaches
    • Troubleshooting NRPE
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9: SNMP
    • Introduction to SNMP
    • Data Objects
    • Working with SNMP and MIB
    • Graphical Tools
    • Setting up an SNMP Agent
    • Using SNMP from Nagios
    • Receiving Traps
    • Additional Plugins
    • Summary
  • Chapter 10: Advanced Monitoring
    • Monitoring Windows Hosts
    • NSClient++
    • Performing Tests via check_nt
    • Performing Checks with NRPE Protocol
    • Passive Checks using NSCA Protocol
    • Distributed Monitoring
    • Obsessive Notifications
    • Configuring Nagios Instances
    • Freshness Checking
    • Summary
  • Chapter 11: Chapter 11: Extending Nagios
    • Introduction
    • Active Checks
    • Writing Plugins the Right Way
    • Checking Websites
    • Monitoring VMware
    • Your Own Notifications
    • Managing Nagios
    • Using Passive Checks
    • Summary

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