Instant Nagios Starter [Instant]

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Learn in an Instant - Short, Fast, Focused
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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Install Nagios with minimal fuss on any Unix and Linux platform
  • Harness the flexibility of Nagios for intelligent monitoring
  • Utilize Nagios data for reporting and data visualization

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 46 pages
Release Date : May 2013
ISBN : 178216250X
ISBN 13 : 9781782162506
Author(s) : Michael Guthrie
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Networking and Servers, Linux Servers, Networking & Telephony, Open Source

Table of Contents

Instant Nagios Starter
  • Instant Nagios Starter
    • So, what is Nagios?
    • Installation
      • Step 1 – What do I need?
      • Step 2 – Prerequisites
      • Step 3 – Downloading and extracting Nagios and Nagios plugins
      • Step 4 – Compiling and installing
        • Nagios Core
        • Nagios plugins
      • Step 5 – The Nagios directory structure
      • Step 6 – Installing NRPE and NRDP
        • NRPE
        • NRDP
      • Step 7 – Post installation setup
        • Web access
        • Adding services to system startup
        • SELinux
        • Firewall rules
      • And that's it!
    • Quick start – Monitoring hosts and services
      • Step 1 – Modifying nagios.cfg
      • Step 2 – Adding a host
      • Step 3 – Adding a service
      • Step 4 – Creating and assigning contacts
      • Step 5 – Verifying configuration and restarting Nagios
    • Top 5 features you'll want to know about
      • Active checks using agents
        • Active checks with NRPE
        • Active checks with NSClient++
      • Passive checks for remote locations
      • Incident management and alerting
      • Data visualization and reporting
        • Nagios reports
        • Performance graphing
        • NagVis
        • Nagios BPI
        • Ndoutils
      • Nagios basic troubleshooting
    • People and places you should get to know
      • Official sites
      • Articles and tutorials
      • Communities
      • Blogs
      • Twitter

Michael Guthrie

Michael Guthrie is the lead developer at Nagios enterprises and has developed new features and add-ons for Nagios Core, Nagios XI, and Nagios Fusion. Michael started his IT career at Nagios Enterprises as a student developer writing documentation and new components for Nagios Core and Nagios XI, as well as giving technical support. At work, Michael particularly enjoys working on UI development, performance tuning, and data visualizations. When he's not at work he enjoys spending time with his family, being outside, and working on his house.

Michael started his jobs at Nagios Enterprises by writing a substantial amount of documentation for Nagios XI, which is now the Nagios XI Administrator's Manual.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Downloading and installing Nagios Core from source on Unix as well as Linux platforms
  • Monitoring public services such as websites and TCP ports
  • Exploring common scenarios for alerting and event handling
  • Utilizing the flexibility of checking and alerting for intelligent monitoring
  • Monitoring public services such as websites and TCP ports

In Detail

Whether your project is large or small, the world demands reliability from its information technology. Nagios provides an effective solution to monitor any type of technology, whether it is hardware, software, or business processes. No company wants to lose face because of poor reliability; it is better to know where the problems are before your customers do!.

Instant Nagios Starter is a powerful tool, teaching you how to use Nagios as a monitoring solution and how it can be set up for intelligent monitoring as well as incident response.

You will learn the fundamentals of how Nagios works and getting Nagios up and running in your environment. Get introduced to the key functionalities of Nagios and learn how to implement them for effective monitoring. With installation and setup broken down into easy-to-follow steps, you will be equipped with all the resources you’ll need to extend Nagios’ capabilities for any of your monitoring needs. Furthermore, learn to efficiently utilize the different tools that Nagios employs for monitoring, alerting as well as incident management.


Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks.A concise guide, written in an easy-to-follow format.

Who this book is for

Instant Nagios Starter is an outstanding resource for system engineers, administrators and developers, with a basic understanding of the Linux command line Readers should have access to a test system or virtual machine with Linux installed to follow the given examples.

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