Nagios Core Administration Cookbook - Second Edition

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  • Manage the configuration of Nagios Core with advanced techniques to achieve fine detail in your checks
  • Find, install, and even write your own check plugins
  • Filter notifications to send them to the right people or programs at the right time
  • Work around difficult network accessibility issues and delegate checks to other machines
  • Tweak a Nagios Core server to achieve both high performance and redundancy in case of disaster
  • Process the results of checks performed by other machines to monitor backups and similar processes
  • Extend Nagios Core to allow advanced scripting, reporting, and network visualization behavior

Nagios Core is an open source monitoring framework suitable for any network that ensures both internal and customer-facing services are running correctly and manages notification and reporting behavior to diagnose and fix outages promptly. It allows very fine configuration of exactly when, where, what, and how to check network services to meet both the uptime goals of your network and systems team and the needs of your users.

This book shows system and network administrators how to use Nagios Core to its fullest as a monitoring framework for checks on any kind of network services, from the smallest home network to much larger production multi-site services. You will discover that Nagios Core is capable of doing much more than pinging a host or to see whether websites respond.

The recipes in this book will demonstrate how to leverage Nagios Core's advanced configuration, scripting hooks, reports, data retrieval, and extensibility to integrate it with your existing systems, and to make it the rock-solid center of your network monitoring world.

  • Master the advanced configuration techniques of Nagios Core to model your network better by improving hosts, services, and contacts
  • Filter and improve the notifications that Nagios Core sends in response to failed checks, which can greatly assist you when diagnosing problems
  • Pull Nagios Core's data into a database to write clever custom reports of your own devise
Page Count 386
Course Length 11 hours 34 minutes
ISBN 9781785889332
Date Of Publication 29 Feb 2016


Tom Ryder

Tom Ryder is a systems administrator living in New Zealand who works for an internet services provider. He loves terminals, text editors, network monitoring and security, Unix and GNU/Linux, shell script, and programming in general. He is also the author of the Nagios Core Administration Cookbook.