Jan 152008
 

Nagios® is an Open Source enterprise grade host, service and network monitoring program. Nagios is a host and service monitor designed to alert network problems. Nagios is designed to run under linux but works fine under most *NIX variants as well. The monitoring daemon runs intermittent checks on hosts and services you specify using external “plugins” which return status information to Nagios. When problems are encountered, the daemon can send notifications out to administrative contacts in a variety of different ways (email, instant message, SMS, etc.). Current status information, historical logs, and reports can all be accessed via a web browser.

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Jan 152008
 

If you have jumped into this post directly then it is worth having a look at first three parts of this installation procedure from the following links

1. Install and configure the pre-requisites

2. Install Nagios Binaries & CGI

3. Install Nagios Plugins

The final part of this four part installation procedure for Nagios installation covers the setup of webinterface for nagios, setup CGI authentication and user authentication using htpasswd for nagios website.

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Jan 152008
 

Part 3 of the four part installation procedure for Nagios involves the installation of Nagios Plugins with the pre-requisites and the actual Nagios Binaries already installed.

If you have jumped directly into this article, then it is worth to check the following:

Part 1 Install and Configure Pre-requisites for Nagios

Part 2 Install Nagios 2.10 in Debian4.0 r2 with Apache2

Nagios Plugin Version: 1.4.11 (at the time of writing this article)

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Jan 152008
 

Part 2 of the four part installation procedure for Nagios involves the actual install of the Nagios Binaries itself. Here we cover the download, and installation of the latest stable version of Nagios.

If you jumped directly into this article, its worth having a look into the installation and configurations of the Nagios pre-requisites at the link below

1. Install and configure the pre-requisites

Nagios Version: Nagios 2.10 (at the time of writing this article)

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Jan 152008
 

As part 1 of the four part installation procedure of Nagios Open Source Monotioring Solution, this covers the basics and installation and configuration of pre-requisites for Nagios before proceeding to the actual installation of Nagios binaries.

 The Pre-requisites that needs to be installed and configured for Nagios are

GNU compiler Collection (debian gcc package)
Make package to install the binaries (make)
Apache Webserver (apache2)
PHP 5 (php5)
php5-gd php5-cgi modules
Nagios Users
Setup Nagios Root Directory
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Jan 012008
 

Nagmin is webmin module for Nagios and is a versatile tool that manages and compliments Nagios. Unfortunately, Nagios will only support the Nagios 1.x versions and not the 2.x versions for the reason that the MySQL database support is no more available on Nagios 2.x versions. Nagmin had its very active work done sometime in 2004 and unfortunate it is not taken any further. However, in its last available state, it is still a very powerful tool to administer Nagios. Being an Admin myself, I wouldn’t prefer a different admin tool than Nagmin for Nagios.

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