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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