Nagios Core Administration Cookbook

Nagios Core Administration Cookbook

The perfect publication for approach directors who are looking to circulation their community tracking to a sophisticated point. This ebook covers the robust positive aspects and adaptability of Nagios middle, and its recipes may be utilized to almost any network.


  • Monitor nearly something in a network.
  • Control notifications on your community via configuring Nagios Core.
  • Get a deal with on most sensible practices and time-saving configuration tools for a leaner configuration.
  • Use the net interface to regulate notification behaviour at the fly and for scheduled outages, with no restarts
  • Pull Nagios Core's facts right into a database to put in writing shrewdpermanent customized studies of your personal devising

In Detail

Network tracking calls for considerably greater than simply pinging hosts. This cookbook can assist you to comprehensively try out your networks' significant services on a typical basis.

"Nagios middle management Cookbook" will allow you to use Nagios center as a tracking framework that is familiar with the layers and subtleties of the community for clever tracking and notification behaviour.

Nagios center management consultant introduces the reader to equipment of extending Nagios middle right into a community tracking resolution. The ebook starts off by way of masking the elemental constitution of hosts, providers, and contacts after which is going directly to speak about complex utilization of tests and notifications, and configuring clever behaviour with community paths and dependencies. The cookbook emphasizes utilizing Nagios center as an extensible tracking framework. via the top of the ebook, you are going to study that Nagios middle is able to doing even more than pinging a bunch or to envision if web content respond.

What you are going to examine from this book

  • Finding, fitting, and writing your personal plugins, and studying to reference them as Nagios middle instructions to be used as host and repair exams, together with workarounds for making tests via tricky community layouts corresponding to these utilizing community handle Translation.
  • Managing notifications to ship the proper of notifications to the fitting humans on the correct time, and defining touch tools in addition to basic electronic mail messages, together with an instance of automated touch rotation.
  • In-depth examples of utilizing the normal set of Nagios Plugins for universal community tracking wishes, with dialogue of well-known equipment for tracking the result of SNMP queries.
  • Remote tracking the right way to deal with the events the place Nagios middle can't without delay money a service's prestige over the community, to examine issues corresponding to database servers that basically pay attention in the community, or units without SNMP OIDs exported.
  • Defining community constitution and dependencies in Nagios center to allow it to accomplish its notification habit extra intelligently, and let you in a short time locate the "root" of specific difficulties; additionally how you can mirror this constitution within the community map as soon as outlined, or even beautify it.
  • Best practices for handling Nagios middle configuration to make it leaner, extra powerful, and higher fitted to programatically producing configuration as laid out in different systems.
  • Automating different interactions with Nagios middle, together with utilizing passive tests to trace projects being played either in the neighborhood and in different elements of the community, or operating scripts instantly based on tests; additionally comprises dialogue of constructing your personal reviews or vizualisations utilizing immediately exported facts from the system.


This e-book is written in Cookbook type, starting with recipes in response to simple constitution which steadily progresses in the direction of utilizing Nagios middle as a tracking framework.

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