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Nagios Core Administration Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Tom Ryder
Book Image

Nagios Core Administration Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Tom Ryder

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Nagios Core Administration Cookbook Second Edition
About the Author
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Chapter 11. Automating and Extending Nagios Core

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Allowing and submitting passive checks

  • Submitting passive checks from a remote host with NSCA

  • Submitting passive checks in response to SNMP traps

  • Setting up an event handler script

  • Tracking host and service states with Nagiosgraph

  • Reading status in a MySQL database with NDOUtils

  • Reading status from a Unix socket with MK Livestatus

  • Writing customized Nagios Core reports

  • Getting extra visualizations with NagVis

  • Writing custom Nagios Core management scripts