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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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Scheduling downtime for a host or service

In this recipe, we'll learn how to schedule downtime for a host or service in Nagios Core. This is useful to elegantly suppress notifications for some predictable period of time; a very good example of this is when servers require downtime to be upgraded or to have their hardware checked.

In this example, we'll demonstrate how to schedule downtime for a host named, and we'll examine the changes it makes in the web interface.

Getting ready

You should have a Nagios Core 4.0 or newer server with a definition for at least one host, at least one service, and some idea of when you would like your downtime to be scheduled. You should also have a working web interface, as per the standard installation of Nagios Core 4.0.

You should also have Nagios Core configured to process external commands and have given your web interface user the permissions to apply them. If you are logging in as the nagiosadmin user as per the recommended quick start...