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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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Using the network map

In this recipe, we'll build on having configured a simple network hierarchy as described in the Creating a network host hierarchy recipe in this chapter by examining this hierarchy in the network map (or status map) in the Nagios Core web interface. The network map takes the form of a generated graphic showing the hierarchy of hosts and their current states. It allows filtering to show specific hosts and clicking hosts to navigate through larger networks.

Getting ready

You will need to run Nagios Core 4.0 or a newer server and have access to its web interface. You will also need permission to view the states of hosts, preferably all hosts. You can arrange this by adding your username in the authorized_for_all_hosts directive, normally in /usr/local/nagios/etc/cgi.cfg; for example, for the user tom, you can execute the following:


By default, the nagiosadmin user should have all the necessary permissions to view the complete map.