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Nagios Core Administration Cookbook

By : Tom Ryder
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Nagios Core Administration Cookbook

By: Tom Ryder

Overview of this book

Network monitoring requires significantly more than just pinging hosts. This cookbook will help you to comprehensively test your networks' major functions on a regular basis."Nagios Core Administration Cookbook" will show you how to use Nagios Core as a monitoring framework that understands the layers and subtleties of the network for intelligent monitoring and notification behaviour. Nagios Core Administration Guide introduces the reader to methods of extending Nagios Core into a network monitoring solution. The book begins by covering the basic structure of hosts, services, and contacts and then goes on to discuss advanced usage of checks and notifications, and configuring intelligent behaviour with network paths and dependencies. The cookbook emphasizes using Nagios Core as an extensible monitoring framework. By the end of the book, you will learn that Nagios Core is capable of doing much more than pinging a host or to check if websites respond.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Nagios Core Administration Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

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 into a MySQL database with NDOUtils

  • Writing customized Nagios Core reports

  • Getting extra visualizations with NagVis