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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

Viewing configuration in the web interface

In this recipe, we'll learn how to view a table of all the objects currently configured for the running Nagios Core instance. This is a very convenient way to view how the system has understood your configuration. If you use a lot of configuration tricks, such as object inheritance and patterns for hostnames, this can really help you make sense of things.

Some administrators aren't aware of this feature, because it's tucked away at the bottom of the Nagios Core web interface's navigation menu. It's very simple to use as there are only really two steps involved.

Getting started

You will need access to the Nagios Core web interface, and permission to run commands from the CGIs. The sample configuration installed by following the Quick Start Guide grants all the necessary privileges to the nagiosadmin user when authenticated via HTTP.

If you find that you don't have this privilege, then check the authorized_for_configuration_information directive in /usr...