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Nagios XI wizards make setup a snap for network monitoring

One of my last TechMails to ever be published by TechRepublic is Nagios XI wizards make setup a snap for network monitoring. This tip looks at using Nagios XI, a really slick commercially-backed install of Nagios with a really incredible GUI frontend for configuring Nagios. Anyone who has configured Nagios by hand using vim and a stack of text files will appreciate the web interface to configure it from top to bottom.

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Remotely monitor servers with the Nagios check_by_ssh plugin

This week's TechMail is Remotely monitor servers with the Nagios check_by_ssh plugin which discusses using the check_by_ssh plugin in Nagios to get local plugin results from remote systems, via ssh. I use this to monitor my VPS and other remote systems so I can see things like load average, disk usage, etc. on remote systems without setting up the Nagios remote monitoring stuff. Works fantastic.

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Learning more about Nagios for server monitoring

This week's TechMail is Learning more about Nagios for server monitoring which reviews the book Learning NAGIOS 3.0 published by Packt Publishing. This is a pretty decent book for anyone interested in learning more about Nagios. It taught me, who's been using Nagios for some time, a few new tricks. Not necessarily a good read, but a darn fine reference manual (although reading from front to back would be good ...

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hddtemp wrapper for Nagios

I was bored tonight so I wrote a wrapper for hddtemp for Nagios monitoring. I have a bit of a quirky setup for Nagios where I run the local system checks on remote systems via netcat, ipsvd, and a script to handle the query. This allows me to monitor remote drive space, current users, total processes, and current load. Using hddtemp, I can now monitor the temperature of the drives in those ...

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