The ideal book for System Administrators who want to move their network monitoring to an advanced level. This book covers the powerful features and flexibility of Nagios Core, and its recipes can be applied to virtually any network.
Monitor almost anything in a network
Control notifications in your network by configuring Nagios Core
Get a handle on best practices and time-saving configuration methods for a leaner configuration
Use the web interface to control notification behaviour on the fly and for scheduled outages, without restarts
Pull Nagios Core's data into a database to write clever custom reports of your own devising
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.