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  • Nagios XI – How to Monitor Apache Cassandra Distributed Databases

    This document describes how to configure Nagios® XI™ to monitor Apache Cassandra distributed database implementations in order to ensure that data, as well as the hardware housing it, is operating properly.

    This document is intended for use by Nagios XI Administrators who wish to configure Nagios XI to monitor Apache Cassandra distributed databases.

  • Nagios XI – Log Locations and Descriptions

    This document describes the Nagios Core, Nagios XI, and system logs on a Nagios XI server, including the locations and a brief descriptions of their potential contents and diagnostic uses.

    This document is intended for use by Nagios XI Administrators who want to have a better understanding of the logging architecture in Nagios XI and wish to diagnose potential Nagios XI issues with or without the help of Nagios Support.

  • How To Monitor Website Defacement With Nagios XI

    This document describes how use the Website Defacement Wizard to monitor your websites for defacement, modification and malicious insertions with Nagios® XI™. The Website Defacement Wizard provides an automated method for monitoring your website for defacement, and notifies you when your website contains undesirable content.

    This document is intended for use by Nagios XI Administrators and end-users who want to monitor their websites for defacement.

  • Integrating Nagios Incident Manager with Nagios XI

    This document describes how to integrate Nagios XI events with Nagios Incident Manager. It is intended for use by Administrators who wish to automatically create and manage Nagios XI incidents in Nagios Incident Manager. This document assumes the reader has both Nagios XI and Nagios Incident Manager installations already completed.

  • Nagios Certified Administrator - Core - Exam Prep Guide

    This 160-page guide is designed to prepare the reader for the Nagios Certified Administrator - Core certification exam. The guide covers aspects of installing and managing Nagios Core on a daily basis. More information on Nagios certification is available at http://www.nagios.com/services/certification

    Note: This guide is only available to customers who have purchased a self-paced training subscription.

  • Installing Nagios Core From Source

    This documentation describes how to install Nagios Core from source on CentOS, Ubuntu, and RHEL.

     

  • Nagios Certified Professional - Core - Exam Prep Guide

    This 150-page guide is designed to prepare the reader for the Nagios Certified Professional - Core certification exam. The guide covers aspects of understanding Nagios Core and using its features and functionality on a daily basis. More information on Nagios certification is available at http://www.nagios.com/services/certification

    Note: This guide is only available to customers who have purchased a self-paced training subscription.

  • Passive Monitoring with NRDS

    Nagios Remote Data Sender, or NRDS is a component installed on a Nagios XI server that allows the administrator to create and manage configurations and plugins to be deployed with a passive agent that can be installed on a variety of operating systems.  The passive agents downloads the current configuration and the required plugin from the Nagios XI server and run the checks and posting the results to the XI server.

  • Nagios Remote Data Sender (NRDS) Tutorial

    This video tutorial demonstrates Nagios Remote Data Sender, or NRDS. NRDS is a component installed on a Nagios XI server that allows the administrator to create and manage configurations and plugins to be deployed with a passive agent that can be installed on a variety of operating systems. The passive agents downloads the current configuration and the required plugin from the Nagios XI server and run the checks and posting the results to the XI server.

  • Using Nagios As A Security Tool - Website Defacement

    This video is a Part 1 of the series on using Nagios as a security tool. It will show you how to use Nagios XI to monitor your website for a specific string.