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  • How to Integrate the Bischeck Plugin Extension with Nagios XI

    This document describes how to install and configure the Bischeck plugin extension for use with Nagios® XI™ in order to dynamically monitor Linux machines with time-based thresholds. The Bischeck extension is an application that sends passive checks to a Nagios server, specifically relating to dynamic and adaptive thresholds that change over time.

    This document is intended for use by Nagios XI Administrators who wish to monitor dynamic behavior of applications and Linux machines over time. It is assumed that the reader has a working Nagios XI installation and is comfortable with the Linux command line.

  • Nagios XI – How To Monitor An AKCP SensorProbe2 Using SNMP

    This document describes how to monitor an AKCP sensorProbe2 device with Nagios® XI™ in order to be alerted when temperature, humidity, or other environmental variables exceed specific thresholds.

    This document outlines how to monitor the Dual Temperature/Humidity sensor connected to the sensorProbe2, however various AKCP intelligent sensors can be connected via the RJ45 connectors to the sensorProbe devices and then monitored in Nagios XI in a similar manor.

    The sensorProbe2, sensorProbe4, sensorProbe8 and Probe8-X20 are intelligent devices for monitoring environmental variables and notifies you through SNMP alerts to prevent any issues when environmental variables change.

    This document is intended for use by Nagios XI Administrators who want to monitor an AKCP sensorProbe2 Dual Temperature/Humidity Sensor device via SNMP.

  • Nagios XI – Integrating Apache Tomcat Checks

    This document describes how to add custom Apache ActiveMQ plugins and checks “namely check_activemq” to your Nagios XI server.

    This document is intended for use by Nagios XI administrators who wish to take advantage of the ability to check the health and vital statistics of their Apache Tomcat systems.

  • Using Nagios BPI v2

    This document describes how to fully utilize the Nagios Business Process Intelligence (or BPI) component for Nagios XI. This document
    contains the following instructions:

    BPI Overview Installation and Setup for Nagios XI The BPI User Interface BPI Permissions Summary Understanding the BPI Group Logic Service Checks for BPI Groups Manual configuration, XML Output, and Troubleshooting

    This document is intended for use by and Nagios XI Administrators who wish to create “Business Processes” out of hosts and services in their monitoring environments.

  • 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.