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  • Nagios XI - Configuring Core Contacts to Use XI's phpmailer SMTP Settings

    This document describes how to configure non-XI user (Core) contacts to use the SMTP phpmailer settings from the email management interface.

    This document is intended for use by Nagios XI Administrators who wish to configure Core contacts to use the XI email configuration (including SMTP relay settings) without the (previously) required link to an XI user.

  • How To Monitor Apache ActiveMQ With Nagios XI

    This document describes how to use custom Apache ActiveMQ plugins and checks to monitor your Apache ActiveMQ server with Nagios XI. Specifically, this document shows you how to set up Nagios XI to get up to date information on how many objects are in the ActiveMQ server queue.

    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 ActiveMQ systems.

  • Nagios XI – Understanding User Macros

    This document describes how to implement and use user macros in a working environment. This is useful for users who want to obfuscate sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, etc. User macros are helpful in specifying paths to plugins and event handlers. In addition, user macros allow strings with illegal characters (Such as ! and $) to be used in the Core Configuration Manager.

    This document is intended for use by Nagios XI Administrators that wish to obfuscate arguments that may contain sensitive information.

  • 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 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.