Friday, October 30, 2009

Installing Nagios 3 on Ubuntu Server 9.10

Follow these steps to installing Nagios 3 on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Server Edition:
# sudo apt-get install nagios3
Just follow on-screen instruction. After that, setting up user to access the Nagios web interface:
# sudo htpasswd -c htpasswd.users nagios
   New password:
   Re-type new password:
   Adding password for user nagios
Open up http://localhost/nagios3, enter your username and password you've just created. For configuring the services and hosts you want to monitor, go to /etc/nagios3/conf.d directory and you will see several base file for nagios (.cfg). For now, Nagios 3 is already running and what you have to do next.. configuring your host file for monitoring purposes.

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