[CentOS] Nagios on CentOS 4.5

Dave Augustus davea at ingraftedsoftware.com
Thu Nov 15 04:53:20 UTC 2007


On Wed, 2007-11-14 at 17:05 -0700, Jason Ross wrote:

> I tried the rpms but I had already used 3.0 and so it was pretty
> confusing.
> I followed the quickstart guide for fedora on the nagios site with
> only minor changes.
> 
> Nagios is up and running, i have it checking linux servers, windows
> servers, firewalls and a web sensor.
> I even have it emailing me through my postfix box.
> 
> I just have issues with lockups, in truth it could be some thing other
> than Nagios however, all my other servers run CentOS 4.5 and this one
> is the only one with the issue, and i have tried it on 2 separate
> servers, so i assume it is nagios.
> 
> 
> Is there a methodology for properly diagnosing issue with nagios and
> thus eliminating it as the cause??
> 
> 
> 
> Jim Perrin wrote: 
> 
> > On Nov 14, 2007 5:09 PM, Jason Ross <jross at medvoice.com> wrote:
> >   
> > 
> > >  No dice. The entire /var dir is less than 120 megs, and there are no large
> > > logs.
> > >     
> > 
> > 
> > Okay, lets back up a bit here, because nagios is definitely not the
> > easiest of applications.
> > Dag/RPMForge maintain rpm packages for nagios, which eliminate 99% of
> > the setup headache. Those packages handle permissions, user creation,
> > etc. Mostly all you have to do is configure the monitoring portion of
> > it, and edit /etc/httpd/conf.d/nagios.conf to allow access as you see
> > fit.
> > 
> > There's a wiki how-to on wiki.centos.org at
> > http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Nagios and while it references older
> > versions of nagios, the instructions still hold true for the 2.x tree.
> > 

I have been running with these packages for 3 years- no worries. On
Centos since 3.x with nagios 2.x

Works great!



> > Note that the 3.x tree is still in beta, and has several issues which
> > may keep new users from getting it working properly.
> > 

Ditto!
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