How to Monitor MySQL Logs with Nagios Log Server

Many times when you run out of disk space on the Nagios XI server or you don’t shut down the VM properly, you end up with crashed tables in the MySQL database. One way to solve this issue is to monitor the mysqld.log for errors, and fix the problems in a timely matter. You can easily achieve this goal by monitoring the MySQL logs via  Nagios Log Server.

In this article, I will show you how to set up MySQL monitoring in Nagios Log Server, how to use simple searches and how to filter the results. Continue reading ‘How to Monitor MySQL Logs with Nagios Log Server’

Nagios XI VMware Virtualization Wizard Released

Nagios Enterprises is excited to announce the release of the VMware Virtualization Wizard for Nagios XI.

The VMware Virtualization Wizard monitors your VMware virtual environment by offloading the VMware checks to a vSphere Management Assistance (vMA) appliance.

This is achieved by utilizing the plugin box293_check_vmware, which has been written specifically for use on the vMA. Troy Lea (the author of box293_check_vmware) received a lot of feedback at the VMworld Conference after giving his talk on the plugin.

Why use the box293_check_vmware plugin? The plugin utilizes the VMware SDK. The SDK is notoriously CPU and Memory hungry, which can easily overload and cripple your Nagios XI host. By offloading the plugin to the vMA appliance, your Nagios XI server will not be affected as you monitor your VMware virtual environment.

The VMware Virtualization Wizard and installation instructions are available for download from the Nagios Exchange.

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Nagios Cloud Solutions Now Available in Frankfurt Amazon EC2 Region

TheAmazon Web Services (AWS) latest Nagios XI, Network Analyzer, and Log Server – Amazon EC2 cloud images have been pushed out to the following additional location:

  • Europe (Frankfurt)

The Nagios cloud images are an excellent opportunity to leverage the capabilities of Nagios XI, Network Analyzer, and Log Server in your environment without having the upfront expense of dedicated hardware and maintaining the ability to upgrade your system with virtually zero downtime.

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Nagios Log Server Available in Amazon EC2

Amazon Web Services (AWS)We are pleased to announce that you can now easily launch your Nagios Log Server monitoring server in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). We have clean CentOS 6 images with Nagios Log Server pre-installed available for public and customer use. This makes it extremely easy for Nagios Log Server administrators to start additional servers without the need to procure or invest in hardware. Additionally, those wishing to demo Nagios Log Server can easily do so using the cloud.

Nagios Log Server is a powerful enterprise-class log monitoring and management application that allows organizations to quickly and easily view, sort, and configure logs from any source on any given network. Log Server is designed to analyze, collect, and store log data based on custom specifications, and provide users with extended insight into the data on their network’s infrastructure. Continue reading ‘Nagios Log Server Available in Amazon EC2′