Occasionally we get support requests from admins who need to uninstall Nagios XI in order to perform a fresh install or complete a move of XI to another server. In order to facilitate the cleanup and removal of Nagios XI on an old system, we put together a simple uninstall script and related documentation.
You can read the document here: Uninstalling_Nagios_XI.pdf
The 2011 LinuxQuestions.org Member’s Choice Awards voting is going on now and Nagios is a candidate for the best Network Monitoring Application. Show your love for Nagios by voting in the poll. The poll closes this Thursday (February 9th), so don’t delay.
NOTE: If you haven’t participated on the LQ forum, before you’ll have to create an account and post a new message before you can vote.
Managing a Nagios XI server is an important requirement to ensure that the monitoring server can be configured to meet organizational needs and that application updates (patches and upgrades) can be applied. Nagios XI servers that are placed on remote networks often requires that an administrator configures firewalls and routers to allow access to management features.
We wrote a short document that describes the requirements for and methods of managing remote Nagios XI servers. To learn more, read the document on Nagios Exchange.
We’ve had a number of requests from customers that need SMS notification capabilities in Nagios XI. SMS provides a method for sending out-of-band (OOB) notifications over the cellphone network, thereby increasing the reliability and dependability of receiving critical alerts and notifications. This can be especially helpful if you need to receive alerts from your Nagios server in your data center when your Internet connection fails.
To facilitate reliable SMS notifications, we integrated the Multi-Tech iSMS GSM modem with Nagios XI. You can find the integration documentation and component at the links below:
Documentation: MultiTech iSMS Integration With Nagios XI
Component: Multi-Tech iSMS Nagios XI Notification Component
A new Nagios XI user asked us to integrate a dashboard into Nagios XI that could be used to display the status of everything that’s being monitored on a NOC screen. We modified an existing project to work with Nagios XI’s authorization functions and voila – a new awesome operations screen for Nagios!
You can download the opscreen component from Nagios Exchange.
Our team is excited that Nagios was just awarded Best Web Tool by the folks at WebHostingSearch.com.
W00t! SecTools.org has released their list of top 125 security tools and Nagios is listed at #69. See the listing at http://sectools.org/tool/nagios/
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We have numerous MSPs (Managed Service Providers) and organizations using Nagios XI that like the idea of being able to customize the landing page (aka the “home page”) that users see when they login to the Nagios XI interface.
We thought this would be an extremely useful addon for Nagios XI, so we built a new homepage modification component that can accomplish just that!
Continue reading ‘Customized Landing Pages For XI Users Now Available’
We’ve had a lot of folks ask about Nagios’ capability of monitoring Microsoft Exchange servers. There are a number of plugins that have been capable of doing so for a while now, but our customers wanted something easier. Thus, we decided to create a nice Exchange server monitoring wizard.
We’ve tested the wizard with Exchange Server 2010. If you’ve got an older version of Exchange, give it a try and let us know how it works for you!
Get the Exchange Server wizard on Nagios Exchange