Monthly Archive for March, 2011

Visualizing Alerts Through A Different Lens

We’re constantly looking at ways to visualize data faster and easier.  One of the solutions that’s being worked on is a new graph of alerts.  Watch for this to be available for Nagios XI in the next few months.

Designing Monitoring Solutions For MSPs

As noted previously, we have many clients that are managed service providers.  Designing an effective monitoring solution that works for their clients and their business needs can sometimes be challenging.  We’ve put together a high-level document that describes some methods for designing monitoring solutions that can work for MSPs and other companies that need to monitor remote networks.

Read the document: Monitoring Architecture Solutions For MSPs.pdf

Monitoring Remote Windows Machines Passively

Many of our clients are Managed Service Providers (MSPs).  The challenges they face when monitoring their clients’ networks vary greatly, but a common problem they face is how to monitor remote Windows machines that are located behind a firewall.

A simple solution to this challenge involves configuring the NSClient++ agent to act as a passive agent which reports it status to Nagios.  We’ve written a document that describes the steps needed to configure passive monitoring of Windows boxes.

Read how to do it:  Using NSClient For Passive Checks.pdf

Easy Configuration Of Passive Checks Into Nagios

Passive checks are extremely useful for integrating information from external applications and agents.  They’re also the primary method of monitoring remote machines that are behind firewalls, proxies, and on private networks.

In an effort to simplify the setup of new remote agents and applications with Nagios XI, we developed a method for easily capturing and configuring new passive host and service check results.

Read How To Do it: Monitoring Unconfigured Objects With XI.pdf