Monthly Archive for May, 2012

Nagios XI Agents for Solaris and AIX

If your environment includes Solaris or AIX systems, a solution is now available to ease monitoring of those system with Nagios XI. The Nagios XI NRPE agent provides a simple agent installer for the target system and a wizard that provides useful defaults when configuring Nagios XI to monitor the target system. Nagios XI agents for Solaris and AIX have been released. The Solaris agent has been tested on Solaris 10, both x86 and SPARC. The AIX agent has been tested on both AIX 5.3 and 6.1.

To use the Solaris agent, download the agent, agent installation instructions, and wizard. The same agent installer works for both SPARC and x86 systems.

To use the AIX agent, download the agent, agent installation instructions and wizard. The same agent installer works for both AIX 5.3 and AIX 6.1

An HP-UX agent is also in the works. An announcement will be made here where it is available.

Nagios Fusion 2012 Preview

Need a simpler solution for scaling Nagios?  Distributed monitoring environments often contain several Nagios servers in order to cover multiple geographic or network locations, or sometimes just to scale large enough on a single network.  Nagios Fusion 2012 is a central dashboard and data aggregation for all of your Nagios installations.  Fusion 2012 will integrate seamlessly with Nagios XI and Nagios Core 3.x installs, and requires no additional configuration changes on any of your Nagios servers.  Here’s a highlight of the current feature list:


  • Unified authentication for all Nagios XI servers
  • User-defined, customizable dashboards and menus
  • Easily drill down to any Nagios server to find problems
  • Fused Tactical Overview information
  • Fused Health Summaries for Nagios servers
  • Fused  Alert Summary
  • Fused Alert Histogram
  • Fused Top Alert Producers
  • Several new data visualizations


The power exists in Nagios Fusion to aggregate almost any information across multiple Nagios installs.  The main question we’re looking at from here is: “What do users want to see in their central Nagios dashboard?”  We’re interested in getting some user feedback for ideas on this project as well as some beta testers for the upcoming release.  Here are some screenshots to give an idea as to what is to come.


Nagios Remote Data Sender Windows (NRDS_Win)

Nagios Remote Data Sender for Windows, enables passive monitoring over HTTP.  Great for situation where Nagios can’t reach target Windows machines, but the Windows machines can reach Nagios.


Now available for download at Nagios Exchange:


NDOUtils 1.5.1 Available

A new release of NDOUtils (1.5.1) is now available from SourceForge. This version fixes a potential problem with the way the data is sent from Nagios Core module to the process that inserts data into the database.