Monthly Archive for May, 2014

Using the New SLA Report within Nagios XI 2014

New to Nagios XI 2014, is the ability to generate reports based on service level agreement (SLA) statistics. In addition to the already included Availability Report, the SLA Report gives you the ability to prove, via already monitored hosts and services within your Nagios system, that you are meeting or exceeding those pesky up-time agreements.

Options for SLA Reporting in Nagios 2014

As per traditional Nagios XI reporting capabilities, there are a wide variety of included time periods that will fit most use cases, as well as the ability to generate reports based on custom time periods. Reports can also be filtered by Host, Hostgroup, and Servicegroup for maximum flexibility when only specific hosts and services need to have reports generated. The final important aspect when generating a report is the modifiable SLA Target value. This allows you up to 5 points of precision when generating reports and can fully calculate the five 9s(99.999%) used in so many cases.

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Check Out the New Scheduled Backups Component in Nagios XI 2014

One of the coolest new features in Nagios XI 2014, is the Scheduled Backups Component. Backups may not sound cool and exciting, but in the event that your Nagios system has a major issue, or you want to restore on a fresh system, having off-disk backups can be a lifesaver. The Scheduled Backups Component also makes backups extremely easy and straight forward! Are you excited yet? If not, you’ll get there once we are done going through the many available options.

To get started head over to your local Nagios XI machine, and log into the web interface. Once you’re in, open up the Admin page and select Scheduled Backups, down on the bottom left area of your interface. You should see all three backup options are initially disabled, and there is currently no last backup size, as none have been run.

Nagios XI 2014 Scheduled Backup Component

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Monitoring Your MongoDB Database and Server with the New Wizards in Nagios XI 2014

Every once in a while, a new database pushes to the front of the news. These databases generally bring a renewed schema and some neat tricks and features others may not offer. Due to the increasing popularity of MongoDB NoSQL databases, we have designed two new wizards for use with Nagios XI 2014: the MongoDB Database Wizard, and MongoDB Server Wizard. Continue reading ‘Monitoring Your MongoDB Database and Server with the New Wizards in Nagios XI 2014’

Nagios Network Analyzer Available in Amazon EC2 Cloud

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

Nagios Network Analyzer is a commercial-grade network flow data analysis solution that provides organizations with extended insight into their IT infrastructure and network traffic. Network Analyzer allows you to be proactive in resolving outages, abnormal behavior, and security threats before they affect critical business processes. Continue reading ‘Nagios Network Analyzer Available in Amazon EC2 Cloud’