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Monitor the End of the World (or any other event of your choosing) with Nagios XI!

Nagios XI is extremely flexible, perhaps more flexible than most people realize!

To showcase the flexibility of Nagios XI, President and Founder of Nagios – Ethan Galstad, has developed the plugin Doomsday Check  to monitor an arbitrary doomsday date (of your choosing) with customizable warning and critical thresholds.

Although this plugin may not be very practical in a networking environment, it’s fun to play around with and is definitely worth a try.


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If you would like to use this plugin, simply download it here to your plugins directory (/usr/local/nagios/libexec/), make it executable (`chmod +x check_doomsday.php`), and create a service for it.

You can find more information on how to manage plugins in Nagios XI in this document. If you are an XI customer you may also watch this video.

If you are new to Nagios XI, you can test drive it free for 60 Days by downloading the trial.

Also, the Nagios World Conference is fast approaching! Register here today!