Author Archive for Sam Lansing

How to Monitor Domain Expiration with Nagios XI 2014

Nagios XI - Domain Expiration WizardAnyone who rents or owns a domain knows that its registration will expire unless it is renewed. An expired domain can cause loads of issues for groups who rely on the accessibility of said domain whether they are large or small. One major issue that can stem from an expired domain in which you may have forgotten to renew is that a “squatter” could potentially register that domain under their own name and grab your valuable traffic for themselves. With the new Domain Expiration Wizard you can monitor down to the day of when your domain will expire. This is done by checking against the registrar to determine the time remaining so that you can renew your registration before it becomes too late. This is only one of the new wizards included in our latest release of Nagios XI 2014.

The Domain Expiration wizard can be ran in a few easy steps:

  • First, Enter the address of your domain:

Nagios XI - Domain Expiration Wizard

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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’

Managing Your Email Settings in Nagios XI

When monitoring your network environment, it is extremely important to receive email notifications properly.  The Manage Email Settings page was created to allow you to manage these settings and ensure that Users are properly notified by the XI server.

You can manage your Nagios XI server’s email settings through the Manage Email Settings page located in the Admin panel.  Your email settings can be configured either by Sendmail, or SMTP to transmit email Alerts and Notifications for potential infrastructure issues from Nagios XI to your Users or Contacts. The ability to use SMTP as opposed to Sendmail is particularly useful if you would like to add authentication via a SMTP relay to your outgoing Nagios XI mail.

The video tutorial below shows how email settings can be modified within Nagios XI.

Via YouTube

Integrating Mod Gearman with Nagios XI

Our newly released guide is now available on how to install Mod Gearman locally on your Nagios XI system(s) and from there tie it in with external worker systems to offload checks from the hardware Nagios XI resides on. This will reduce check latency and increase performance on your Nagios XI machine, allowing for greater check amounts while still keeping your system’s head above water. All this done with a simple install script for CentOS/RHEL versions 5 and 6.

The document is available here: Integrating Mod Gearman with Nagios XI