Upgrading to Nagios Xi 5?
If you are using Nagios XI 2014 or later, you can upgrade your Nagios XI instance easily from the web UI, provided your server is connected to the Internet.
Upgrade Nagios XI From Web UI
Here’s how you do it:
From the Nagios XI web interface navigate to the Admin menu, click Check for Updates menu on the left, then click Check For Updates Now. If an update exists, the most recent version will be displayed and you can click the Upgrade to Latest Version button to start the upgrade process.
Note: If you are running the most current version, the Upgrade to Latest Version button will not be displayed.
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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.
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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We are pleased to announce that Nagios XI 2012r2.0 is now available. As an ongoing commitment to our customers, this release includes numerous small bug fixes, improvements, and new features to extend upon the most powerful IT infrastructure monitoring solution on the market.
This release includes an upgrade to Nagios Core 3.5.0, which contains bug fixes and updates related to downtime, restarts, and the way non-ASCII characters are handled. To learn more about the changes included in Nagios Core 3.5.0, you may view the changelog here.
Also included in XI 2012r2.0 is an upgrade to NDOUtils 1.5.2, which includes updates to address the effects that low system resources can have on database communications. Read more about NDOUtils 1.5.2 here.
A new feature included in this release is the ability to display a custom logo in your exported reports. In past versions, reports displayed the Nagios XI logo by default, but now with the use of the custom logo component, you may display a logo of your choosing.
An additional feature now allows host aliases (descriptions) to be searched via quick find.
Lastly, as part of this release, XI is now compatible with PHP 5.4.
To view a quick guide on how to upgrade an existing Nagios XI installation to the latest release, click here.
We greatly appreciate the feedback that the Nagios community continues to provide. If there is a feature you would like to see in a future release of Nagios XI, be sure to share your ideas with our tech team in our Nagios Ideas forum!