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Nagios XI – Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard – New Video Available Now!

If you missed my post from March 2, 2012 on how to clone a host along with its services in Nagios XI, now is the time to revisit this topic. There is a new video available that shows you how to use this amazing tool.

Sometimes it can be a daunting task to set up a monitoring system, especially when you have hundreds of machines that you are trying to monitor, but Nagios makes it simple. The Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard is easy to use and allows you to clone a host that has been already set up, according to your specifications, and then copy this “template host” into many other hosts that you want to monitor in the same manner.

For example, if you have 500 devices that you need monitored and you want them all monitored in the same manner, all you need to do is set up the first one. Once that is done, you can clone that template via the Bulk Host Import Wizard into the other 499 hosts so that they will be set up in the exact same manner. This will save you a lot of time and effort!

To see how easy it is to use the Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard, please watch our video below. The video is less than 3 minutes long, so it’s not going to take much of your time, but it will teach you:

  • How to select your “template” host, and verify its configuration
  • How to select the services that you need to monitor
  • How to enter the IPs, names, and descriptions of the “new” hosts
  • How to verify that the “new” hosts have been created successfully

For more information on how to use the Bulk Host Import Wizard check out this document:

Nagios XI Bulk Host Import Wizard Usage.pdf

Note: If you watched my presentation (“Bulk Management Of Host And Services In Nagios XI“) during the Nagios World Conference 2012, you probably remember that in the past, you couldn’t clone a host, unless you had at least one service selected. This is changed in the new version of Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard as per customer requests. Thank you for your feedback! Now, you can even clone hosts, with no services.

Nagios XI 2012 Public Beta

After many months of anticipation and hard work, we are pleased to announce Nagios XI 2012 Beta is ready for public testing! XI 2012 is loaded with a variety of new features, and we’d love your help in making sure that 2012 is ready for full release as soon as possible. A key difference with the release of 2012 is that there will be both an Enterprise Edition and a Standard Edition, with the Enterprise Edition being targeted at users with larger environments.

Continue reading ‘Nagios XI 2012 Public Beta’

Monitoring Mac OS/X with Nagios XI

** Attention Mac OS/X Beta Testers **

We have put together a Mac OS/X Agent and Wizard for Nagios XI to allow easy monitoring of Mac OS/X Servers and workstations along with some documentation to put it all together.

Installing the Nagios XI Mac OSX Agent

Monitoring OSX with Nagios XI 

Please take these for a test drive and let us know how we can improve them.


How to Clone a Host Along With Its Services in Nagios XI

Many customers, especially the ones running large environments, have been asking us what is the best way to clone a host along with its services. We have a great tool called “Bulk Host Import Wizard” which does just that.

You can learn more about this wizard by reading our “Nagios XI – Bulk Host Import Usage” document, posted on the Nagios Library.

You can download the wizard from the Nagios Exchange by following this link.