Jun 152010

Hi, if you have a large number of machines to check, distant sites (or for any other reason), it may be interresting to use distributed architecture.
For that, we will use satelittes.

You could find further explanations on Centreon offitial wiki here:


The installation process is simpler (and faster) as you’ll only need the nagios part.

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Apr 232010

After installing our working monitoring solution, it could be useful to have also logs available inside our monitoring web interface.
For that purpose we will use these ressources:

You will need Centreon-Syslog installation files. Please go to http://forge.centreon.com/ and register. You’ll be able to download sources after that:


Download the stable release (when I wrote, it was the 1.2.1 version). After getting the frontend and server files, transfer them on your server with WinSCP or any other tools you like.

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Apr 122010

Oups, seems I forgot to mention Nagios part 2 installation process 🙂 Sorry for this.

Ok let’s finish this Nagios install:

SNMP settings

Please edit /etc/default/snmpd

sudo nano /etc/default/snmpd

and change these sections:

#SNMPDOPTS='-Lsd -Lf /dev/null -u snmp -I -smux -p /var/run/snmpd.pid'
SNMPDOPTS='-Ls4d -Lf /dev/null -u snmp -I -smux -p /var/run/snmpd.pid'


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Apr 112010

In previous post we prepared our system for Nagios and Centreon installation. Let’s install Nagios

User install

PS: use “nagaccess03” as password for nagios account (see the previous post for the complete list of accounts and passwords)

sudo useradd -m -s /bin/bash nagios
sudo passwd nagios
sudo groupadd nagcmd
sudo usermod -G nagios,nagcmd nagios
sudo usermod -a -G nagios,nagcmd www-data

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Apr 052010

Hi again, before starting the installation process, let define some rules we will follow: I recommend that before you start any installation you define a template for the naming scheme of your monitored machines. I decided to uses this one (but it’s up to you to create your own): 3 first letters for customer-name of the machine-environment. In my case it’s ACT-CENTREON-TEST (ACT for ACTIVLAN, Centreon for my computer and test for the target environment) for the central monitoring machine. Continue reading »