Oct 102010


In a previous; post we covered the installation of satellite in LAN. It is usefull if you have to monitor machines from distant sites. Generaly these sites are accessible with your local network or through a VPN but sometimes, the site is far away and is only accessible via internet connection. In most case, it’s located behind a firewall.
We will try to describe how we could set a secured connexion between distant satellite and our central monitoring server using SSH connection.

It will looks like something like that:


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Sep 052010


Nagios Core have been updated to 3.2.2
The update/installation process is not different as the one described in the main article

Nagios Core installation/update

cd /usr/local/src
sudo wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/nagios/nagios-3.2.2.tar.gz
sudo tar xvzf nagios-3.2.2.tar.gz
cd nagios-3.2.2
sudo ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/nagios --with-nagios-user=nagios --with-nagios-group=nagios --with-command-group=nagcmd --enable-nanosleep --enable-event-broker
sudo make all
sudo make install
sudo make install-init
sudo make install-commandmode
sudo make install-config
sudo update-rc.d -f nagios defaults
cd ..

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Aug 242010


Since july, the new version of Nagios plugins is available. We’ll update/install it.

cd /usr/local/src
sudo wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/nagiosplug/nagios-plugins-1.4.15.tar.gz
sudo tar xvfz nagios-plugins-1.4.15.tar.gz
cd nagios-plugins-1.4.15
sudo ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/nagios --with-nagios-user=nagios --with-nagios-group=nagios
sudo make
sudo make install
cd /usr/local/src

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Aug 222010


This post will cover the update process of Centreon Syslog module from version 1.2.1 to version 1.3.2
This update is composed of two parts. The syslog-server (which is updated from version 1.1 to 1.2) and syslog-frontend (which is updated from version 1.2.1 to 1.3.2)
Both are available from Centreon Forge (you have to be registered to get an access):


After getting the frontend and server files, transfer them on your server with WinSCP or any other tools you like.
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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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May 252010


Merethis has released Centreon 2.1.8 (I’ve missed the 2.1.7 :))
The update is very simple:

cd /usr/local/src
sudo wget http://download.centreon.com/index.php?id=140
sudo tar -xzf centreon-2.1.8.tar.gz
cd centreon-2.1.8
sudo ./install.sh -u /etc/centreon

After accepting the license, simply answer yes to all the questions you’ll see.

When finished, connect to the web interface and follow the “NEXT, NEXT, NEXT” steps.
Your database will be updated twice (from 2.1.6 to 2.1.7 then from 2.1.7 to 2.1.8).

It’s finished.

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