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 »

Apr 022010

Hi, I've decided to install a monitoring solution and if possible a free one.

Naturally my choice goes to Nagios and the great web interface Centreon.

Concerning the Linux version, as I was using for some time Ubuntu, I decided to choose this one: Ubuntu Server 8.04 LTS.

In following posts, I'll describe the installation process I used for my monitoring solution.