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Old 09-08-2003, 02:51 PM   #1
VincentB
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Nagios


Dear all,

I am currently struggling trying to install Nagios on my small network at home despite the installation guide accompanying the installation. Do you know a site / document that could give me help in basic installation? (of course, not the DOC directory distributed with Nagios tarball)

Do you know an other software, similar in its functionality (monitoring of remote server, network components) but easier to install or manage.

Thanks in advance for your answer,

Vincent
 
Old 09-08-2003, 02:57 PM   #2
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what type of installation issues are you having?
 
Old 09-09-2003, 03:02 AM   #3
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I have first problem with the various / numerous config files. There are plenty of them to configure and I havbe some trouble in understanding which one are mandatory and which ones are less important.

When I try to browse the Nagios home page, I get a black screen saying that this is normal as I do not have configured my config file.

I would like simply, as a first step, try to monitor the server on which I have intalled Nagios.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 10:20 AM   #4
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There are several files that are necessary...
nagios.cfg
services.cfg
hosts.cfg
commands.cfg
contacts.cfg
contact_groups.cfg
hostgroups.cfg

(and I think that may be all that's ABSOLUTELY necessary)

perhaps something a little easier may be to install a gui-based configure facility such as NagMin (that's what we use here). It even includes some network discovery features and can help in managing your configuration... it does require that Webmin and MySQL be installed however.

sincerely,
jpbarto

(or I can help you edit them by hand as best I can)
 
  


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