Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $50.00 | Rating: 8
With 366 pages this is the most compact Nagios monitoring solutions guide on the marcet. Period !
You can easily take the book with you anywhere you go.
Note however, that Turnbull seems to hit the ground running. The reader is assumed to have at least some general knowledge of Linux, the command console and roughly how the system works.
Also Turnbull does give a basic function rundown of Nagios in the first 80 pages of the book, it is more the advanced users that will appreciate the countless documented approaches for monitoring solutions that are documented in the rest of the book.
He covers a wide range of topics and virtually goes the extra mile. While I found especially the sections
on Security, NRPE, NCSA and SNMP very detailed, the book does really cover a lot of ground in ALL chapters with a nice mix of details within the text.
Turnbull clearly covers topics which are either not at all or at least not in such detail documented in other books I have read so far (f.e. failover, redundancy, indirect monitoring, on demand macros, daisy chaining, adaptive monitoring, freshness checks, the event broker etc.)
... and the good thing is he doesnt stop there ;-)
Therefore, I would consider Apress's book focused towards software architects, system integrators, senior system administrators, programmers and developers and I believe it serves this marcet very well.
The books contents is at least 3-6 months newer than other books on the marcet. So simply put, if you are serious about learning advanced monitoring solutions than you currently have no choice but to get this book.
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