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Nagios: System and Network Monitoring
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1 41088 07-25-2006
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100% of reviewers $45.00 8.0

Description: With this book Wolfgang Barth focuses on the "admin's side" of Nagios users. He concentrates on majored (well established) plugins and describes them from any possible point of view.

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Keywords: Nagios enterprise monitoring solution
Publisher: Nostarch
ISBN: 1593270704

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Old 07-25-2006, 09:16 PM   #1
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $45.00 | Rating: 8

Pros: A nice solid Nagios introduction a la Nostarch Press

70+ plugins described !!
464 pages

The book (in a typical Nostarch style) gives a clear, concise rundown about Nagios in general. As such it is a well written and sound introduction to the Nagios topic.

After having read Nostarch*s Nagios book you will know exactly how Nagios works inside. The thorough explanations, flow charts and many tips and tricks leave no doubt that after you finished the book you know your way around any Nagios installation.

What is remarkable is, that even though the Nagios topic is fairly young, the authors manage to describe more than 70+ plugins. !!

One of the features of this book was for me basically a new level of "Usability" - or should I say "reading quality" ? The text contains virtually "links" to related or refered to sections in other chapters. That allows the reader to quickly jump back and forth to follow up on something.
A BIG time-saver and from my point of view much ppreciated.

Beginners or junior system administrators will find Nostarch's Nagios book an excellent choice. It doesnt come with all the latest bells and whistles but it certainly covers more than 80% of what the average joe sysadmin needs to know.


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