Help with Nagios

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Mar 11, 2008, 4:21:11 AM3/11/08
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Hi jennifer and all you other guys, is any one familiar with Nagios. I
am having problems with getting it started. I installed Nagios 3 using
the quick install guide to the letter (No problems there).I then
installed the windows NClient++ without any problems. I added 3
windows machines, a printer and a couple of switches. During config
verification I get an error message saying there is a problem with my
configuration file but it doesnt give the location.Note the error isnt
that it cant read the config file, it is that there is an error and i
should check the main config file without specifying a location. Any


Mar 11, 2008, 6:44:58 PM3/11/08
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I have only been on the end-user side of Nagios, where I had another
organization in my enterprise using it for monitoring. As part of my
support duties, I would often check Nagios to see if there were any
server or network issues that needed to be escalated to another group
before trying to troubleshoot the problem. Is there a configuration
checking tool for Nagios that has more detail?


Mar 13, 2008, 10:54:18 AM3/13/08
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Not that i can find. Nagios has its own checking tool and i've looked
around to no avail . Since you are the only person to have replied,
i'll just have to wait or ask around for some assistance
Thanks for the quick response and let me know in case of anything.

Joel A. Kershner

Mar 14, 2008, 8:58:43 PM3/14/08
Nagios looks fine and dandy for server monitoring but the install
process is broken unless you install from source (according to what
little I have read on the subject).

I think I would file Nagios under "not ready for prime time". I lost
interest after an hour (ADHD at its finest).

I have a quick and dirty PHP script I will post next week which
provides a basic "what's up" screen. With a list of services to throw
up alarms on.



Mar 17, 2008, 6:45:41 AM3/17/08
Thanks joel. Do u know any alternatives to nagios. I checked out Big Brother but it didnt seem to be as comprehensive.
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