Nagios: System and Network Monitoring

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Nagios: System and Network Monitoring

Good system administrators recognize problems long before anyone asks, “Hey, is the Internet down?” Nagios, an open source system and network monitoring tool, has emerged as the most popular solution for sys admins in organizations of all sizes. It’s robust but also complex, and Nagios: System and Network Monitoring, 2nd Edition, updated to address Nagios 3.0, will help you take full advantage of this program.

Nagios, which runs on Linux and most *nix variants, can be configured to continuously monitor network services such as SMTP, POP3, HTTP, NNTP, SSH, and FTP. It can also supervise host resources (processor load, disk and memory usage, running processes, log files, and so on) and environmental factors, such as temperature and humidity. This book is your guide to getting the most out of this versatile and powerful monitoring tool.

Inside Nagios, you’ll learn how to:

The book also includes a chapter that highlights the differences between Nagios versions 2 and 3 and gives practical migration and compatibility tips. Nagios: System and Network Monitoring, 2nd Edition is a great starting point for configuring and using Nagios in your own environment.

About the Author

Wolfgang Barth has written several books for professional network administrators, including Firewall (Suse Press), Network Analysis (Suse Press), and Backup Solutions with Linux (Open Source Press). He is a professional system administrator with considerable experience using Nagios.


Comments

Q. Xue says:

Very good book to start with Nagios, but need to update to Nagios 4 by yourself. It’s a good book to start to understand Nagios. But you need to update it to current Nagios 4 when you apply it to real life. It’s not very difficult any way.For problem of version, I also purchased another book named “Learning Nagios 4” (by Wojciech Kocjan), it’s very good one too, but I actually found more helps from this one in my daily monitoring job. Maybe it’s because of I starting to learn Nagios with this one.With help of this book, I have achieved to…

Amazon Customer says:

Hard to get past the errata The kindle version of this book has numerous editing errors – truncated words, incomplete chapter links, etc. The errors are so numerous that it is beyond any good samaritan’s generosity to report all of the errata. I am not sure whose responsibility it is to proofread the kindle version, but the ball was dropped. It is hard to ascertain if the proofreading failures have a material impact on the technical merits of the book, but it sure doesn’t bode well for the readers confidence, in the…

Nils Valentin says:

2nd edition: Worldwide best coverage !! Worldwide best coverage !!2 years back I have read the first edition and was already impressed at that stage. Now the second edition came out with majored and updated contents, wider coverage, more details and – if you want to call it that way – built-in backwards compatibility.Great care was taken to reflect any changes that had been done between Nagios version two and three. Whenever necessary, Barth’s Nagios book points out those changes. As a fact I would say its one…


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