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Nagios: Building Enterprise-Grade Monitoring Infrastructures for Systems and Networksby David Josephsen
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The Fully Updated Guide to Enterprise Network Monitoring with Today’s Nagios Platform and Tools
This is the definitive guide to building cost-effective, enterprise-strength monitoring infrastructures with the latest commercial and open source versions of Nagios. World-renowned monitoring expert David Josephsen covers the entire monitoring software stack, treating Nagios as a specification language and foundation for building well designed monitoring systems that can scale to serve any organization.
Drawing on his unsurpassed experience, Josephsen demonstrates best practices throughout and also reveals common mistakes, their consequences, and how to avoid them. He provides all the technical depth you need to configure and run Nagios successfully, including a practical and thorough discussion of writing your own custom modules with the C-based Nagios Event-Broker API.
Extensively updated throughout, this edition adds an entirely new chapter on scaling Nagios for large, complex networks that rely heavily on virtualization and cloud services. Josephsen thoroughly introduces Nagios XI, the advanced new commercial version of Nagios and shows how to improve productivity with the latest third-party tools and plug-ins.
No matter how complex your systems monitoring challenges are, this book will help you achieve the results you want—right from the start.
This is the definitive guide to building cost-effective, enterprise-strength monitoring infrastructures with the latest commercial and open source versions of Nagios, the world's leading monitoring toolset. World-renowned network monitoring expert David Josephsen covers the entire monitoring software stack, from SNMP to advanced visualization, treating Nagios as a specification language and foundation for building well-designed monitoring systems that can scale to serve the needs of any organization.
Drawing on his unsurpassed enterprise monitoring experience, Josephsen demonstrates best practices throughout, and also reveals common mistakes, their consequences, and how to avoid them. He provides all the technical depth you need to implement and run Nagios successfully, including detailed coverage of creating agents programmatically in Windows and Unix, and an extensive discussion of using the C-based Nagios Event-Broker API: information available in no other book. Easy-to-adapt code listings accompany many topics. Coverage includes:
About the Author
David Josephsen is the Director of Systems Engineering at DBG, Inc., where he maintains a gaggle of geographically-dispersed server farms. He has more than a decade of hands-on experience with Unix systems, routers, firewalls, and load balancers in support of complex, high-volume networks. He authored the book "Building a Monitoring Infrastructure with Nagios" (Addison Wesley), is a contributor to the O’Rielly book on Ganglia, and currently writes "iVoyer", the systems monitoring column for ;login magazine. David lives in Southlake, Texas.
Table of Contents
Foreword by the Creator
1. Systems Monitoring Best Practices
2. The Nagios Systems Monitoring Theory of Operations
3. Installing Nagios
4. Configuring Nagios
5. Bootstrapping the Nagios Config Files
6. Watching: Monitoring through the Nagios Plug-ins
7. Scaling Nagios
9. Nagios XI
10. The Nagios Event Broker Interface
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