Open source Nagios is an enterprise-class tool, which runs on Linux and Unix, used for monitoring networks. By running periodic checks on user-specified resources and services, Nagios ensures faster fixes for network issues.
Chapter 2 -- Basic Object Configuration -- of Pro Nagios 2.0 gets users started on the basics of configuring Nagios servers to monitor hosts and services. Learn the differences between Nagios object types and their capabilities. Written by James Turnbull, SearchOpenSource.com's security expert, Pro Nagios is written for users with little or no prior knowledge of Nagios. Turnbull is also the author of Hardening Linux.
Excerpted from Pro Nagios 2.0, First edition by James Turnbull (ISBN: 1-59059-609-9). Copyright © April 2006 Apress, Inc. All rights reserved.
This was first published in May 2006