Building a Monitoring Infrastructure with Nagios (Prentice Hall Professional ) is a guide to building a low-cost, enterprise-level infrastructure with open source network monitoring tool, Nagios.
Chapter 1 -- Best practices -- is a collection of advice derived from the experiences of systems administrators, mailing lists and more on what design pitfalls to avoid. This information ensures that the foundation of your Nagios installation gets off to a solid start.
Chapter 1, "Best Practices," is excerpted from Building a Monitoring Infrastructure with Nagios by David Josephsen published in February 2007, by Prentice Hall Professional (ISBN: 0132236931). Copyright © 2007, Copyright 2007 Pearson Education, Inc.
This was first published in April 2007