Users' questions

What are the Nagios plugins?

What are the Nagios plugins?

What Is A Plugin? Plugins are standalone extensions to Nagios Core that make it possible to monitor anything and everything with Core. Plugins process command-line arguments, perform a specific check, and then return the results to Nagios Core.

Where do you get Nagios plugins?

Obtaining Plugins Nagios Plugins Project: Nagios Downloads Page:

How do I use Nagios plugins?

Installing a new plugin in Nagios XI is very simple. Navigate to Admin > System Extensions > Manage Plugins. Click the Browse button to select the new plugin you want to install. Select the plugin file countdown_to_date.

Why do you need plugins Nagios?

Nagios uses the results from plugins to determine the current status of hosts and services on your network. Nagios will execute a plugin whenever there is a need to check the status of a service or host.

Where does Nagios store performance data?

nagiosgraph parses output and performance data from Nagios plugins, and stores the data in RRD files.

Is Nagios easy to learn?

it’s not that easy. Setting up Nagios can involve a bit of work – partly because of the options that Nagios offers, partly because you need to know what to monitor on your network (and how best to do it). Use the quickstart instructions. Within 20 minutes you can have Nagios installed and monitoring your local system.

How do I monitor Nagios?

The complete process to install Nagios can be summarized in four steps:

  1. Install Required Packages In The Monitoring Server.
  2. Install Nagios Core, Nagios Plugins And NRPE (Nagios Remote Plugin Executor)
  3. Set Nagios Password To Access The Web Interface.
  4. Install NRPE In Client.

How do I add a device to Nagios Core?

Configuring Nagios Core Open the switch. cfg file for editing. Add a new host definition for the switch that you’re going to monitor. If this is the *first* switch you’re monitoring, you can simply modify the sample host definition in switch.