Chapter 2. Nagios Configuration

Although the Nagios configuration can become quite large, you only need to handle a small part of this to get a system up and running. Luckily many parameters in Nagios are already set to sensible default settings. So this chapter will be concerned primarily with the most basic and frequently used parameters, which is quite sufficient for an initial configuration.

Further details on the configuration are provided by the chapters on individual Nagios features: in Chapter 6 in network plugins (page 105), there are many examples on the configuration of services. All parameters of the Nagios messaging system are explained in detail in Chapter 12, page 265, and the parameters for controlling the Web interface are described ...

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