15.3 Practical Scenarios

One application for distributed monitoring is the monitoring of branches or external offices in which a noncentral Nagios installation is limited to running service and host checks and sending the results to the central instance. The noncentral instances do not need further Nagios functions, such as the notification system or the Web interface.

On the other hand, if administrators look after the networks at the distributed locations, while the central IT department only looks after special services, then the noncentral Nagios server is set up as a normal, full-fledged installation and selectively forwards only those check results over the OCSP/OCHP mechanism to the central office for which the specialists there are responsible. ...

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