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Nagios: Building Enterprise-Grade Monitoring Infrastructures for Systems and Networks, Second Edition by David Josephsen

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Chapter 1. Best Practices

Building a monitoring infrastructure is a complex undertaking. The monitoring system can potentially interact with every other system in the environment, and its consumers range from the layman to the highly technical. Building the monitoring infrastructure well requires not just technical aptitude, but also careful planning, a global perspective, and good people skills.

Perhaps most important, building monitoring systems also requires a light touch. An important distinction between good monitoring systems and bad ones is the amount of impact they have on network and server utilization, security, and the people entrusted with keeping things running. “Primum non nocere” isn’t just for doctors; if you’re building a monitoring ...

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