System and Network Monitoring
By Wolfgang Barth
Publisher: No Starch Press
Final Release Date: May 2006
Pages: 464

Nagios: System and Network Monitoring shows how to configure and use Nagios, an open source system and network monitoring tool. Nagios makes it possible to continuously monitor network services (SMTP, POP3, HTTP, NNTP, PING, etc.), host resources (processor load, disk and memory usage, running processes, log files, etc.), and environmental factors (such as temperature). When Nagios detects a problem, it communicates the information to the sys admin via email, pager, SMS, or other user-defined method; current status information, historical logs, and reports can also be accessed via a web browser. Nagios System and Network Monitoring covers the Nagios core, all standard Nagios plug-ins and selected third-party plug-ins, and shows readers how to write their own plug-ins. The book covers Nagios 2.0 and is backwards compatible with earlier versions.

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A nice solid Nagios introduction a la No Starch Press

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70+ plugins described !!

464 pages

The book (in a typical No Starch Press style) gives a clear, concise rundown about Nagios in general.

As such it is a well written and sound introduction to the Nagios topic.

After having read No Starch*s Nagios book you will know exactly how Nagios works inside.

The thorough explanations, flow charts and many tips and tricks leave no doubt that after you

finished the book you know your way around any Nagios installation.

What is remarkable is, that even though the Nagios topic is fairly young, the authors manage

to describe more than 70+ plugins. !!

One of the features of this book was for me basically a new level of "Usability" - or should I

say "reading quality" ? The text contains virtually "links" to related or refered to sections in

other chapters. That allows the reader to quickly jump back and forth to follow up on something.

A BIG time-saver and from my point of view much appreciated.

Beginners or junior system administrators will find No Starch's Nagios book an excellent choice.

It doesnt come with all the latest bells and whistles but it certainly covers more than 80% of

what the average joe sysadmin needs to know.

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