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I would like one of my help desk guys to setup Nagios.  Does anyone know where I can find Dummies like instructions?

The manuals i found in their help section are ok but something written for a newbie would be much better
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How big is the network you want to monitor? Depending on the number of devices, Nagios may not be sufficiently performand to deal with networks ...
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Look at opennms

www.opennms.org

I was stumped by nagios setup, far too complicated. Opennms is far easier to use and just as feature rich.
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That's why I asked about the sizing - we originally used Nagios too, but hit a brick wall when we started adding more devices over time ... Nagios scales way worse than OpenNMS, the same box (when planed well) will do multiples of devices and services with OpenNMS than what it will do with Nagios ...
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I do nagios for  IT infrastructure monitoring for small (20 server/services) and big (500+ server/services) environment. ....but you can find other multiple monitoring tools:
http://www.groundworkopensource.com GroundWork Monitor Enterprise
http://www.hyperic.com Hyperic HQ
http://www.icinga.org Icinga
http://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/  mrtg
http://www.nagios.com Nagios
http://www.n-able.com N-central
http://www.op5.com op5 Monitor
http://www.open-itcockpit.com openITCockpit
http://www.opennms.org OpenNMS
http://www.hp.com/de/bto HP OpenView
http://www.bmc.com BMC PATROL ProactiveNet Performance Management
http://www.shinken-monitoring.org Shinken
http://www.ibm.com/software/de/tivoli IBM Tivoli
http://www.ca.com/de CA Unicenter
http://www.whatsupgold.com WhatsUp Gold
http://www.zabbix.com Zabbix
http://www.zenoss.com Zenoss Enterprise
http://munin-monitoring.org/
http://ganglia.sourceforge.net/
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