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Nagios Installation?

Hi,

I am a newbie and only familiar with windows. I need someone to advise me on the easiest way to install Nagios core for monitoring servers.

1. which OS should i use, i.e which is easy to work with in terms of linux, red hat etc..
2. Any easy guide to follow on how to install Nagios core, i see on google it is command based install.

Please provide a simple and easy way to accomplish the above, any video or step-by step guide that is easy to interpret.

Thanks in advance.
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
I would suggest you start with Fully Automated Nagios.
It's a CentOS distribution with Nagios and the common tools.

HTH,
Dan
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Puspharaj SelvarajSr.System engineerCommented:
I would suggest that try reading every steps and understand the whole configuration for better troubleshoot as well as customize as per your requirement.

Cybercitilinux site will have some good tutorial, but it will be bit hard to understand though, you can give it a try.

If you have any questions please post here.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
1) red hat or centos have worked well for me over the years
2) nagios documentation is a good place to start

http://nagios.sourceforge.net/docs/3_0/toc.html

the installation includes fedora which is in the red hat family
it will work the same in terms of installing packages and you can use fedora for this
the only issue is the short support life cycle of fedora versions
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badabing1Author Commented:
Thanks for responses,

Seth,

where can i download fedora from? im not too bothered about life cycle of it, i need an OS that will work for Nagios.

Thanks
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
You will be bothered by the life cycle of Fedora, if you intend to use your monitoring system in production. 2 years from now, your brand new Fedora installation will be obsolete and the standard response you'll get on support forums will be "upgrade to the current version".

That's why I recommended a CentOS distribution: long support times, only stable (even if not cutting edge) packages.

If you look at FAN (my recommendation) you'll see it's an all in one package, with CentOS, Nagios and Centreon.
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badabing1Author Commented:
Dan,

im also going to try what you have suggested, fully automated nagios.

Cheers
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
you can get it here

http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora

it's a live cd but there is install option after booting
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badabing1Author Commented:
sorry for the delay, ive not had the chance to install and test this, i will report back ASAP.

Cheers
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