Nagios CentOS – Introduction And Pre-Requisites

Nagios CentOS – Introduction And Pre-Requisites

Introduction

Nagios is a an open source monitoring solution for network devices and servers.
This following pages of this article explain how to install Nagios on to a CentOS 5.5 server.
The installation is broken down in to the following steps which are explained in the subsequent sections of this article :-

  1. Installing Nagios And Its Dependencies
  2. Apache Web Server Configuration
  3. Setting Up Nagios
  4. Checking and starting Nagios

Pre-Requisites

In order to install Nagios on to a CentOS 5.5 server the following pre-requisites must be met :-

  • A base installation of CentOS 5.5
  • Apache 2.0 installed and configured