Nagios WMI – Introduction And Pre-Requisites

Nagios WMI – Introduction And Pre-Requisites

This article explains how to set up basic monitoring of a Windows server through Nagios using WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation).

Using WMI has the advantage over using the NSClient++ Software as it requires no additional software to be installed on the Windows server in order for Nagios to monitor it.

A user account on the Windows Server or Domain is needed to allow Nagios to talk to WMI which can be configured but this is outside the scope of this article.

Pre-Requisites

In order to monitor a Windows server through Nagios using WMI the following pre-requisites must be met :-

  1. A configured and working Nagios server
  2. A user account on the Windows Server or Domain with rights to communicate with WMI