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Server Monitoring With Icinga On Ubuntu 11.10

Apr 03, 2012, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Icinga is an enterprise grade open source monitoring system which keeps watch over networks and any conceivable network resource, notifies the user of errors and recoveries and generates performance data for reporting. It is a fork of Nagios. This tutorial explains how to install Icinga on an Ubuntu 11.10 server to monitor this server and another Ubuntu 11.10 server.

"1 Preliminary Note: In this tutorial I use the following servers:

"server1.example.com (IP: Icinga server; this server has Apache, MySQL, Postfix, and Courier-IMAP/-POP3 installed that I want to monitor. I have a virtual host named www.example.com on this server.

"server2.example.com (IP: Icinga client; this server has Apache, MySQL, Postfix, and Dovecot-IMAP/-POP3 installed that I want to monitor.

"Because we will run all the steps from this tutorial with root privileges, we can either prepend all commands in this tutorial with the string sudo, or we become root right now by typing..."

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