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Monitoring OSX and Linux with Nagios and SNMP

OSX is somewhat unique both in the fact that this is not a common server which is monitored and also your actually working with two operating systems, FreeBSD under the hood and OSX built on top. However, these examples could also be used for Linux distros with a few modifications. SNMP is selected for creating the checks because it is the easiest to deploy with minimal time on the servers to be monitored.