23 Jun 2012 @ 8:04 AM 

Detailed manual. Installing from source.

Nagios installation.
Nagios can monitor servers and services, and maintains a statistics, alsoyou can see how your server (s) and receive a notification about errors or critical issues via e-mail or SMS.

Create user and give him the password
/usr/sbin/useradd -m nagios
passwd nagios

Create a group nagcmd and give the right to command execution via web interface, add the user nagios and apache to this group
/usr/sbin/groupadd nagcmd
/usr/sbin/usermod -a -G nagcmd nagios
/usr/sbin/usermod -a -G nagcmd apache

Download Nagios source here:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/nagios/nagios-3.2.1.tar.gz – the latest version, which I installed
http://www.nagios.org/download/ – If the previous link is not working, look here
Download Nagios Plugins here:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/nagiosplug/nagios-plugins-1.4.14.tar.gz – the latest version, which I installed
http://www.nagios.org/download/ – If the previous link is not working, look here

Unpack the archive with Nagios and install it
tar xzf nagios-3.2.1.tar.gz
cd nagios-3.2.1
./configure --with-command-group=nagcmd
make all
make install
make install-init
make install-config
make install-commandmode
make install-webconf

Change the configuration of Nagios-but unless you know what and where to turn, change at least a mailbox to yours (the line “email”)
vi /usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/contacts.cfg

Make sure that you have created the file /etc/httpd/conf.d/ nagios.conf
If not, create all necessary folders, that is /etc/httpd/conf.d/ and start again
make install-webconf

Then open Apache config, usually /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf and add a line:
Include "/nagios.confetc/httpd/conf.d/"

Restart Apache
service httpd restart

If there are no errors and Apache start his fine – go ahead, if not read error_log or contact with me and I will help to you.

Setting user/password to nagios web-interface:
htpasswd -c /usr/local/nagios/etc/htpasswd.users nagiosadmin

So we’ve set username nagiosadmin (if desired, can use another one), and password. Remember this information, and better – write it down.

Next step – Nagios plugins:

tar xzf nagios-plugins-1.4.14.tar.gz
cd nagios-plugins-1.4.14
./configure --with-nagios-user=nagios --with-nagios-group=nagios
make
make install

Add Nagios to boot:

chkconfig --add nagios
chkconfig nagios on

Check Nagios configuration for errors:

/usr/local/nagios/bin/nagios -v /usr/local/nagios/etc/nagios.cfg

If there are no errors – continue, otherwise contact me via email or contact form on the website.

Nagios is ready and you can check it via link http://your_domain/nagios/

Known problems after installation:
1. After installation, I have the plugin does not work PING, I get a message that the server is “dead”, although other services are “online” fix this problem is very simple:

chmod u+s /bin/ping

2. When trying to set any changes via the web interface (for example, double-check one or another service) writes an error:

Error: Could not open command file '/usr/local/nagios/var/rw/nagios.cmd' for update!
The permissions on the external command file and/or directory may be incorrect. Read the FAQs on how to setup proper permissions.
An error occurred while attempting to commit your command for processing.

Do the following:

chmod 777 /usr/local/nagios/var/rw/nagios.cmd

After each restart Nagios the problem could happen again …, you can add this command to crond (for example)

3. If there is SuPHP module – a web interface, you can not see in at least after my numerous attempts to raise it did not work, if anyone out – write, would be very thankful

4. If you are installing nagios-plugins at startup and getting an error:

check_http.o: In function `check_http':
/opt/nagios-plugins-1.4.11/plugins/check_http.c:789: undefined reference to `np_net_ssl_read'
/opt/nagios-plugins-1.4.11/plugins/check_http.c:828: undefined reference to `np_net_ssl_cleanup'
/opt/nagios-plugins-1.4.11/plugins/check_http.c:785: undefined reference to `np_net_ssl_write'
/opt/nagios-plugins-1.4.11/plugins/check_http.c:734: undefined reference to `np_net_ssl_init'
/opt/nagios-plugins-1.4.11/plugins/check_http.c:736: undefined reference to `np_net_ssl_check_cert'
/opt/nagios-plugins-1.4.11/plugins/check_http.c:737: undefined reference to `np_net_ssl_cleanup'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[1]: *** [check_http] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/opt/nagios-plugins-1.4.11/plugins'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1

need to run make distclean and reconfigure.

Setup NRPE and its configuration on the remote server.

NRPE – Nagios can monitor through other remote servers, even those that may be in the local area network (main “monitoring” the server must have access both in LAN and the Internet). How is this useful? You do not need to run through all the web configuration interface or a few servers in FireFox plug-in Nagios Checker, enough to have access only to Web-based master “monitoring” server.

Nagios should be installed on the master server, NRPE and Nagios_plugins on both.

Installing XINETD and OpenSSL

yum install xinetd openssl-devel

Download NRPE:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/nagios/nrpe-2.12.tar.gz – the latest version, which I setup
http://www.nagios.org/download/ – if a previous non-working link, look here

Setup NRPE:

tar -xzf nrpe-2.12.tar.gz
cd nrpe-2.12
./configure
make all
make install-plugin
make install-daemon
make install-daemon-config
make install-xinetd

Adding NRPE port to the list of services:

nano /etc/services

add lines:

nrpe 5666/tcp # nrpe
nrpe 5666/udp # nrpe

Restart Nagios and XINETD:

service nagios restart
service xinetd restart

Testing NRPE:

/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_nrpe -H localhost

should display:

Posted By: lvlind
Last Edit: 06 Oct 2016 @ 04:18 PM

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