Mobile Interface Network Management

If you’re at all familiar with Nagios, you’ll know that the ability to configure text and email alerts for when problems are detected is one of Nagios XI’s main features. Nagios email alerts contain a rapid response URL that directly brings you to the Status Detail page for the host or service having trouble, where you can then view further details and take actions towards resolution. This is a constructive workflow when you’re managing Nagios from a desktop, but what about when receiving text alerts on the go?  What methods can be used to perform the same alert follow through on a mobile device?

The ability to remotely manage Nagios XI from a mobile device is one of the most common requests we hear from both current and potential Nagios users. The great news is that Nagios XI includes a built-in tool called Nagios Mobile that is easy to access and use.

It allows users to view and manage status changes as well as carry out common actions from a mobile device.

Nagios Mobile is based on the Teeny Nagios project by Hirose Masaaki, and provides a lightweight and mobile-optimized Nagios interface. Admins can view consolidated status data, and drill down into specific host and service objects to take a variety of actions such as acknowledging problems, enabling/disabling notifications, and scheduling downtime.

Another great aspect of Nagios Mobile is how easy it is to access.  Simply navigate to:

http://<nagios.XI.server.address>/nagiosmobile

from your mobile browser to access the PHP interface (note: it will be necessary to enable remote HTTP[S] access to your Nagios server to access Nagios Mobile off-network).

Although it’s not built-in, Nagios Mobile can also be used with Nagios Core. Here’s a link to the project page on the Nagios Exchange:

Nagios Core Mobile Device Interfaces

 

by Shamas Demoret

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