Agent Based Monitoring With Nagios

Nagios provides both agent-based and agentless monitoring of Windows, Linux, and Unix systems, as well as network equipment – including operating system metrics, service state, process state, file system usage, and more. Agents have more capabilities and power than agentless monitoring solutions and allow IT administrator to have more control of their monitoring configuration.

How Nagios Solutions Can Help

Solutions from Nagios can help ensure that your organization’s IT systems are operating properly at all times, and that troubles are brewing under the hood.

By deploying Nagios, you get an inside look at the performance, status, and history of monitored elements of your IT infrastructure. This allows your team to determine system maintenance and upgrades that are required to avoid future problems before they occur.

If a failure or outage is detected, IT staff are immediately notified of the problem so they can quickly begin resolving the alert.


These Nagios solutions provide agent-based monitoring capabilities and benefits:


By using Nagios, you can:

Implementing effective agent-based monitoring with Nagios offers the following benefits:

  • Increased server, services, and application availability
  • Fast detection of server and operating system failures
  • Fast detection of service and application failures
  • Increased monitoring capabilities
  • Increased administrative control


See Also

Nagios Log Server - The Industry Standard Log Analysis, Log Monitoring, and Log Management Solution


Nagios Log Server is the most powerful IT log analysis solution on the market. Nagios Log Server extends on proven, enterprise-class Open Source components to deliver the best log monitoring and analysis solution for today's demanding organizational requirements.

Designed for scalability and flexibility, Nagios Log Server is designed to make problematic IT log analysis and monitoring tasks simple, while retaining the powerful attributes of its enterprise-class foundation blocks.

Nagios Log Server allows you to quickly and easily collect, analyze, monitor, and configure logs from any source on any given network. Nagios Log Server offers complete monitoring and management of:

  • Windows Event Logs
  • Linux/Unix Syslog Data
  • Application Logs
  • Apache and IIS Web Server Logs
  • Custom Log Files

by Scott Wilkerson