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Install Nagios Log Server VMware virtual machine on Windows

Install Nagios Log Server VMware virtual machine on Windows

Learn how to quickly install Nagios Log Server on Microsoft Windows using a virtual machine like VMware Workstation player in this tutorial.
Introducing Nagios Network Analyzer

Introducing Nagios Network Analyzer

Network Analyzer provides a more in-depth look at everything going in and out of your network. Get a precise glimpse at potential risks that might otherwise be unseen, detecting threats and vulnerabilities before they reach your network. Seamlessly integrate with Nagios XI and Nagios Core to get the most out of your monitoring needs.
Get Monitoring Series

Get Monitoring Series

Aaron walks you through how Nagios XI works and covers topics including:
  • Configuration Wizards
  • Config Wizard Templates
  • Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard
  • Managing & creating plugins
Introduction to Nagios Network Analyzer Webinar

Introduction to Nagios Network Analyzer Webinar

In this webinar - our expert, Shamas, provides a walkthrough of Network Analyzer and its benefits, features, and interface including:

  • Flow data: what it is, and the valuable insights it provides
  • How Nagios Network Analyzer works
  • Adding Sources
  • Querying, reporting, and alerting on flow data
  • Nagios XI integration
  • Administration of Network Analyzer
  • Getting started
  • Licensing details
Homepage - Nagios Fusion

Homepage - Nagios Fusion

This video provides a brief tour around the home screen links and landing page in Fusion 4.
How Core Config Manager Works

How Core Config Manager Works

Learn the basics of functioning the Core Config Manager in Nagios XI, a powerful tool that manages your configuration files for Nagios Core.
Manually Installing Nagios Log Server

Manually Installing Nagios Log Server

This video will demonstrate how to Manually Install Nagios Log Server for organizing and managing Log Data.

This video will assume that you are using a current version of a RHEL compatible system. Note that Nagios Log Server is supported only on RHEL and CentOS linux servers.

Click here for manual installation instructions.

Log Server Administration Guide (Series)

Log Server Administration Guide (Series)

This playlist of tutorial videos shows how to administer Log Server 2 including:
  • managing users
  • configuring devices and applications
  • adding a new instance to a Log Server cluster
  • administering Log Server snapshots and maintenance
XI Administration Series

XI Administration Series

Administer your Nagios XI setup with Aaron's tutorials on:
  • Managing Admin User Accounts
  • Adding Non-Administrative Users
  • Integrating Active Directory & LDAP
  • Master the Audit Log
  • Recover via Backup and Restore (locally and remotely)
  • Moving your Nagios XI installation
Fusing Servers and Mapping Users with Fusion

Fusing Servers and Mapping Users with Fusion

This Fusion tutorial discusses initial configuration and how to both fuse servers and map users.
How to Manually Install Network Analyzer

How to Manually Install Network Analyzer

This video will show you how to install Nagios Network Analyzer manually.
Using Configuration Wizards in Nagios XI (Steps 1-3)

Using Configuration Wizards in Nagios XI (Steps 1-3)

This video introduces you to the first three steps of configuration wizards to configure anything in your network you want to monitor. Learn how to monitor a windows workstation and set up active monitoring with an agent. This will cover steps 1-3 for using configuration wizards in Nagios XI.
Exporting Data in Log Server 2

Exporting Data in Log Server 2

Once you've configured log collection and queries, learn how to export data using this new feature in Log Server. Exported formats include CSV files.
Reporting & Graphing Series

Reporting & Graphing Series

Nagios XI has powerful reporting and graphing capabilities. Aaron covers them in this series including:
  • Start reporting
  • Generate standard edition reports
  • Special Enterprise Edition reports & planning features
  • Performance graphs from report data in graph explorer
  • Create graphs for Network Analyzer reporting
Data Polling And Authentication - Fusion

Data Polling And Authentication - Fusion

This Fusion tutorial discusses administration capabilities for data polling and authentication.
Adding a new instance to a Nagios Log Server Cluster

Adding a new instance to a Nagios Log Server Cluster

How to add a new instance to a Nagios Log Server Cluster for redundant or distributed log monitoring.
Core Configuration Manager (CCM) Series

Core Configuration Manager (CCM) Series

This playlist of videos has Aaron showing you some simple yet very effective tips to use Nagios like a pro. Topics include:

  • Missing localhost alerts
  • Changing RRD retention periods
  • Get answers all your Nagios questions
  • Resetting Nagios XI admin password
  • Flipping critical and OK results with negate plugin
Views Menu - Fusion

Views Menu - Fusion

This video provides a brief tour of the Views menu item and shows how to access and add View tools in Fusion 4.
Creating Dashboards - Fusion

Creating Dashboards - Fusion

Dashboards are a powerful feature of Nagios Fusion designed to provide individual users with customized information they find useful. Dashboards are often used to display important, relevant information where it is needed most.

This tutorial shows how easy it is to add, manage, and edit dashboards in Nagios Fusion 4. Customizable dashboard management ensures the right information (for each user) is displayed for maximum efficiency.

PDF Download - Understanding and Using Dashboards in Nagios Fusion

Got Nagios questions? Find your answer here.

Got Nagios questions? Find your answer here.

Pro Tip: Access the Nagios support forum to get your XI, Log Server, Network Analyzer, Fusion, and Core issues or questions answered. Aaron and the team are here to help!

Click here to access support forum.
Using Queries in Nagios Log Server 2

Using Queries in Nagios Log Server 2

Learn how to search or query your log data in this brief tutorial video after you have set up your devices and applications to send logs to Nagios Log Server. This video will cover using queries, filters and powerful search techniques.
Log Server User Guide (Series)

Log Server User Guide (Series)

This playlist of tutorial videos shows how to use Log Server 2 including:
  • configuring devices and applications
  • running queries
  • creating alerts
  • exporting data from a query to a file like CSV
Nagios Network Analyzer Intro - 10 Minute Crash Course

Nagios Network Analyzer Intro - 10 Minute Crash Course

A brief ten minute introduction to Nagios Network Analyzer that gives you a glance at some of the major features currently implemented for your netflow data analysis needs.
Start reporting in Nagios XI

Start reporting in Nagios XI

The first video in the Reporting and Graphing series will cover an overview of reporting in Nagios XI, covering different reports, different types of data Nagios XI records and graphing options. Learn about performance data and state data. Performance data includes CPU utilizations and bandwidth usage. Aaron will also guide you through availability summary and bandwidth usage report as well as show you how to download an average host availability report and average service availability report.
WMI Monitoring - Windows Monitoring with Nagios XI

WMI Monitoring - Windows Monitoring with Nagios XI

This video will show you how to monitor your network in a windows environment with Nagios XI using WMI. Monitor event logs, discover services and processes with the Windows WMI Monitoring Wizard.
Install XI guide for Windows (VMware)

Install XI guide for Windows (VMware)

This playlist shows how to quickly install Nagios XI in less than 10 minutes on Microsoft Windows using VMware Workstation player.

For other virtual machines, see the guides for vSphere or Hyper-V.

After logging into XI, we show you around the dashboard and how to monitor your first webiste using a configuration wizard.
Monitor a website using a configuration wizard

Monitor a website using a configuration wizard

This video shows how to monitor a website URL using our popular configuration wizards. Monitor virtually anything in just a few minutes and with a few clicks.
Introducing Nagios Log Server 2

Introducing Nagios Log Server 2

Nagios Log Server 2 is the easy and powerful way to collect and analyze your application and server log data.
Administering Log Server 2 Snapshots & Maintenance

Administering Log Server 2 Snapshots & Maintenance

This video will demonstrate how to Manage Backups and to provide Maintenance on Nagios Log Server through the use of the Administration menu.
Introducing Nagios Fusion 4

Introducing Nagios Fusion 4

Nagios Fusion is designed to provide IT staff with a means of visualizing the operational status of Nagios monitoring servers across an organization's entire IT infrastructure. Nagios Fusion can display the status of both Nagios XI and Nagios Core servers, making it the ideal solution for tracking the status of monitored elements across your entire network.
Introduction to Nagios XI Webinar

Introduction to Nagios XI Webinar

See an introduction to Nagios XI! Our expert, Shamas, provides a high-level overview of the features and benefits of Nagios XI, the standard in IT infrastructure monitoring and alerting software.

Topics include:
  • Dashboards & Notifications
  • User-Specific Settings & Views
  • Scheduled Reporting & Advanced Visualizations
  • Configuration Wizards & Components
  • Capacity Planning & Audit Logging

Click here for the free download page (new window).

Adjusting Dashlet Settings - Fusion

Adjusting Dashlet Settings - Fusion

This dashboard tutorial shows how to quickly adjust dashlet settings in Nagios Fusion 4.
Meltdown & Spectre Nagios update

Meltdown & Spectre Nagios update

Aaron gives a Pro Tip update on the Meltdown & Spectre vulnerabilities and what to do with your Nagios system. Aaron and the team is here to help as you assess your infrastructure monitoring needs and response to critical vulnerabilities.
Using Configuration Wizards in Nagios XI (Step 5)

Using Configuration Wizards in Nagios XI (Step 5)

This video is step 5 in the Nagios XI configuration wizard series. Define host groups, service groups and the parent host or parent child relationship. These are important to know when you are monitoring your entire environment. Learn how to configure these with the core config manager. Add a new host group and use service groups for your storage performance or for machines on a hypervisor.
SNMP Monitoring - Windows Monitoring with Nagios XI

SNMP Monitoring - Windows Monitoring with Nagios XI

This video will cover windows monitoring with SNMP in Nagios XI including discovery. It will take you through the configuration wizard including SNMP community and SNMP services.
Using Configuration Wizards in Nagios XI (Step 4)

Using Configuration Wizards in Nagios XI (Step 4)

The third video in the Get Monitoring series will explain using configuration wizards step 4. Learn notification settings and what to do if a problem is detected. Alert notifications are easily explained with contact groups. Learn how to configure with the core config manager and alerting.
How to install Nagios XI on Windows using VMware import

How to install Nagios XI on Windows using VMware import

This video will show you how to install Nagios XI on Windows using VMWare import.
(vSphere) Install XI guide for Windows

(vSphere) Install XI guide for Windows

This playlist shows how to quickly install Nagios XI in less than 10 minutes on Microsoft Windows using vSphere Workstation player.

For other virtual machines, see the guides for VMware or Hyper-V.

After logging into XI, we show you around the dashboard and how to monitor your first webiste using a configuration wizard.
Turn Critical into OK with negate plugin

Turn Critical into OK with negate plugin

Pro Tip: Need your routine status check or plugin to report the opposite state? Aaron shows how to switch a closed port with a Critical state to a closed port with an OK state using the negate plugin in Nagios XI.

PDF document - Using Negate Plugin
How to reset admin password in Nagios XI

How to reset admin password in Nagios XI

Pro Tip: Lost or forgot your password and locked out of Nagios XI? Aaron shoes how to reset your Nagios XI admin password with an external contact email, the command line, or localhost email.
Managing Users in Nagios Log Server 2

Managing Users in Nagios Log Server 2

Learn how to add and modify users in Nagios Log Server with this brief tutorial for administrators.
Setting up alerts in Nagios Log Server 2

Setting up alerts in Nagios Log Server 2

Once you've configured log collection and queries, learn how to create alerts based on log events in this tutorial. We'll show you how how to pass your check results to a Nagios XI or Core server from Log Server.
Configuring Devices & Applications in Nagios Log Server 2

Configuring Devices & Applications in Nagios Log Server 2

How to configuring device & application log data to be sent to Nagios Log Server 2 for real time monitoring of logs from linux, windows, routers, workstations, software, and anything else you can imagine.
Should you change RRD retention periods?

Should you change RRD retention periods?

Pro Tip: How do you change RRD retention periods for Nagios XI? Should you? Aaron has you covered with this Pro Tip.
New features in Log Server 2!

New features in Log Server 2!

Nagios Log Server 2 is the easy and powerful way to collect and analyze your application and server logs. See what's new in this upgrade.
Nagios Pro Tip Series

Nagios Pro Tip Series

This playlist of videos has Aaron showing you some simple yet very effective tips to use Nagios like a pro. Topics include:

  • Missing localhost alerts
  • Changing RRD retention periods
  • Get answers all your Nagios questions
  • Resetting Nagios XI admin password
  • Flipping critical and OK results with negate plugin
Missing localhost alerts? Configure your localhost mail contact.

Missing localhost alerts? Configure your localhost mail contact.

Pro Tip: Make sure you don't overlook this localhost setting otherwise you'll miss out on the most basic of alerts for your system.
Windows Monitoring Series

Windows Monitoring Series

Aaron talks monitoring Windows systems through this series tutorials:
  • NSClient++ Agent
  • NCPA Windows Monitoring (Cross Platform Agent)
  • SNMP Monitoring
  • WMI Monitoring
Service Groups in Core Config Manager

Service Groups in Core Config Manager

Learn how to do service groups in Nagios XI on the Core Config Manager the easy way.
Using the Bulk Renaming Tool in Core Config Manager

Using the Bulk Renaming Tool in Core Config Manager

Rename your hosts and services and keep all the old perf data. Learn how in this easy tutorial.
Moving Your Nagios XI Installation Made Easy

Moving Your Nagios XI Installation Made Easy

Need to move a Nagios XI instance from one piece of physical hardware to another? This easy tutorial from the XI Admin series will show you how to do it in minutes.

Visit the documentation - Backing Up and Restoring Nagios XI

What's new in Nagios Fusion 4

What's new in Nagios Fusion 4

Nagios Fusion 4 introduces true multi tenancy along with the power and speed you need to stay on top of your critical infrastructure deployment.
Creating and Managing Users - Fusion

Creating and Managing Users - Fusion

This Fusion tutorial discusses initial configuration and how to both create and manage users.
Managing System Extensions - Fusion

Managing System Extensions - Fusion

This Fusion tutorial discusses administration capabilities for managing system extensions.
Changing Preferences - Fusion

Changing Preferences - Fusion

This Fusion tutorial discusses initial configuration and how to change your preferences.
Screen Dashboard - Fusion

Screen Dashboard - Fusion

This dashboard tutorial shows how to use the screen dashboard that sits on top of the interface in Nagios Fusion 4.
Deploying Dashboards - Fusion

Deploying Dashboards - Fusion

This dashboard tutorial shows how to swiftly deploy dashboards to other users in Nagios Fusion 4.
How To Add A License - Fusion

How To Add A License - Fusion

This Fusion tutorial discusses initial configuration and how to add a license key.
Configuring Global Settings - Fusion

Configuring Global Settings - Fusion

This Fusion tutorial discusses initial configuration and how to configure global settings.
Adding A Dashlet to Dashboard - Fusion

Adding A Dashlet to Dashboard - Fusion

This dashboard tutorial shows how to easily add dashlets to dashboards in Nagios Fusion 4.
Administration Scripts - Fusion

Administration Scripts - Fusion

This Fusion tutorial discusses administration capabilities for administration scripts.
Host Groups in Core Configuration Manager

Host Groups in Core Configuration Manager

Manage host groups in the Core Config Manager with this easy walkthrough tutorial video - the second installment in Aaron's CCM series for Nagios XI.
Help Section - Fusion

Help Section - Fusion

This video provides a brief tour of the Help section in Nagios Fusion 4.
Create graphs easily in Nagios XI for Network Analyzer reporting

Create graphs easily in Nagios XI for Network Analyzer reporting

This video in the Reporting and Graphing series will teach you how to create graphs in Nagios XI with all the data from Nagios Network Analyzer.
Master the Audit Log (and compliance audits)

Master the Audit Log (and compliance audits)

This video in the Nagios XI Administration series will cover the audit log and compliance audits.
Integrating Active Directory & LDAP with Nagios XI

Integrating Active Directory & LDAP with Nagios XI

This video in the Nagios XI Administration series will cover active directory and LDAP integration.
Tips For Adding Non-Administrative Users To Nagios XI

Tips For Adding Non-Administrative Users To Nagios XI

This video in the XI Administration series will cover non-administrative users including power users, executive user and a limited user and will show you how to run the bulk modification tool.
Managing Administrative User Accounts in XI

Managing Administrative User Accounts in XI

This video in the Nagios XI Administration series will cover administrative user accounts and will cover audit log, NRDS, administrative and standard users, active directory and ldap integration as well as custom action URLs.
Using Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard

Using Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard

This video in the Get Monitoring series will cover using bulk host cloning and import wizard for advanced monitoring in Nagios XI. This is helpful for anyone setting up to monitor an organization for the first time with hundreds, if not thousands of hosts as well as anyone migrating from another solution to Nagios XI.
Using Performance Graphs from Report Data in Graph Explorer

Using Performance Graphs from Report Data in Graph Explorer

This video in the Reporting and Graphing series in Nagios XI will cover performance graphs and graph explorer.
Using special Enterprise Edition Reports & Planning Features in Nagios XI

Using special Enterprise Edition Reports & Planning Features in Nagios XI

This video in the Reporting and Graphing series in Nagios XI will cover Enterprise Edition Reports and Features including SLA reporting, capacity planning and the ability to schedule reports for automatic delivery in the future.
How-to generate Standard Edition Reports in Nagios XI

How-to generate Standard Edition Reports in Nagios XI

This video is part of the Reporting and Graphing series in Nagios XI and will include standard edition reports. Aaron will also take you through availability summary, executive summary, state history and alert histogram.
NCPA Windows Monitoring (Nagios Cross Platform Agent)

NCPA Windows Monitoring (Nagios Cross Platform Agent)

This video in the Windows Monitoring Series will cover NCPA, known as the Nagios Cross Platform Agent. This agent will work on a Windows environment and a Linux environment. It will also allow you to run both active and passive checks on it as well as custom plugins through it. Download and install the NCPA setup to bring it into the configuration wizard and do additional discovery and network interface metrics as well as discovery on services
Installing NSClient++ Agent - Windows Monitoring with Nagios XI

Installing NSClient++ Agent - Windows Monitoring with Nagios XI

This video in the Windows Monitoring Series in Nagios XI focuses on installing NSClient++ Agent. Monitor all your windows things by using an agent or a protocol. Agents will help you execute remote plugins. Easily install in less than 5 minutes.
Configuration Wizard Templates 101

Configuration Wizard Templates 101

Learn advanced monitoring in Nagios XI with the configuration wizard template. See many configuration wizards and templates. Set up notification settings and configure host groups, service groups and parent-child relationships. Manage templates, edit them and more with help from this brief tutorial.
Monitoring with the Linux SNMP Wizard

Monitoring with the Linux SNMP Wizard

This Nagios video guide will demonstrate how to monitor a Linux Machine using the Linux SNMP Wizard in Nagios XI.
Monitoring with the Windows SNMP Wizard

Monitoring with the Windows SNMP Wizard

This Nagios video guide will demonstrate how to monitor a Windows Machine using the Windows SNMP Wizard in Nagios XI.
FAQ: What Platforms does Nagios XI Run On?

FAQ: What Platforms does Nagios XI Run On?

Hello! And welcome to Tech Talks with Nagios, where we talk about recent updates, changes, and new things to discuss regarding Nagios solutions! Today, we address some of the Frequently Asked Questions in this FAQ video regarding what platforms Nagios XI runs on!

For any additional help regarding Nagios XI, you can contact our Support team.

FAQ: Best Practices for Managing Configs?

FAQ: Best Practices for Managing Configs?

Hello! And welcome to Tech Talks with Nagios, where we talk about recent updates, changes, and new things to discuss regarding Nagios solutions! Today, we address some of the Frequently Asked Questions in this FAQ video regarding some of the best practices you can utilize when managing your configs in Nagios XI.

For any additional help regarding Nagios XI, you can contact our Support team.

What can I Monitor with Nagios XI?

What can I Monitor with Nagios XI?

Hello! And welcome to Tech Talks with Nagios, where we talk about recent updates, changes, and new things to discuss regarding Nagios solutions! Today, we address some of the Frequently Asked Questions in this FAQ video regarding what you can monitor with Nagios XI! Servers, switches, routers, toasters!

You can see a full list of plugins via the Nagios Exchange.

For any additional help regarding Nagios XI, you can contact our Support team.

Plugin development guide is available here.

Installing NCPA on a Windows Machine

Installing NCPA on a Windows Machine

This video will demonstrate how to install the Nagios Cross Platform Agent (NCPA) on a Windows Machine.

NOTE: A good follow up video would be: "How to Use the NCPA Wizard in Nagios XI"

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Using NCPA Wizard in Nagios XI

Using NCPA Wizard in Nagios XI

This video will demonstrate how to use the Nagios Cross Platform Agent (NCPA) wizard in Nagios XI.
Installing NCPA on a Linux Machine

Installing NCPA on a Linux Machine

This video will demonstrate how to install the Nagios Cross Platform Agent (NCPA) on a Linux Machine.

NOTE: A good follow up video would be: "How to Use the NCPA Wizard in Nagios XI"

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Cloning Users in Nagios XI

Cloning Users in Nagios XI

Cloning Users in Nagios XI. This video tutorial will demonstrate how to clone users in Nagios XI, for the purpose of creating new accounts based on past account templates.
Monitoring TCP/UDP Ports with Nagios XI

Monitoring TCP/UDP Ports with Nagios XI

Monitoring TCP/UDP ports with Nagios. This video tutorial will demonstrate how to Monitoring TCP and UDP ports in Nagios XI, via the Monitor TCP/UDP Wizard.
Managing Users in Nagios XI

Managing Users in Nagios XI

Managing Users in Nagios XI. More about managing users can be found on the PDF's below. This video tutorial will demonstrate how to manage and create users in Nagios XI.
Nagios: Adding and Removing a Host using Nagios XI API

Nagios: Adding and Removing a Host using Nagios XI API

This video will show you how to add and remove a host using Nagios XI API.
Nagios: Changing Nagios XI Root Password

Nagios: Changing Nagios XI Root Password

This video demonstrates how to change the root password of Nagios XI
Upgrading Nagios XI via the Command Line

Upgrading Nagios XI via the Command Line

Upgrading Nagios XI via the Command Line Interface. This video will show you how to upgrade your Nagios XI installation via the Command Line Interface.
How to Manually Install Nagios XI

How to Manually Install Nagios XI

This video demonstrates how to perform a manual installation Nagios XI onto a clean, minimal installation. Click here for full instructions.
Running Auto-Discovery Jobs

Running Auto-Discovery Jobs

This video will demonstrate how to use the Auto-Discovery Wizard in Nagios XI to run jobs.
Monitor Website URLs

Monitor Website URLs

This video demonstrates how you can monitor Website URLS using Nagios XI via the Monitoring Website URL Wizard. It's fast, easy and fun to monitor any URL you choose!
Monitoring Windows Servers with the Windows Server Wizard

Monitoring Windows Servers with the Windows Server Wizard

This video shows how simple it is setup how to monitor a Windows Server, utilizing the Windows Server Wizard available in Nagios XI. The same process applies to the Windows desktop wizard.
Nagios - Linux Server Monitoring. Monitoring Linux Servers with the Linux Server Wizard

Nagios - Linux Server Monitoring. Monitoring Linux Servers with the Linux Server Wizard

This video will be covering monitoring Linux servers with the Linux Server Wizard in Nagios XI.
Accessing and Utilizing the CCM (Core Config Manager)

Accessing and Utilizing the CCM (Core Config Manager)

This video shows how to Access and Utilize the CCM (Core Configuration Manager) at a basic level in Nagios XI.
Understanding and Using Dashboards In Nagios XI

Understanding and Using Dashboards In Nagios XI

Understanding and Using Dashboards in Nagios XI. You can customize your dashboard to suit your needs in Nagios XI. Simply define the dashlet and organize the layout to your liking. This video provides a basic understanding and utilization of Dashboards and to a lesser degree, dashlets in Nagios XI.
Nagios Log Server: Break it Down

Nagios Log Server: Break it Down

So, what is Nagios Log Server? To put it simply, Nagios Log Server is an enterprise class log monitoring and management tool, designed to help organizations quickly view, sort, and configure logs from any source on any given network.

Learn more.

(Hyper-V) Install XI guide for Windows

(Hyper-V) Install XI guide for Windows

This playlist shows how to quickly install Nagios XI in less than 10 minutes on Microsoft Windows using Hyper-V Workstation player.

For other virtual machines, see the guides for VMware or vSphere.

After logging into XI, we show you around the dashboard and how to monitor your first webiste using a configuration wizard.