Nagios Quick-Start (ubuntu)

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I just installed nagios on an Ubuntu Karmic machine, following the excellent quick start guide posted here:

http://www.thedailyadmin.com/2009/03/how-to-install-nagios-on-ubuntu-linux.html

One note though, I didn’t seem to need to add the apache directives for Nagios as described (the  “ScriptAlias /nagios/cgi-bin /usr/local/nagios/sbin” part) since the Nagios config file seems to have defined them itself in the /etc/apache2/conf.d/nagios.conf file. Doesn’t really make a difference, just spits out some warnings.

After the install, the Nagios official site has excellent documentation to monitor systems:

http://nagios.sourceforge.net/docs/3_0/quickstart.html