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Definitive Nagios for engineers

A 2 day
training course

Definitive Nagios training course description

Nagios is an open source application designed to provide system and network monitoring. This hands on course gives a comprehensive coverage of using Nagios to provide monitoring of Linux, Windows and network devices. The course is based on Nagios core but contact us if you would like Nagios XI.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Install Nagios.
  • Configure Nagios.
  • Monitor Windows, Linux and Cisco (and other network equipment) using Nagios.
  • Configure notifications

Definitive Nagios training course details

Who will benefit:
Technical staff working with Nagios.
2 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review

"Interesting course, met required needs for our Nagios solution."
A. S. Companies House
"Excellent course for a good grounding in Nagios. "

Definitive Nagios training course contents

Nagios architecture
Downloading Nagios, Installing Nagios, Nagios core, plugins, frontends, addons. Nagios XI. Nagios Fusion.
Hands on: Installing Nagios.

Getting started with Nagios
Nagios files, nagios.cfg, minimal.cfg. Starting and stopping Nagios.
Hands on: Controlling Nagios.

Using Nagios
Nagios web interface. Maps, Hosts, host groups, services, service groups, problems. Reports. Configuration.
Hands on: Using the web interface.

Monitoring Linux systems
Hands on: Monitoring Linux system health.

Monitoring Windows systems
Installing NSClient++, Configuring NSClient++, check_nt plugin, monitoring uptime, CPU, memory, disks, services, processes.
Hands on: Monitoring Windows system health.

Monitoring network devices
SNMP architecture, MIBs. Polling.
Hands on: Configuring Nagios for SNMP.

Configuring Cisco devices for SNMP support, communities, traps, syslog.
Hands on: Monitoring network devices.

Nagios alerts and notifications
SNMP traps. Email notifications, SMS alerts other messaging.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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