Can this be done with Nagios?


#1

I am new to this, i’ve look in the manual but did not see anything that i need, so was wondering if anyone here can help.

I want to know if Nagios be able to monitor a system, devices, ouside of its own network. Reason for this is, we have a client that is totally out of our network and we would like to monitor their network, systems, servers, so on so forth, with out the use of VPN, we want to know if there is an agent out there that works with nagios so that the agent relays information back to our main monitoring facilities?


#2

Try nrpe.


#3

if you have a VPN and the firewall let’s you get on the machine for the services you want to check you don’t even need a remote agent…

Luca


#4

I think it would depend just how isolated this network is. I know that we have one network here, that is cut off from the entire world. It’s a network that has no connections other than it’s own little group of servers. So in that case, sneaker net, would be out of the question.


#5

missed the “without” regarding VPN…
If the network can send information to the nagios network you can still use NSCA… not NRPE… (or did i completely miss the way the two work? :confused: )

Luca


#6

[quote=“luca”]missed the “without” regarding VPN…
If the network can send information to the nagios network you can still use NSCA… not NRPE… (or did i completely miss the way the two work? :confused: )

Luca[/quote]

You could probably use either…though NSCA would probably be the better choice. I figure you could just poke a tiny hole in your firewall to allow traffic from their network to your Nagios box. You just have to agree on what port to use.

It’d be better than using NRPE, 'cause you’d have to configure that for EVERY host on the remote network, as opposed to just setting up Nagios on one box and having it send its info via NSCA to your company Nagios server. I find that NRPE in that case would be inefficient and not the most logical choice. NRPE is something I would only use for monitoring a few local checks on my own LAN.
Edited Sun Jan 22 2006, 11:54PM ]


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#8

Sorry!!! Didn’t mean to double-post!!!