I am installing Nagios for the first time on a Slack box and am having some troubles. I have gotten to the point where the Nagios is installed, apache is running and I can even open a web browser and point to the server and get the Nagios main screen. I can even open up a few links such as the event log, alert summary and notifications.
However, when I try to click on the tactical overview link I get the following:
Error: Could not read host and service status information!
The most common cause of this error message (especially for new users), is the fact that Nagios is not actually running. If Nagios is indeed not running, this is a normal error message. It simply indicates that the CGIs could not obtain the current status of hosts and services that are being monitored. If you’ve just installed things, make sure you read the documentation on starting Nagios.
Some other things you should check in order to resolve this error include:
- Check the Nagios log file for messages relating to startup or status data errors.
- Always verify configuration options using the -v command-line option before starting or restarting Nagios!
Make sure you read the documentation on installing, configuring and running Nagios thoroughly before continuing. If all else fails, try sending a message to one of the mailing lists. More information can be found at nagios.org. *
I’m sure most people have seen this and I am wondering if it is a ‘linking’ problem. Whereas, apache cannot read those file because it does not know where they are?
Thanks in advance,