I am newbie with Nagios. I have got the basic installation complete and monitoring the local host. I am currently trying to setup monitoring of my web servers on the internet (not on my local network). I have been working with the artcile on nagios.com and a nagios book I purchased but I am having trouble understanding a few things and getting it working to monitor the web servers.
Overall I am still getting use to woring with the .cfg files so here is what I have so far in my /etc/nagios3 directory
My host.cfg containts the following:
use generic-host ; Inherit default values from a template host_name remotehost ; The name we're giving to this host alias MyWebServer ; A longer name associated with the host address 72.74.50.XX ; IP address of the host hostgroups allhosts ; Host groups this host is associated with }*
My commands.cfg contains the following:
name check_http command_name check_http command_line $USER1$/check_http -I $HOSTADDRESS$ $ARG1$
My services.cfg contains the following:
use generic-service ; Inherit default values from a template host_name remotehost service_description HTTP check_command check_http }*
Those are basic configurations I pulled off the nagios web site. After I save all the configuration files and reload nagios, the MyWebServer is not being monitored or showing up in my list of hosts. I am just curious as to what I am missing.