one person told me that Im overusing active monitoring.
In my design, Im using mostly active monitoring' via Nagios.
I am using passive monitoring (and a little active) for 27 machines but am planning on using active monitoring for 30-50 more because of security restrictions.
The location of the Nagios Monitoring Host is inside a secure area, consequently the only way I can get at the 30-50 additional machines outside the secure area is via active monitoring since I can send out of the secure area but no passive monitoring can come in.
I did NOT see anything in the documentation or user group traffic that implied that I could NOT (or should not) use more active monitoring than passive monitoring. The documentation seems to indicate that I could use all active monitoring if I decided to.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.