Thanks Jakkedup, that was a quick reply/
For a distributed setup, will I have to compile from source on each of the distributed servers (the Solaris 8 OS is the same), but they are missing most of the libraries - gd, jpeg, png, etc. Since they won't be generating any html pages or images, I would assume they can be skipped, but I'm not sure.
Currently the nagios clients have nrpe and v1.9 of the plugins installed. The only library that I had to install on the clients was libiconv.
Also, is it possible to run a semi-distributed seutp alongside a fully active setup on the same box with the same Nagios install, or would have to seperate the installs?
Thanks again for your response.. I'm loving Nagios right now, it seems so much more comprehensive than Big Brother, which I've been running for the past 2 years here.