Nagios Playground

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Welcome to the Nagios playground where you can learn about and experiment with Nagios.

What Is Nagios?

Nagios is a software suite that provides a monitoring, alerting, graphing, and reporting platform for your entire infrastructure, including servers, operating systems, applications, network devices, websites, hypervisors, cloud servers, and much more. 

To accomplish this, Nagios continuously checks the status of each component within the defined IT infrastructure. It uses a system of 'plugins' to conduct these checks. 

One of the key features of Nagios is its alert system. If any component of the IT infrastructure fails or shows signs of potential problems, Nagios sends out an alert. These alerts can be customized according to the preferences of the system administrators and can be sent via multiple channels such as email, text messages, or other communication tools. 

Nagios also supports automated responses to some common problems. For instance, if a server goes down, Nagios can be set up to automatically restart it. This functionality can significantly minimize downtime and disruptions.

In essence, Nagios serves as a watchdog for IT infrastructure. Its continuous monitoring and alerting capabilities helps organizations to keep their systems running smoothly and efficiently. 

Playground Features

This playground provides a standalone server that runs Nagios. 

Playground Notes

Note that you can use the playground for 1 hour. If required, you can extend the usage by 15 minutes by clicking on the icon next to the timer icon.