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Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Nagios

  • What is Nagios Core?
  • How It Works?
  • Monitor Network Printer and Publicly Available Service

Module 2: Configuration Nagios

  • Configuration Overview
  • Main Configuration File Options
  • Object Configuration Overview
  • Object Definitions
  • CGI Configuration File Options
  • Configuring Authorisation for the CGIs

Module 3: Running Nagios

  • Verifying Nagios Core Configuration
  • Starting and Stopping Nagios Core

Module 4: Nagios Plugins

  • What are Plugins?
  • Plugins as an Abstraction Layer
  • Obtaining Plugins
  • Use of Plugin X
  • Plugin API

Module 5: Macros

  • Introduction to Macros
  • How Macros Work?
  • On-Demand Macros
  • On-Demand Group Macros
  • Custom Variable Macros
  • Macro Cleansing
  • Macros as Environment Variables
  • Standard Macros in Nagios

Module 6: Nagios Checks

  • Host
  • Service
  • Active
  • Passive

Module 7: State Types and Time Periods

  • Service and Host Check Retries
  • Soft and Hard States
  • Precedence in Time Periods
  • How Time Periods Work with Host and Service Checks?
  • Working of Time Periods with
  • Contact Notifications
  • Notification Escalations
  • Dependencies

Module 8: Security and Performance Tuning

  • Security Considerations
  • Enhanced CGI Security and Authentication
  • Tuning Nagios for Maximum Performance
  • Fast Startup Options
  • Large Installation Tweaks
  • Using the Nagiostats Utility
  • Graphing Nagios Performance Statistics

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Who should attend this Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training Course?

Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training Course is designed for a variety of professionals who want to learn how to use Nagios to monitor systems and networks. The following professionals can benefit from attending this course:

  • System Administrators
  • Network Administrators
  • IT Managers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • IT Support Technicians
  • Monitoring Specialists
  • IT Consultants

Prerequisites of the Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training Course. However, a basic understanding of Linux or Unix will be beneficial for the delegates.

Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training Course Overview

Among the IT Support and Solution Courses, the Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training is dedicated to exploring the functionality and significance of Nagios, a pivotal tool in the realm of IT infrastructure. Nagios is designed to monitor and ensure the reliability of system components, network devices, and services, making it an indispensable asset for maintaining the health and performance of IT environments.

The mastery of Nagios holds paramount importance for IT professionals, system administrators, and network managers. Individuals in these roles are entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring the seamless operation of systems and networks. Nagios is particularly valuable for those seeking to implement proactive monitoring strategies, promptly identify issues, and efficiently manage IT resources.

This 1-day training course by The Knowledge Academy, provides delegates with hands-on experience in Nagios configuration, implementation, and troubleshooting. The curriculum covers crucial aspects such as host and service monitoring, notifications, and reporting, offering delegates the practical skills required to deploy and manage Nagios effectively in diverse and dynamic IT environments.

Course Objectives

  • To establish a thorough understanding of Nagios principles for effective system and network monitoring
  • To acquire hands-on skills in configuring Nagios to monitor hosts, services, and network devices
  • To master the implementation of notifications and alerts, ensuring timely identification of potential issue
  • To explore advanced features for optimising Nagios in large-scale deployments
  • To understand reporting functionalities for in-depth analysis of system and network performance
  • To develop troubleshooting proficiency for identifying and resolving issues within Nagios implementations

Upon successful completion of this course, delegates will not only possess theoretical knowledge but will also have practical expertise in configuring, implementing, and troubleshooting Nagios. This skill set empowers delegates to proactively enhance the reliability and performance of IT infrastructures, ensuring swift issue identification and effective resource management.

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What’s included in this Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors          
  • Nagios System and Network Monitoring Certificate         
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Nagios System And Network Monitoring in Plymouth, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

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Nagios System And Network Monitoring in Plymouth FAQs

Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
There are no formal prerequisites to attend this course. However, having basic knowledge of networking would be advantageous.
Anyone who wishes to gain knowledge of Nagios can attend this course. This course is well-suited for: System Administrators, Network Administrators, IT Professionals or Students who want to learn about network monitoring.
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 1 day.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training certification in Plymouth starts from £1995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Nagios System and Network Monitoring Training.
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