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    NagiosVMA

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      http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/directory/372

       

      NagiosVMA, service, host & network monitoring in 10 minutes.

        • 1. Re: NagiosVMA
          Judge-Dredd Novice

          What does the appliance do and what unique value does it provide to the intended audience:

          Another Nagios appliance. Configured in under 10 minutes.

           

          Innovative use of virtualization technology:

          none.

           

          Size of the appliance relative to functionality and performance:

          Too big at over 300MB. There is another Nagios appliance closer to 100MB. With the number of sub 100MB appliances, I see no reason for this appliance to be so large.

           

          Comments:

          The appliance should be smaller, but would be my first choice for download if I was looking for a Nagios appliance. I'm sold on the 10 Minute Config.

           

           

          Note : This review is based only on the appliance description, not on the actual appliance

          • 2. Re: NagiosVMA
            sixshooter1973 Lurker

            A free Network Sniffer sounds good to me!!! Great Idea. Will post again after testing out this appliance.

            • 3. Re: NagiosVMA
              entisys Lurker

              Innovative use of virtualization technology:

              none.

              In response to that, I would counter and say, "without virtualization technology, how would you get this operable[/u] in 10 minutes or less"

               

              Size of the appliance relative to functionality and

              performance:

              Too big at over 300MB. There is another Nagios

              appliance closer to 100MB. With the number of sub

              100MB appliances, I see no reason for this appliance

              to be so large.

              I agree. I'm working on reducing the size; I could, for example, remove VM Tools, and reduce it by almost 50mb. (tools install requires OS source libraries to be installed)

               

              Comments:

              The appliance should be smaller, but would be my

              first choice for download if I was looking for a

              Nagios appliance. I'm sold on the 10 Minute Config.

               

              Glad to hear that it would be your first choice...

               

               

              Note : This review is based only on the appliance

              description, not on the actual appliance

              To bad you didn't try it out before reviewing it.  Please try it out; it's impressively quick and easy to use.

              • 4. Re: NagiosVMA
                tsavoie Lurker

                This is a great idea for the beginning Nagios user.

                 

                We have been using Nagios for a few years and have extensive configuration files.  I'm going to try to install our conf files directly into etc to see how Monarch handles them.

                 

                One problem that I have run into is that SAMBA, or at least a SMBCLIENT equivalent, is not installed.  We use check_disk_smb plugin to connect to Windows Servers to monitor free space.

                • 5. Re: NagiosVMA
                  Justin White Lurker

                  Username: root

                  Password: nagios

                   

                  Wrong. Password is... root

                  • 6. Re: NagiosVMA
                    entisys Lurker

                    Username: root

                    Password: nagios

                     

                    Wrong. Password is... root

                     

                    Hi Justin,

                    We're quite sure the password is nagios[/b]. 

                     

                    Are you sure you are commenting on the correct appliance?

                     

                    Maybe you accidentally changed it somehow?

                     

                    Or perhaps the torrent has been tampered with?

                     

                    We'll be posting a new link for downloads tonight.

                    • 7. Re: NagiosVMA
                      Steve_Goldsmith Lurker

                      Has anybody had any luck converting this to ESX. I am getting unknow OS installed errors.

                       

                      Thanks

                       

                      Steve

                      • 8. Re: NagiosVMA
                        hawkeye1101 Lurker

                        Curious how someone can decide to rate this without actually running it.

                        It is an awesome appliance. This is a quick kill for anyone who wants a real nagios monitoring setup running quickly.

                        With the defualt intro page with links to Nagios and Monarch, and password info right there, things just couldn't be simpler.

                         

                        The Monarch frontend is very nice configuration tool although the inherent complexity (and resultant power) of Nagios remains.

                         

                        Thanks to entisys for providing this VM.

                        We have been running nagios 1.x for several years. This is an easy way to figure out the migration to 2.x we will be doing soon.

                        And yes indeed the root password is nagios as advertised.

                        • 9. Re: NagiosVMA
                          Justin White Lurker

                          Downloaded it again and password is nagios.

                          • 10. Re: NagiosVMA
                            Justin White Lurker

                            No gui?

                            • 11. Re: NagiosVMA
                              hawkeye1101 Lurker

                              Read the description again. It tells you what to do!

                              You don't need a gui on the appliance, it would be a waste of time and resources. Point your browser at the IP address that the VM obatains and reports above the login prompt when it boots.

                              • 12. Re: NagiosVMA
                                David Marshall Enthusiast
                                vExpert

                                I can also confirm the initial password was 'nagios'. 

                                 

                                I'm not sure why people are questioning the usefulness, unless they are questioning the same thing on many of these other appliances.

                                 

                                In fact, knowing how long and tedious it is to setup a base Linux machine and then installing the Nagios application on top of that, I found this an extremely useful appliance.  I can't remember how long it actually took to get it up and running, but 10 minutes didn't seem like that far off the mark.  Kudos!

                                • 13. Re: NagiosVMA
                                  TomBa Lurker

                                  Edit: Deleted.  Irrelevant question.

                                   

                                  Message was edited by:

                                          TomBa

                                  • 14. NagiosVMA under VMware Server?
                                    agesop Lurker

                                    Hi all,

                                     

                                    does anybody got this Appliance running under the new VMware Server 1.0.0?

                                    Can't get the Machine booting. Even BIOS does not appear.

                                     

                                    Any Ideas?

                                     

                                    thx

                                     

                                    Dirk

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