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Nagios Conference 2012 - Ludmil Miltchev - Bulk Management Of Hosts And Services In Nagios XI

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Ludmil Miltchev's presentation on using Nagios XI's Bulk Host Import Wizard
The presentation was given during the Nagios World Conference North America held Sept 25-28th, 2012 in Saint Paul, MN. For more information on the conference (including photos and videos), visit: http://go.nagios.com/nwcna

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Nagios Conference 2012 - Ludmil Miltchev - Bulk Management Of Hosts And Services In Nagios XI

  1. 1. Bulk Management Of HostsAnd Services In Nagios XI Ludmil Miltchev lmiltchev@nagios.com
  2. 2. Overview Why Use Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard? Installing the Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard Running the Configuration Wizard Limitations of the BHCIW Possible issues Other Bulk Modification Tools in Nagios XI 2012 2
  3. 3. Why Use Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard Need for cloning hosts along with their services The “old way”: Copying hosts via CCM Click on the “Copy” Action button “New” host appears in the list of hosts Modify, Save, and Apply Configuration “New” host has NO services! Copying services via CCM Clicking on the “Copy” Action button “New” service DON’T appear in the list of services but in the “Config name filter” drop-down menu (Service Management) Modify, Save, and Apply Configuration 2012 3
  4. 4. Why Use Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard 2012 4
  5. 5. Why Use Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard 2012 5
  6. 6. Why Use Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard 2012 6
  7. 7. Why Use Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard 2012 7
  8. 8. Why Use Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard 2012 8
  9. 9. Why Use Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard Useful For Mid-size And Large Environments Useful When There Are Many Similar Hosts You Can Add More Services Later Time Saver Easy to Use 2012 9
  10. 10. Installing the Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard Downloading -> from the Nagios Exchange: http://exchange.nagios.org/directory/Addons/Configuration/Configu ration-Wizards/Bulk-Host-Import-Wizard/details Installing -> as any other wizard: Admin->Manage Config Wizards->Browse->…->Upload Wizard Documentation -> Installing Configuration Wizards 2012 10
  11. 11. Running the Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard Step 1 Click on “Configure” -> “Run the Monitoring Wizard” Click on “Bulk Host Cloning and Import” Step 2 Select an existing host that should be cloned and used as a template 2012 11
  12. 12. Running the Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard Step 3 Select the services that should be cloned Enter the addresses of new hosts that should be created Fields: Address Name Description 2012 12
  13. 13. Running the Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard Step 4 Inheriting Monitoring Options 2012 13
  14. 14. Running the Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard Step 5 Inheriting Notification Options 2012 14
  15. 15. Running the Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard Step 6 Inheriting Parent/Child Relationships 2012 15
  16. 16. Running the Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard Final Step Adding the New Configuration 2012 16
  17. 17. Running the Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard Newly Added Hosts 2012 17
  18. 18. Running the Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard The “template” Host: Configuration 2012 18
  19. 19. Running the Bulk Host Cloning and Import Wizard The “new” Host: Configuration 2012 19
  20. 20. Limitations of the BHCIW It can’t clone properly some types of service checks, that rely on other applications, for example: Web Transaction Wizard Network Switch / Router Wizard It copies over the same password (from the original template) to all new services on a windows host If you made a mistake it would be difficult to “undo” your actions and “start clean” on a version earlier than Nagios XI 2012 2012 20
  21. 21. Possible Issues Issue: “No template services selected” error in Step 3 Solution: Select at least one service Issue: Apply Configuration Fails: “Error: Service description, host name, or check command is NULL Error: Could not register service…” Solution: Use the same config name for the host and the services 2012 21
  22. 22. Possible Issues Issue: Alias is not inherited: “Alias: alias” Solution: Define an alias in Step 3 Issue: Hostgroup relationship is not inherited Solution: Define hostgroup members under the “Host Management” NOT under the “Host Group Management” in CCM 2012 22
  23. 23. Other Bulk Modification Tools in Nagios XI Nagios XI CCM – Bulk Modification Tool Change A Single Config Option: max_check_attempts, check_interval, retry_interval, freshness_threshold, low_flap_threshold, high_flap_threshold, notification_interval, notification_period, first_notification_delay, active_checks_enabled, passive_checks_enabled, check_freshness, event_handler_enabled, flap_detection_enabled, retain_status_information, retain_nonstatus_information, process_perfdata, notifications_enabled Add a Contact to a List Remove a Contact From a List 2012 23
  24. 24. Contact Us Hours of operation: 9am - 5pm CST, Monday – Friday Phone: U.S.: 1-888-624-4671 ♦ International: +1-651-204-9102 Fax: U.S.: 651-204-9103 ♦ International: +1-651-204-9103 Email: sales@nagios.com Mail: Nagios Enterprises, LLC P.O. Box 8154 Saint Paul, MN 55108 Websites: http://www.nagios.com/ http://www.nagios.org/ http://exchange.nagios.org/ http://labs.nagios.com/ http://www.nagios.com/solutions http://support.nagios.com/ 2012 24
  25. 25. Thank you! Thank you! 2012 25

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