Nagios XI Administration Training Course (3+ days

 

Note: this outline is our proposal, but the training can be tailored to your specific requirements upon prior request ahead of the proposed course date.

Why Learn Nagios

Nagios XI provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components including applications, services, operating systems, network protocols, systems metrics, and network infrastructure. Hundreds of third-party addons provide for monitoring of virtually all in-house and external applications, services, and systems.

Requirements

- Basic:

  • Working knowledge of Linux and Windows Operating Systems

  • Understanding of Network Fundamentals (Ports, Protocols, Network Topology, IP Addresses etc)

  • Background on IT Infrastructure Monitoring will be helpful

  • Experience in handling any kind of IT infrastructure tool will help

- Advanced:

  • Completed Nagios XI Basic Administrator Training course OR at least 2 years of Experience in using Nagios XI

  • Familiarity with types of Databases

  • Some experience with Enterprise Applications deployed on IT Infrastructure

  • Understanding of the role of APIs in the integration of Applications

  • Basic understanding of SNMP technology in Networking

Experience in handling any kind of IT infrastructure tool will help

Course details

This outline can cover both fundamental and advanced topics.

The final training outline will be designed depending on your particular requirements.

The practical exercises constitute a big part of the course time, besides demonstrations and theoretical presentations. Discussions and questions can be asked throughout the course.

 

Course Outline

- Basic:

Nagios XI Installation

  • Linux OS Level Dependencies

  • Nagios XI installation Process

  • File Locations and Directory Structure

 

Nagios XI Basics

  • Overall Nagios Architecture

  • Basic Approach to Configuration in Nagios

  • Monitoring Engine Overview

 

Monitoring Linux Machines

  • Using NRPE Agent to Monitor Linux Machines

  • Using SSH to monitoring Linux Machines

  • Using SNMP to Monitor Linux Machines

  • RAM, CPU, Processes, and Disk Space Monitoring

 

Monitoring Windows Machines

  • Using NSClient++ Agent to Monitor Windows Machines

  • RAM, CPU, Processes, and Disk Space Monitoring

  • Using WMI for Windows Monitoring

  • Using SNMP for Windows Monitoring

 

Monitoring Network Devices

  • Using Basic SNMP for network monitoring

  • Router, Switches, Firewall and Storage Devices

 

Performance Charts, Graphs and Dashboards

  • Using Performance Charts in Nagios XI

  • Graph Explorer in Nagios XI

  • Simple Dashboards in Nagios XI

 

Alerts, Notifications and Escalations

  • Creating On-Screen Alerts and email notifications

  • Defining escalation flow for issues in Nagios

 

Additional Tools

  • BBMap

  • Minemap

  • Network Status Map

 

Reports

  • Standard Executive Summary Reports

  • Host and Service Availability Reports

 

Backup and Restore

  • Creating Backups for Nagios

  • Restoring Nagios from an old Backup

 

Enterprise Feature Overview

  • Feature Comparison between Standard and Enterprise Edition

- Advanced:

  • Enterprise Feature Overview

  • Feature Comparison between Standard and Enterprise Edition

 

Auto Discovery

  • Using Auto-discovery in Nagios XI Enterprise

  •  Bulk Modifications

  • Using Bulk Modification Tool in Nagios XI Enterprise

 

Audit Logs

  • Using Audit Logs

 

NagVis Tool

  • Setting up NagVis tool for visual mapping

  • Using Performance Charts in Nagios XI

 

Capacity Planning

  • Using Capacity Planning Nagios XI Enterprise

 

Bandwidth Utilization Reports

  • Using Bandwidth Utilization Report in Nagios XI Enterprise

 

Scheduled Reports

  • Scheduling reports in Nagios XI Enterprise

 

SLA Report

  • Creating SLA reports in Nagios XI Enterprise

 

Business Process Intelligence

  • Business Process Intelligence (BPI)

 

Passive Monitoring

  • Passive Monitoring for Remote Clients

 

Distributed Monitoring

  • Distributed Monitoring using Nagios Fusion

  • Database Monitoring

  • Monitoring Oracle Databases

  • Monitoring MS SQL Databases

  • Monitoring MySQL Databases

  • Applications Monitoring

  • Approach to Applications Monitoring

  • Monitoring Tomcat Applications Example

  • Using Plugins for Applications Monitoring

  • Monitoring VMWare

  • Monitoring ESX in Nagios

 

SNMP Trap Integration

  • Receiving traps from Network Devices

  • NSTI tool in Nagios XI Enterprise

 

High Availability

  • High Availability Options in Nagios XI

 

Plugins and Components

  • Using Plugins to extend functionality of Nagios XI

Using Component Library