The use of Nagios in the Electrical Engineering Computer Lab of Udayana University

Fajar Purnama
7 min readNov 14, 2020

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This is my English translated assignment from my undergraduate Telecommunication System Reliability course regarding the Nagios application which can monitor the state of computer networks. Coincidently at that time I was also an assistant at computer laboratory and I got the opportunity to apply Nagios in the lab. This task has never been published anywhere and I, as the author and copyright holder, license this task as customized CC-BY-SA where anyone can share, copy, republish, and sell it provided that to mention my name as the original author and notify that the original and open version available here.

Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Background

Nagios a server application to monitor network conditions. In general, what is monitored is the hosts’ services such as check_ping, check_uptime, check_mrtgtraf and other services. The advantage of Nagios is that monitoring can be viewed via a web page (via port 80 http). So that administrators can monitor remotely. Initially the author had never used Nagios to monitor. The author wishes to know the quality of Nagios according to the author’s personal view. For monitoring materials, 10 computers and 1 switch are provided in the computer laboratory, Electrical Engineering, Udayana University. In this experiment we will try to use Nagios to monitor 10 computers and 1 switch in Labkom, besides that, also monitor yourself (localhost) and 1 linux server via the Internet network, namely https://elearning.unud.ac.id

1.2 Problem

What is the quality according to personal view of using Nagios to monitor computers and switches in the computer lab, Electrical Engineering, Udayana University?

1.3 Objective

Knowing how to use Nagios in the computer lab, Electrical Engineering, Udayana University.

1.4 Benefit

  1. Give feedback on how to build Nagios in computer lab.
  2. The use of Nagios can be applied elsewhere.

1.5 Scope and Limitation

  1. Monitor RTA (Round Trip Average), and several services in the application layer in the OSI model.
  2. The material being monitored is the host of Windows, Linux, and Cisco switches.

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