I've been working on my Icinga Monitoring service, to date I now have it successfully monitoring 7 hosts and 50 services!
So what am I monitoring ??? OK well, I only have a small home network, however I want to know just what is down at any stage! as I run my own Email/Web server its obvious that I want to know if there is a problem with this. I'm also monitoring the services required by the web-server , as in MySQL to ensure that the database is in good health, My sever also has a small UPS that uses NUT, So again just ensuring that all is OK there. I'm also ensuring the services that I make use of from my ISP (POP3, SMTP, HTTP & PING… are they there!) are accessible too, along with two other PC's (My Desktop & Amateur Radio I-Gate)
If you are interested in how I have achieved this, then here is a link to the relevant files…Please feel free to add any suggestions or advice on these configuration files, as I'm still learning the basics about how they all do the magic that they do! 😉