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Monitoring ServerStadium VMs and Dedicated Servers with Nagios


In today’s digital landscape, effective server monitoring is crucial for maintaining system health and performance. Nagios offers a robust solution for monitoring ServerStadium VMs, providing real-time alerts and status information. This guide details setting up Nagios on a ServerStadium VM, ensuring you have the tools to monitor your infrastructure effectively.

Monitoring ServerStadium VMs with Nagios


  • Basic knowledge of Linux server administration and networking.

Step 1: Set Up Your ServerStadium Environment

  1. Server Selection and Setup: Choose a VM from ServerStadium suitable for running Nagios.
  2. Initial Server Configuration: Connect to your server via SSH and update the system:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Install Nagios

  1. Install Required Packages:

    sudo apt install -y autoconf gcc libc6 make wget unzip apache2
    sudo apt install -y libapache2-mod-php7.4 libgd-dev

  2. Download and Compile Nagios:

    cd /tmp
    tar xzf nagios-*.tar.gz
    cd nagios-4.4.6
    ./configure –with-httpd-conf=/etc/apache2/sites-enabled
    make all

  3. Install Nagios and its Components:

    sudo make install
    sudo make install-init
    sudo make install-config
    sudo make install-commandmode

  4. Install Nagios Web Interface:

    sudo make install-webconf
    sudo a2enmod rewrite cgi
    sudo htpasswd -c /usr/local/nagios/etc/htpasswd.users nagiosadmin
    sudo systemctl restart apache2

Step 3: Install Nagios Plugins

  1. Download and Install Plugins:

    cd /tmp
    tar xzf nagios-plugins-*.tar.gz
    cd nagios-plugins-2.3.3
    sudo make install

Step 4: Configure Nagios

  1. Configure Nagios Contacts:

    sudo nano /usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/contacts.cfg

  2. Add Hosts and Services to Monitor:

    Edit configuration files in /usr/local/nagios/etc/servers/ to add your VMs and services.

Step 5: Start Nagios

  1. Enable and Start Nagios Service:

    sudo systemctl enable nagios
    sudo systemctl start nagios

Step 6: Access Nagios Web Interface

  1. Access Web Interface:

    Navigate to http://your_server_ip/nagios and log in with the username nagiosadmin.


Your Nagios setup on a ServerStadium VM is now ready to monitor your infrastructure. This proactive approach to server monitoring will help in maintaining the health and performance of your systems.

For more information or assistance, visit our knowledge base or contact our support team.

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