SUSE Enterprise Linux Server Quickstart

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This guide is intended to provide you with simple instructions on how to install Naemon from packages on Ubuntu and have it monitoring your local machine within 10 minutes. No advanced installation options are discussed here - just the basics that will work for 95% of users who want to get started.

These instructions were written for:

  • SUSE Enterprise Linux Server 11 SP3

What You’ll End Up With

If you follow these instructions, here’s what you’ll end up with:

  • Nagios plugins will be installed underneath /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/
  • Naemon will be configured to monitor a few aspects of your local system (CPU load, disk usage, etc.)
  • The Naemon web interface will be accessible at http://localhost/naemon/

Install instruction

Warning: Don't forget to change your password from default, instruction are found below version specific installation instructions here

SUSE Enterprise Linux Server 11 SP3

Download Naemon

cd ~/
mkdir naemon
cd naemon/
wget -r -np -nH --cut-dirs=6 -R index.* robots.txt

Install Naemon

zypper install naemon*

Install Nagios plugins

zypper install nagios-plugins nagios-plugins-extras

Change path to Nagios plugins

vi /etc/naemon/resource.cfg 

find $USER1$=/usr/lib/naemon/plugins

replace with replace with: “$USER1$=/usr/lib/nagios/plugins”

Start services

chkconfig -a apache2
chkconfig -a naemon
service apache2 restart
service naemon restart

Change default password for Thruk

It’s most important to change your password to protect your site for unauthorized access

htpasswd /etc/naemon/htpasswd admin

Login to the Web Interface

You should now be able to access the Naemon web interface at the URL below. You’ll be prompted for the username admin and password you specified earlier or admin if you did not change your password.