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Nagios XI - Getting Started Tips

Getting Started Tips

This KB article provides links to our Nagios XI documentation on specific topics you should review when starting with Nagios XI.

This KB article aims to prevent those "I wish I knew that when I started" moments, you'll find Nagios XI has many layers to it and having some quick tips can be a big help when learning and deploying it.


Install Suggestions

Nagios XI Server Considerations


Host Group / Service Group Planning

Core Config Manager - Host Groups

Core Config Manager - Service Groups


Parent / Child Topology Considerations

Parent child relationships are important for highlighting network blockages which prevent excessive notifications. In addition to this they help to easily visualize your network. NagVis is a great reason to define these relationships and the following documentation demonstrates setting up the parent / child relationships.

Integrating NagVis With Nagios XI



How to Configure Email And Text Notifications

Understanding Email Sending


Agent Considerations

Nagios XI supports many agents and monitoring methods, they all do relatively the same thing but how do you choose the one you will use? The Check Library is a series of KB articles that compares each agent against each other on specific checks like CPU, memory, disk and so on.

Check Library


Best Practices

Best Practices Articles and Video



Final Thoughts

For any support related questions please visit the Nagios Support Forums at:


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