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Nagios XI - What Is Monitoring XI ?


This guide on Best Practices is about monitoring the Nagios XI server itself.


What Is Monitoring XI ?

Probably the most important part of a monitoring system is knowing that it’s actually working. Nagios XI comes with a “Nagios XI Server” monitoring wizard to ensure everything is A-OK.

However there is no point in monitoring itself, if it’s down you’re not going to hear about it.

Utilize your DR instance to monitor the production instance. This way, if the production instance goes down, you’ll receive alerts about it.

The same applies for monitoring the DR instance, make sure production monitors the DR instance to make sure it’s healthy.

By using the “Nagios XI Server” wizard to monitor the other instance, you can have confidence knowing that when something goes wrong, you’ll really hear about it.


  • DR instance monitors production instance

    • Production instance is UP & HEALTHY

  • Production Instance monitors DR instance

    • DR instance is UP & HEALTHY


For information on your license entitlements, please refer to this KB article:

Documentation - Nagios XI - License Entitlements


Final Thoughts

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