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Title:Can I monitor a host without defining any services for it?
FAQ ID:F0039
Submitted By:Ethan Galstad 
Last Updated:12/02/2008

Description:

User wants to define a host that has no services associated with it.

 

Solution:

You really need to define at least one service per host that you plan on monitoring. Although you can define a host and not assign any services to it, you will not get the results you are expecting. Nagios is primarily geared towards monitoring services - hosts are only checked when there are problems or recoveries with services, so things will go awry if you define a host without any services.

 

Keywords:hosts services