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Passive and active checks in Nagios

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The author of "Network monitoring with Nagios" suggests a workaround for balancing active and passive checks and explains the impact of service failures.
Increasing the number of passive checks you use instead of active checks will increase the number of devices you can monitor with Nagios. Beyond that, you may need to start looking into using a distributed Nagios implementation. This requires separate Nagios instances communicating with a central Nagios system. It's tough to maintain the configuration files, since each Nagios instance requires its own set, but in the end, it'll do the job.
 read more | mail this link | score:6666 | -janewalker6847, December 8, 2006
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