This is the updated online version of the Nagios documentation package distributed with Nagios Core Version 3. It is NOT the official Nagios documentation. The official online documentation is available here.
Nagios is a extremly powerful, versatile and open software system. One of its main benefits is the extensibility of all major functions. We can see the proven success of Nagios extensibility in the magnitude of freely available addons and plugins. In order to ensure the best possible integration of extensions and the scalabilty of Nagios into the enterprise, documentation is a key factor. With open source software being developed under especially tight time and money constraints, documentation is often lacking. Without proof-reading, layout refinement and a good chapter design it is difficult to read. Easily accessible documentation is a time-saver and productivity boost.
I created this Nagios online documentation update with these changes:
- Reformatting of the source HTML for better readability
- Implementation of a chapter sidebar for easier access
- Addition of a keyword "search" for indexed lookup
- Streamlining of page arrangements in chapters
- Removing several typos and inconsistencies
- Integration of translations into German and Japanese
Making it publicly accessible, I wish it becomes useful for the large Nagios community as a whole. Feel free to contact me at support[at]frank4dd.com, I welcome comments.
Best wishes, Frank
Original Author, Credits and Copyrights
Nagios, the Nagios logo and the most part of this documentation has been developed by Ethan Galstad, the Nagios Core Development Team and Community Contributors. I am grateful for their efforts. The offical Nagios home is at http://www.nagios.org.
Copyright © 1999-2009 Ethan Galstad.
Portions copyright by Nagios Community members. See the THANKS file for more information.
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Several people have contributed to Nagios Core by either reporting bugs, suggesting improvements, writing plugins, etc. A list of some of the many contributors to the development of Nagios Core can be found in the THANKS file in the root of the Nagios Core distribution.