Setting up A Network Monitoring and Inventory System

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Setting up Nagios, OpenAudit and related services for Monitoring and Inventory

This guide will set up (list subject to change):

  • Lighttpd
  • Nagios
    • Nagconfig?
    • Groundwork Foundation?
  • Cacti
  • Smokeping
  • OpenAudit
  • MySQL DB and associated scripts to tie these together


Basic concept is to combine the above apps/utilities to create an easy to set up and low upkeep monitoring system that also tracks inventory thanks to OpenAudit. Redundant entries in configs will be kept to a minimum (hopefully). New devices should be auto-added to monitoring systems, along with associated services (for example, a Windows server running MS Exchange might have basic services such as CPU load, HD free space, running services and Exchange queues monitored, whereas a router running on Alpine Linux would might need the routing table, throughput, and opennhrp monitored). Also, software licensing should be monitored so that Windows boxes do not exceed purchased licenses.