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Several books have been written about Nagios over the years. Some authors have worked at Nagios, others are simply enthusiasts. All of them are experts. Check out this list of books we compiled of some of the best Nagios reads out there.
Learning Nagios 4
Packt Publishing has released Learning Nagios 4 written by Wojciech Kocjan in March of 2014.
Nagios Core Administration Cookbook
Packt Publishing has released Nagios Core Administration Cookbook written by Tom Ryder in January of 2013.
Instant Nagios Starter
Packt Publishing has released Instant Nagios Starter written by Michael Guthrie in May of 2013.
Learning Nagios 3.0
Packt Publishing has released Learning Nagios 3.0 written by Wojciech Kocjan in October of 2008.
Integrated Monitoring With Nagios (Japanese)
Shogo Sato has written a book on Nagios in Japanese called Nagios 統合監視［実践］リファレンス (roughly translated “Nagios Integrated Monitoring”).
Nagios 3 Pour la Supervision et la Métrologie (French)
Jean Gabès has written a book on Nagios called Nagios 3 Pour la Supervision et la Métrologie.
Praxisbuch Nagios (German)
Tobias Scherbaum has written a book on Nagios called Praxisbuch Nagios.
NAGIOS et la Supervision Open Source (French)
Olivier Jan, a key organizer of the Nagios community in France, has written a book on Nagios called NAGIOS et la supervision Open Source.
Nagios 3 Enterprise Network Monitoring
Several Nagios community members have contributed to a new book published by Syngress titled ” Nagios 3 Enterprise Network Monitoring“.
Linux Administration Handbook
Nagios is recommended on page 665-666 of the Linux Administration Handbook, 2nd Edition. Thanks to Jon Fox for bringing this to my attention.
Building a Monitoring Infrastructure With Nagios
David Josephsen has written a book about Nagios titled “Building a Monitoring Intractructure With Nagios”. Click here for more information.
Nagios 2.0 – Beginning to System and Network Monitoring
Shogo Sato has written an book about Nagios titled “Nagios 2.0 – Beginning to system and network monitoring”. The book is written in Japanese and covers installation, configuration, monitoring difference services (HTTP, SMTP..) and resources (Load, Processes..). Additionally, the book talks about integrating Nagios with other software such as pukiwiki, snmptt, and perfparse. More information can be found here.
Nagios: System and Network Monitoring
Wolfgang Barth has written an excellent book on Nagios titled “Nagios: System and Network Monitoring”. The chapters cover a variety of topics in detail and I have no doubt that the book will act as a valuable resource to new and seasoned Nagios users alike. Check it out!
Pro Nagios 2.0
James Turnbull has written a book titled “Pro Nagios 2.0” which describes how to architect Nagios installations, deploy agents and plug-ins, and monitor a variety of assets. It also covers information on how to integrate Nagios with other OSS applications like MRTG and Snort. Click here for more information.
Netzwerke mit Linux
Klaus Rodewig has written a book titled “Netzwerke mit Linux” which covers professional networking with Linux. Chapter 7 of the book covers installation, configuration and use of Nagios. The Appendix contains commented configuration-directives of Nagios files: nagios.cfg, cgi.cfg and directives for object templates.
The Nagios Book
Chris Burgess has written “The Nagios Book”, which walks users through the process of setting up a Nagios installation from scratch. The book is available for free download – in both PDF and HTML format – here.
Time Management for System Administrators
Nagios gets a mention in Chapter of Tom Limoncelli’s book titled “Time Management for System Administrators” (published by O’Reilly). The book was published in November, 2005. Thanks to L?szl? Garz? and Joshua Hunter for bringing this to my attention.
Nagios: System- und Netzwerk-Monitoring
>Wolfgang Barth wrote a book on Nagios titled Nagios: System- und Netzwerk-Monitoring for Open Source Press. The book was published in November, 2005 in German.
Network Administrators Survival Guide
Nagios is mentioned in chapter 5 of a Cisco Press book titled Network Administrators Survival Guide. The book was published in October, 2005. Thanks to Anand Deveriya for bringing this to my attention.
Essential SNMP, Second Edition
Nagios is mentioned in the second edition of O’Reilly’s “Essential SNMP“. The book was written by Douglas Mauro and Kevin Schmidt and published in September, 2005.
Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security
Nagios is briefly mentioned in the chapter 4 of O’Reilly’s “Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security“. Readers are taken through Nagios installation and high-level configuration of both the server component and remote checks using NRPE. The book was written by Yanek Korff, Paco Hope and Bruce Potter and was published in March, 2005.
Network Security Hacks
Nagios is mentioned in the first 8 pages in chapter 5 of O’Reilly’s “Network Security Hacks“. The book was written by Andrew Lockhart and published in April, 2004. Thanks to Michael Wise for brining this to my attention.
Open Source Network Administration
Nagios is covered (along with other open source network admin packages) in a book by James Kretchmar titled “Open Source Network Administration. The book was published in October, 2003.
Automating UNIX and Linux Administration
Nagios is mentioned in a book by Kirk Bauer titled “Automating UNIX and Linux Administration. The book was published in September, 2003. Thanks to Claire Connelly for bringing this to my attention.
Essential System Administration, 3rd Edition
Nagios/Netsaint is mentioned on pages 503 to 511 of O’Reilly’s Essential System Administration, 3rd Edition. The book was published in August, 2002. Thanks to Marco Ramos for bringing this to my attention.
Building Internet Firewalls, 2nd Edition
NetSaint is mentioned in O’Reilly’s Building Internet Firewalls, 2nd Edition. Published in June of 2000.