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|+||Nagios doesn’t need a big fancy supercomputer to offer exceptional enterprise monitoring of network assets and resources, so our temptation is to re-purpose older servers to perform this reasonably lightweight task.|
|+||If you ask me, that’s not only overkill, but the attempt to save money by reusing older hardware will actually cost more due to higher electricity usage vs. a tiny Raspberry Pi 3 Microcomputer… which ironically may in fact have more modern system specifications than that old beast of a server you’ve been using.|
|+||It can be a wee bit daunting to setup a Raspberry Pi Nagios server from scratch, and there were no projects I found which were actively maintained at a level adequate for professional use. So I decided to start a new project–called NEMS: Nagios Enterprise Monitoring Server (for Raspberry Pi).|
|+||This project uses freely available applications such as Debian Linux, Nagios Core and a variety of other goodies, and I too release a fully ready-to-use image for you to use within yours or your customer’s network environments.|