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Monitor Hyper-V using Nagios on CentOS Linux with this complete guide by Eric Siron. Learn how to create your own monitoring system for Free!
System monitoring is one of the more important things we can do for our datacenters, as it helps to spot problems in the onset phase where they can be dealt with gracefully instead of waiting for an obvious failure that requires downtime. There are a huge number of monitoring tools that work with Hyper-V on the market today. One that I’m fond of is Nagios Core. It is easily one of the most powerful systems you can get your hands on, and you just can’t beat the price (free). It does come in a commercial version which adds a lot features, mostly in the user-friendliness department. Therein lies the rub with the free version: it’s not the easiest thing in the world to set up. This blog post will walk you through setting up Nagios Core and configuring basic monitoring to monitor Hyper-V.