Nagios is a popular way to monitor hosts & services

This configuration will enforce SSL and authentication

You may notice ‘PENDING’ statuses for a few minutes

We have to force ‘2222’ as our monitored port for SSH

Nagios plugins can be ran from the command line too

In a virtual machine, it’s common for NTP to be way off!

You should have an empty mailq and ‘DNS OK’ for these

Be sure to close your ‘service’ with an ending } bracket

Munin is an easy way to baseline your services

Notice that we didn’t enable SSL this time