Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.3. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: nagios.
Nagios is a host and service monitor designed to inform you of network problems before your clients, end-users or managers do. It has been designed to run under the Linux operating system, but works fine under most *NIX variants as well. The monitoring daemon runs intermittent checks on hosts and services you specify using external "plugins" which return status information to Nagios. When problems are encountered, the daemon can send notifications out to administrative contacts in a variety of different ways (email, instant message, SMS, etc.). Current status information, historical logs, and reports can all be accessed via a web browser.
There are quite a few moodle installations that are using Nagios to monitor their server status. For more info about Nagios please see: