To make Nagios CORE security compliant with a SHA2/SHA256 cert, follow these steps using Openssl and you will be ready in no time with a PCI compliant cert. This is a standard requirement nowadays in any PCI compliant environment. This is implemented with Apache backend. Run the below command to generate .crt and .key files.

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This script is to monitor a failure when Nagios daemons fails to start or sometimes Nagios stops sending alerts. When you check the logs at "/usr/local/nagios/var/log/nagios.log" you might come across messages like "Caught SIGSEGV, shutting down". These messages need to be monitored and then fixed so that Nagios works in a proper fashion. This would be monitored via Cronjob on the host as Nagios itself won't be able to detect the failure.

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Its possible to upgrade Nagios CORE to the latest version by just following these simple steps. This article covers upgrade, backup and restore in case of a failure.The Latest Version of Nagios CORE is 4.2.4 as of January,2017 for which you can download the Source files from Nagios Website. The process would involve stopping of Nagios and Apache service, compiling Nagios from source and then restart both the services. You need to be admin/Root user to implement the upgrade.

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Scripting Nagios Custom checks is not that hard. Its a case of getting hold of group of commands, piping them and extracting the Status of a Service and then passing them as Variables with If THEN ELSE STATEMENTS, that in-turn informs Nagios the status of the Service being monitored.

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