Back in February I delivered a preview of a new tool that I had been working on called the “Nagios Discovery Tool for Windows” – or the NDT for short.
Since then I have been trying to get a manual for the tool together, but as is the way of my life it has been very hectic so I have made little progress on that front.
A number of readers have commented and mailed me asking to test the tool for which I am very grateful – but I did not want to put it out into the open until I had at least put some sort of very basic user guide together. Therefore I decided that I would do a few videos which take you through the installation and configuring a basic monitoring setup – these are now done ~ yaaaa! – and I am pleased to announce that I have made the program available for download.
Now there are a couple of things that I would like to point out to folks, just so there is a little bit of expectation management:
- I consider the tool very much in the “Release Candidate” phase – therefore there are some elements of the tool that will be subject to change (or might not work as well as expected). If you should find something odd, let me know and I will fit it into a bug release ~ but my time at the moment is a little limited so bear with me on fixing stuff
- Aside from the videos that I am putting on my You Tube channel – there is no official documentation as of yet – I am writing it, but naturally its fairly time consuming ~ so please bear with me
- The tool is designed to be used in conjunction with my own Nagios series – therefore some of the more interesting service monitors (Exchange DAG and the AD replication Monitors for example) will need to be setup on your Nagios Core server as per the articles located here, here, here and here
The download page for the Nagios Discovery Tool is located here: http://www.telnetport25.com/2012/03/nagios-discovery-tool-version-1-0/
On the download page you will find some useful release information, as well as some video overviews which cover installation and very basic usage.