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How to Install Nagios on Windows

by Jason Artman

Nagios is an open-source program that allows you to monitor the status of a computer network. Using Nagios, you can watch the activities on your network in real time to see how many users are connected, what they are doing and whether the service is having difficulty handling the current load. Nagios is written for the Unix and Linux operating systems; however, its creators have endorsed a port called Nagwin for the Windows operating system.

Step 1

Navigate in your Web browser to the Nagios Core download page at nagios.org/download/core/thanks/. Scroll down to the "Packaged Nagios Distributions" section and click the "Learn More" link under "Nagwin."

Step 2

Click the link next to "Download URL."

Step 3

Click the "Nagwin" link.

Step 4

Click "Nagwin_1.2.0_Installer.zip" and save the file to the desktop.

Step 5

Right-click the file "Nagwin_1.2.0_Installer.zip" on the desktop and select "Extract All" to extract the contents of the archive to a folder on the desktop. Open the folder.

Step 6

Double-click the file "Nagwin_1.2.0_Installer.exe." After a moment, a window with the title "Nagwin 1.2.0 Setup" appears. Click "Next."

Step 7

Examine the Nagwin/Nagios license agreement and click the "I Agree" button to continue the installation process.

Step 8

Click the "Browse" button to select a destination folder for Nagios, or click "Next" to use the default location of "C:\Program Files\ICW."

Step 9

Write down the account name and password that the installation utility generates for you, or type your own username and password in the "Service Account," "Type Password" and "Confirm Password" fields.

Step 10

Click the "Install" button to install Nagwin using the settings you selected. After a moment, the installation utility displays the message "Nagwin 1.2.0 is installed on this machine now."

Click "OK" and "Close."

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