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Configure event collection from NagiosXI

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Configure event collection from NagiosXI

Configure the NagiosXI connector instance to receive events from the Nagios Core monitor.

Before you begin

Role required: evt_mgmt_admin

Connector validation performed on version 5.4.0


  1. Navigate to Event Management > Event Connectors (Pull) > Connector Instances.
  2. Click New and create a connector instance with the following details:
    Field Value
    Name Descriptive name for the Nagios connector.
    Description Description for the use of the NagiosIX event collection instance.
    Host IP Specify the Nagios XI IP address.
    Credential Either select Basic Auth Credentials from the list or click New and in the Credential list select Basic Auth Credentials and create the required credentials. In all cases, ensure that the user password contains the NagiosIX user API key, for example 04lquEPqf4JimWCm8RWbJokOpW8LYBUfEvJp9OSHSRYe4QDrHPFndYbWcCHapBpk.

    If you create the credentials, save them using a unique and recognizable name, for example, NagiosOPS.

    Event collection last run time The last run time value is automatically updated.
    Last event collection status The last run time status is automatically updated.
    Event collection schedule (seconds) The frequency in seconds that the system checks for new events from Nagios. The default value is 120 seconds.
    Last error message The last error message is automatically updated.
    Connector Definition Select NagiosIX.
    MID Servers (MID Server for Connectors section) Specify a MID Server that is up and is valid. You can configure several MID Servers. If the first is down, the next MID Server is used. If that MID Server is not available, the next is selected, and so on. MID Servers are sorted according to the order that their details were entered into the MID Server for Connectors section. If no MID Server is specified, an available MID Server that has a matching IP range is used.
  3. Right-click the form header and select Save.
    The parameters that are relevant to the Nagios IX connector appear.
  4. In the Connector Instance Values section, specify the Nagios values.
    1. initial_sync_in_days. Specify the number of days for which events must be collected at the first collection cycle. Default value 7 days.
    2. port. Default value 80.
    3. protocol. The default protocol type is http.
  5. Right-click the form header and select Save.
  6. Click Test Connector to verify the connection between the MID Server and the connector.
  7. If the test fails, follow the instructions that the error issues to correct the problem and then run another test.
    If this message appears: Connection test failed: Failed to connect to Nagios on test connector. Invalid API Key, then enter the API Key for the specific user to be able to read the Nagios events.
    Tip: Use a network tool, such as ping, to verify that the Nagios server is running and the IP address matches the value in the Host IP field.
  8. After a successful test, select the Active check box and then click Update.