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Configuring Nagios for monitoring of basic services

The Nagios documentation says:

""Nagios is quite powerful and flexible, but it can take a lot of work to get it configured just the way you’d like. Once you become familiar with how it works and what it can  do for you, you’ll never want to be without it.
The saying was true for me as I struggled a lot initially while configuring nagios . After configuring once to monitor the localhost , I tried again and it was straight forward for me  . I was able to configure it without much issues and thought of documenting it. Initially we will see how to configure nagios to monitor services on localhost , and later  we will see how to monitor services on different hosts .

The following steps are need to be followed while configuring Nagios to monitor services on localhost.

1. Download nagios and nagios-plugin from the nagios repository    If you want to get it through commandline , then you can download it using

wget http://sour…