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Installing the V-Shell Web Interface for Nagios

Hands-On Lab

 

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Length

01:00:00

Difficulty

Intermediate

Sometimes a change of perspective can mean a lot, and simply looking at something from a different angle can help with resolving issues. In this hands-on lab, we will download, install, and configure a new front-end web interface for Nagios.

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.

Installing the V-Shell Web Interface for Nagios

Introduction

Sometimes a change of perspective can mean a lot, and simply looking at something from a different angle can help with resolving issues. In this hands-on lab, we will download, install, and configure a new front-end web interface for Nagios.

Connecting to the Lab

  1. Open your terminal application, and run the following command (remember to replace PUBLIC_IP with the public IP you were provided on the lab instructions page):
    ssh cloud_user@PUBLIC_IP
  2. Enter yes at the prompt.
  3. Enter your cloud_user password at the prompt.

Install the Required Dependency

  1. Run the following command:
    sudo yum install php-pecl-apc

Download and Install V-Shell

  1. Download V-Shell.
    wget http://assets.nagios.com/downloads/exchange/nagiosvshell/vshell.tar.gz
  2. Unpack the vshell.tar.gz file.
    tar xvzf vshell.tar.gz
  3. Change to the vshell directory.
    cd vshell
  4. Run the install script.
    sudo ./install.php
  5. Restart httpd.
    sudo systemctl restart httpd

Log In to the V-Shell Interface

  1. In a private browser tab, navigate to http://NAGIOS_SERVER_IP/vshell.
  2. At the prompt, enter the following login credentials:
    • User Name: nagiosadmin
    • Password: BlaBla321
  3. Click OK.

Conclusion

Congratulations, you've successfully completed this hands-on lab!