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Where can a I get a quality, free VM of Nagios? seems to be dead, and the VMware appliance directory only lists JumpBox (good quality, but paid) and several other very old VMs of Nagios with no download link.

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Is there a reason you don't want to spend a couple of minutes to install Nagios yourself? Either way you'll need to do the same amount of configuration. – John Gardeniers Jan 3 '11 at 21:44

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Icinga is a fork of Nagios (we're using at my office and are quite happy with it). They provide a virtual appliance at

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I would suggest that you build nagios yourself, otherwise when it comes to configuration, which is about.... 99% of the work, that is where you'll have a problem.

Install Nagios in a CentOS vm, there are various guides on the internet the CentOS mailing list, and the Nagios mailing list are very helpful. In fact, you should be able to get a basic setup up and running in 24 hours, easily.

I would also suggest IRC - in fact, if you really need a hand, I've just done a nagios build, and I can advise you if you like :)

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This^. Everytime I've used an appliance, it came back to bite me when something went wrong. – user229572 Feb 23 at 21:15

Try opsview community edition VM, it is based on nagios. I have 2 VMs working, one for internal services, other for hosting services.

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