This is probably a very silly question, but I'm new to this. I am currently learning about system administration, and was asked to set basic monitoring in place (that checks a website returns HTTP 200). Here's the setup:
- Server one runs a web site and backups daily to server two.
- Server two stores the backups.
So, if I am tasked to "set basic monitoring in place", so that the website on server one returns an HTTP status of 200, where should I place the monitoring software? On server two? I am thinking it must be that way because if server one's site didn't return an OK HTTP status, then that'd mean the monitoring tool would fail as well?
I am planning to use Nagios for this, but I'm very confused and don't even know where to start. Sorry for the dumb question!