How to install Icinga (Nagios Fork) in Ubuntu 12.10 server

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Icinga is an enterprise grade open source monitoring system which keeps watch over networks and any conceivable network resource, notifies the user of errors and recoveries and generates performance data for reporting. Scalable and extensible, Icinga can monitor complex, large environments across dispersed locations.

Icinga is a fork of Nagios and is backward compatible. So, Nagios configurations, plugins and addons can all be used with Icinga. Though Icinga retains all the existing features of its predecessor, it builds on them to add many long awaited patches and features requested by the user community.

Before proceeding with this make sure you have Ubuntu 12.10 LAMP server setup.

Install Icinga (Nagios Fork) in Ubuntu 12.10 server

Preparing your system

First you need to install the following package to get add-apt-repository command

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties software-properties-common

Now you need to add icinga PPA

Open the terminal and run the following comamnds

add-apt-repository ppa:formorer/icinga
apt-get update
apt-get install icinga icinga-doc icinga-idoutils libdbd-mysql mysql-client

At the time of installation this will require some information please follow the on screen instructions

Once you installed icinga you can access the application using the following URL


Login username and password as follows

Username :- icingaadmin
Password:- you set this at the time of installation


Once the basic installation started working you need to check the documentation for more services setup.

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2 Responses

  1. Alex says:

    Thank you for the helpful guide. Was going to have a go at trying a few newer, server oriented distros this weekend, and the familiar ‘buntu should be as a place as any to start. 🙂

  2. Dàrent says:

    Is there any way to make it work with cherokee instead of apache2? During the install it asks me what server I’m running, and cherokee isn’t amongst the options… Trying to access the adress doesn’t work unless I switch the web server… Thanks!

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