Tested On

OS: CentOS 6.2 x86_64
Nagios Version: 3.5
Nagvis Version: 1.7.7
Hardware: Virtual Machine (VMware Server


Nagvis is an visualization addon for Nagios that can create beautiful maps for Nagios objects.


  • Install Nagios server

Nagios Installation

  • we need to install the folllowing prerequisites packages: rrdtool perl-GD
yum install php-gd php-mbstring graphviz gcc-c++ rsync -y

Install and configure mk-livestatus

  • Download and install mk-livestatus
cd /usr/local/src/nagios/
wget https://mathias-kettner.de/download/mk-livestatus-1.2.2p2.tar.gz -O mk-livestatus.tar.gz
tar zxvf mk-livestatus.tar.gz
cd mk-livestatus-*
./configure && make && make install
  • Add the following lines to Nagios configuration file to configure nagios to load livestatus module
vi /usr/local/nagios/etc/nagios.cfg
broker_module=/usr/local/lib/mk-livestatus/livestatus.o /usr/local/nagios/var/rw/live
  • Reload Nagios
/etc/init.d/nagios reload

Install Nagvis

  • Download Nagvis
cd /usr/local/src/nagios/
wget "https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/nagvis/NagVis%201.7/nagvis-1.7.9.tar.gz?r=http%3A%2F%2Fsourceforge.net%2Fprojects%2Fnagvis%2Ffiles%2FNagVis%25201.7%2F&ts=1378635410&use_mirror=garr" -O nagvis.tar.gz
tar zxf nagvis.tar.gz
cd nagvis-*
  • Start Nagvis installation
chmod +x install.sh
./install.sh -n /usr/local/nagios -p /usr/local/nagvis -l "unix:/usr/local/nagios/var/rw/live" -b mklivestatus -u apache -g apache -w /etc/httpd/conf.d -a y
  • Reload apache
service httpd reload

Nagvis installation completed.

Browse to https://nagios_server_ip_address/nagvis to configure new maps
Please visit https://www.nagvis.org/ for information about Nagvis configuration and usage.

Lahav Savir

Founder and CTO, Cloud Platforms

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