How to Add Windows Host to Nagios Monitoring Server

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99 Responses

  1. Soyemi Ola says:

    It appears as though you do not have permission to view information for any of the hosts you requested. I did everything as advised but no change or host added and I just get this message.

  2. Mangesh says:

    Can You able to monitor database as well I need help on Monitor SQL server Database in Nagios Core

  3. Mangesh says:

    Hi team, thanks for this wonderful Article. As mentioned above there are only few services you mentioned in define service.

    Do you have list of all such services apart from other..

  4. lester says:

    Hi, how to add windows exchange server in nagios? like i wanna monitor the queues and database availability etc.?


  5. pravut says:

    Hi guys,

    I would like to know how to add another windows server host after adding first window host as the article above completed. please help me

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Follow the same instruction to add another or multiple Windows systems to Nagios Server.

      • pravut says:

        in step 1, I get it in step 2 what that I need to change for my understanding is in step 2 by changing the command vi /usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/windows.cfg as windows2.cfg, windows3.cfg, instead and within this file also change hostname, ip address to the new host.

        Is it correct?

        Sorry for my newbie Nagios and Linux.

  6. Dilip says:

    How do i monitor Windows services running under a different user account.i.e not the local system account

  7. Hussain says:

    Hi Ravi, Thanks for your wonderful article. I have added windows host to Linux monitoring server but I have got critcal – Socket timeout in Nagios. What would be the issue? If I try to verify configuration.
    [[email protected] ~]# /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins/check_nrpe -H
    CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds.

    • Hussain says:

      Please find the following error for your reference.

      [[email protected] ~]# nmap

      Starting Nmap 5.51 ( ) at 2017-01-30 14:31 IST
      Nmap scan report for (
      Host is up (0.0011s latency).
      Not shown: 999 filtered ports
      53/tcp closed domain

  8. sait says:

    hi, i want to add another windows machine in nagios, but i have a error when i restart nagios service.

  9. Faruk says:

    Hi Ravi, thanks for that great article, one question, my window server is in different network and Linux server network is in different network, nagios is installed in Linux OS machine. will it work ??

    • Ravi Saive says:


      No issue, as far as Nagios monitoring server able to reach both servers on their listening TCP ports, it will work without any issues..

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