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Import Nagios Log Server Into Microsoft Hyper-V - How to Do it?


Import Nagios Log Server Into Microsoft Hyper-V - How to Do it?

To Import Nagios Log Server, You will need to extract the Hyper-V file you download before creating the virtual machine, you should

extract it to the location that you store your VHD files in.

Here at Ibmi Media, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Nagios queries.

In this context, we shall look into how to import Nagios.


Import Nagios Log Server Into Microsoft Hyper-V

In this section, let us see how to import Nagios Log Server VHD image into Microsoft Hyper-V.


Prerequisites to Import Nagios Log Server Into Microsoft Hyper-V

  • Hyper-V must be enabled (Turn Windows features on or off).
  • The Hyper-V VHD image of Nagios Log Server, this can be downloaded from:
  • https://www.nagios.com/downloads/nagios-log-server/.
  • We will need to extract the Hyper-V file we download, before creating the virtual machine. We should extract it to the location that we store our VHD files in.


How to Create New Virtual Machine ?

  • Firstly, open the Hyper-V Manager and select New > Virtual Machine.
  • The 'Before You Begin' step appears.
  • Click Next.
  • Then, provide a name for the Virtual machine and alternatively a location for it.
  • Click Next.
  • Next, specify the generation if required.
  • Click Next.
  • Then, on the Memory section, we will need to increase it to a minimum of 2048 MB, this equals 2 GB.
  • Click Next.
  • Next, On the Networking section, we will need to select a virtual switch the VM will be connected to.
  • Click Next.
  • On the Connect Virtual Hard Disk section, we will need to select the 'Use an existing virtual hard disk' option.
  • Use the Browse button to locate the VHD file we downloaded and extracted.
  • Click Next.
  • On the summary screen, review our choices to ensure everything is as expected.
  • Click Finish.
  • Finally, a progress bar will appear briefly as our VM is created.


Power On Virtual Machine

  • Now we can power on the VM and start using it.
  • Then , select the VM and in the actions column, click Start to turn the VM on.
  • Once the VM is powered on, we will want to connect to it to bring up the console of the VM. This will display the IP address that the VM obtains during boot up.


Click Connect to bring up the VM Console.

  • A new window should open with the console of the VM and once it has booted, we should see a screen like the one to the right.
  • We can see that the console has provided us with a URL. This URL can be opened in our web browser to begin configuring Nagios Log Server.


How to Configure Nagios Log Server ?

  • Firstly, we will be presented with the Final Installation Steps screen just like this:
  • Then, select Install if this is the first server in our Nagios Log Server cluster.
  • then, select Connect if we want to add this server to an existing Nagios Log Server cluster.
  • We will be presented with a page of fields that need to be populated before proceeding.
  • If we have already purchased Nagios Log Server, we can add license key here.
  • Under ‘Admin Account Setup’, please populate the fields as they are all required to continue.
  • Once we are ready, click Finish Installation to save these settings.
  • Please wait while the settings are applied to the server. Once it is complete, we will be presented with the Login screen with the status of Installation Complete.
  • Type the username and password required to login to Nagios Log Server and then click the Log In button to begin.
  • Finally, we will be logged into Nagios Log Server and be placed at the home screen.


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