Update your machine:

yum update

install wget

yum install wget

disabled or in permissive mode. Steps to do this are as follows.

sed -i 's/SELINUX=.*/SELINUX=disabled/g' /etc/selinux/config
setenforce 0

install prerequisites packages:

yum install -y gcc glibc glibc-common wget unzip httpd php gd gd-devel perl postfix

go in /tmp directory

cd /tmp

download latest release of nagios core:

wget https://assets.nagios.com/downloads/nagioscore/releases/nagios-4.4.2.tar.gz

extract nagios:

tar xzf nagios-4.4.2.tar.gz

go in nagios folder

cd /tmp/nagioscore-nagios-4.4.1/

and compile:

make all

create user and group for nagios:

make install-groups-users

add apache to nagios group:

usermod -a -G nagios apache

install binaries, CGIs and HTML files.

make install

Install Service / Daemon

make install-daemoninit
systemctl enable httpd.service

Installs and configures the external command file.

make install-commandmode

Install sample Configuration Files

make install-config

Install Apache Config Files

make install-webconf

setting firewall, allow port 80 inbound traffic so you can reach the Nagios web interface.

firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=80/tcp
firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=80/tcp --permanent

Create nagios admin User Account to be able to log into Nagios.

htpasswd -c /usr/local/nagios/etc/htpasswd.users nagiosadmin

start apache:

systemctl start httpd.service

start nagios

systemctl start nagios.service

connect to:


and login with

username: nagiosadmin

password: yourpassword

Service / Daemon Commands

systemctl start nagios.service
systemctl stop nagios.service
systemctl restart nagios.service
systemctl status nagios.service

Install Plugin

install some dependencies libraries:

yum install -y gcc glibc glibc-common make gettext automake autoconf wget openssl-devel net-snmp net-snmp-utils epel-release

yum install -y perl-Net-SNMP

download the plugin into tmp folder:

wget --no-check-certificate -O nagios-plugins.tar.gz https://github.com/nagios-plugins/nagios-plugins/archive/release-2.2.1.tar.gz

extract the file:

tar -zxvf nagios-plugins.tar.gz

go into the extracted folder:

cd nagios-plugins-release-2.2.1/

compile and install:

make install

restart nagios:

systemctl restart nagios.service