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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.9

Nagios XI
Nagios XI Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Nagios XI is an information technology (IT) infrastructure monitoring and alerting solution for servers, network devices, applications, and services. This technology can monitor various operating system resources, network services, network devices (routers, switches), generic devices (printers, workstations), and provides alerts for problems and resolutions

This technology is compatible with MySQL (Structured Query Language) or PostgreSQL databases for data storage.

Nagios XI is related to Nagios Core. Nagios XI is the full-featured, vendor-supported version and Nagios Core is the open source version. This assessment only covers Nagios XI.

Nagios XI is available in two editions: Standard and Enterprise. This assessment covers both editions.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v21.4
Decision Date: 04/01/2021
Aliases: infrastructure monitoring; network monitor; application monitor; operating system monitor; system monitor; service monitor
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Vendor Name: Nagios Enterprises
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/01/2021).