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Integrate Opsgenie with Nagios XI

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What does Opsgenie offer Nagios XI users?

Opsgenie provides a two-way rich integration plugin for Nagios. Besides that, Opsgenie provides a number of easy to use integration methods (email, API, command line tools, programming libraries, etc.) to ensure all monitoring tools can be easily integrated with Opsgenie. Nagios XI can be integrated with Opsgenie via the email interface, or by executing scripts in any language that use Opsgenie Web API. This document describes two supported integrations options.

This article explains integrating Opsgenie with Nagios XI. If you’re using Nagios, go to Integrate Opsgenie with Nagios.

1. Integration using Opsgenie Nagios XI Plugin

Opsgenie Nagios XI plugin supports bi-directional integration with Nagios XI. Integration leverages Opsgenie’s Nagios-specific executable and OEC utility to automatically create rich alerts (status, alert histogram, trends, etc.) and synchronizes alert status between Nagios XI and Opsgenie. Opsgenie Nagios XI plugin is the recommended integration method as it enables Nagios XI to take advantage of advanced capabilities provided by Opsgenie.

2. Integration via Email

Nagios XI can send alert notifications via email using an email utility such as sendmail. Opsgenie’s "Email integration" supports processing emails sent by Nagios XI, parsing the relevant information from the emails, and create & close alerts in Opsgenie. Integration via email does not require any software components to be installed on the Nagios XI server and can be implemented by simply configuring Nagios XI commands and contacts using Core Config Manager.

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