Nagios Enterprise Monitoring Server
Amazon Machine Image for Amazon Web Services (EC2)

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NEMS Linux AMI leverages Amazon's T2 instance types, dramatically reducing the cost of running a NEMS Server in the Cloud by bursting to full core performance only when required. T2 instances are also available to use in the AWS Free Tier, which includes 750 hours of t2.micro instances each month for one year for new AWS customers.

AWS Requirements

The NEMS Linux AMI requires the following:

  • If monitoring 1-20 hosts: t2.micro or higher EC2 instance
  • If monitoring more than 20 hosts: t2.medium or higher EC2 instance
  • an elastic IP address
  • volume is 16GB by default and may need to be increased in time

How to Launch NEMS Linux in AWS EC2

To launch a NEMS Linux instance in EC2, search for NEMS Linux when launching a new instance. You'll find the official AMI (see the docs for the AMI ID) under the "Community AMIs" tab.

Please see the NEMS Linux AMI Documentation for full deployment details.

Deployment Notes

  • Important: Before booting, you must configure an elastic IP address for your NEMS Linux instance. Failure to do this will break several features, including NEMS Cloud Services, NEMS CheckIn, and your daily backup.
  • NEMS Linux allows you to use either username/password combinations or username/key pair combinations to login via SSH. As this could pose a security issue, please ensure only your own IP address has access to NEMS Linux ports (in your EC2 Security Group configuration for the instance).

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