Verifying Installation


This page covers steps to verify your GroundWork Monitor installation. It's a good idea to verify the installation by checking the user interface and viewing system data, and checking the connections for Nagios and Foundation. You may also choose to configure your firewall.

1.0 Checking the User Interface

An Operator role is predefined for you. The Operator role provides access to GroundWork Monitor applications such as Status and Event Console.

  1. Log into GroundWork Monitor as an Operator with the User ID operator and Password operator.
  2. Select the Status application tab.
  3. Expand the tree (left panel) and navigate to hosts and services checking that the status information is correct.

2.0 Checking the Connection

The Event Broker takes passive checks sent to port 5667 on the GroundWork server and loads it directly into the Nagios results buffer. Using the Event Broker for processing passive checks by-passes the Nagios command pipe. The Event Broker is part of Nagios and therefore only a Nagios restart is required to have the passive checks working:

3.0 Configuring your Firewall

Upon successful installation and verification of GroundWork Monitor you can choose to configure your firewall. In addition, the following ports must be open on the GroundWork server:

4.0 Changes to Syslog Configuration

As part of the installation process, the operating system's syslogd process has been disabled and is replaced with a GroundWork installation of syslogng. Any customizations to /etc/syslog.conf must be moved to /usr/local/groundwork/common/etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf and any future modifications to /etc/syslog.conf will not have any effect.