Step by Step instructions for the Nagios connector

Often I receive questions about how to install the connector. Here is a short step by step installation instruction:

  1. Download the latest release (
  2. Extract the archive
  3. Copy the “Release” folder to c:\
  4. rename it to scom2nagios
  5. Copy the “processing.xml” from documentation to c:\scom2nagios
  6. Start an administrative command shell
  7. change to c:\scom2nagios (cd /d c:\scom2nagios)
  8. start the Service Installer with "%systemroot%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\InstallUtil.exe" Nagios-SCOMConnector.exe (see the 1. screenshoot)
  9. Register the connector to SCOM with Nagios-SCOMConnector.exe InstallConnector
  10. Edit Nagios-SCOMConnector.exe.config and change the ncsaPath (2. screenshoot)
  11. Edit the service “KIT Nagios Connector” to Restart on Failure (3. Screenshoot)
  12. Select the connector in the OpsMgr Console (Administration –> Product Connectos –> Internal Connector, 4. Screenshoot)
  13. Right click the conenctor and select Properties (Screenshot 5)
  14. Add a suitable subscription to the connector to send alerts to it.
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