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What is the difference between host_check_live command and Ping service

We are using Nagios based Op5 to monitors servers. Do we need to have Ping service too for servers as I guess host_check_live (command: $USER2$/check_host -H $HOSTADDRESS$) command already uses Ping ...
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Is it overkill to use Ganglia and Nagios for one server? [on hold]

In my home I run a Plex/Data server. It basically just serves everyone's files and then Plex to play movies and such. A Teamspeak server also runs on it, but nothing major other than those tasks. I ...
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How to keep nagios notifying me when the services or hosts are unnormal? [on hold]

I got notification when my services or hosts were not normal, but just once. So I want to keep getting notified when the services or hosts in unnormal state, for example one time 1 minute. Can I ...
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Nagios: How to aggregate a large amount of notifications into one email notifcation?

I have a Nagios server which monitors many servers. There's a dashboard which has been coded in-house and it sends monitoring data using passive checks to the Nagios server. Whenever an issue occurs, ...
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Setting up PNP4nagios - Cant find Nagios Environment

My system is configured as follows: Ubuntu 14.04LTS Nagios Core 4.0.8 Plugins @ ver 2.0.3 PNP 0.4.13 The latest apache, perl, rrdtool, etc. Nagios has been working normally, just added a remote ...
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Installing Nagios 4.0.2 on Centos 7 - service fails to start

Having followed the instructions here http://linoxide.com/how-tos/install-configure-nagios-centos-7/ (but downloading Nagios 4.0.2 instead of 4.0.7 - I have to use that version), I have reached a ...
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“no data was received from host” Nagios Alarm only on Windows service checks

I've got a standard Nagios install monitoring 524 hosts and 912 service checks. I'm seeing a strange problem as far as it relates to monitoring if a service is running on windows server. It seems ...
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Howto monitor web server nodes through HA proxy using Icinga/Nagios in CentOS 6

In this guide I'm not focusing at all on setting up HA proxy or why you'd want to do that. If you have it and want to properly monitor it using Icinga, here's an idea of how you could go about this. ...
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Remote http restart when nagios detect issue in http

I am looking for a plugin, if nagios detected som eproblem on remote http then it will restart http to remote system. Is this plugin is available ?
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Nagios - NSClient++ cannot run included external script

I am running Nagios 3.5 on a Centos 7 machine. The setup is used to monitor some Windows machines via NRPE (check_nrpe commands). For the time being I am using the preconfigured 'alias' commands that ...
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How to check the content of an URI containing a Hash using Nagios' check_http?

Attempt check_http -H www.example.com -f follow -p 8080 -u /hello/#/world -s "content" Result HTTP WARNING: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found - X bytes in 0.00X second response time |time=0.00XYZ Analysis ...
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How to pass your own -H flag to a nagios plugin?

Looking here on the nagios docs I see that it's standard practice to pass a hostaddress macro to your commands with the -H flag. What if your command already has a -H flag however? It's not clear to ...
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Passing arguments to nagios plugin

I've installed my first plugin on a Nagios server, but am having trouble getting the arguments right. I've tried some things with $ARG1$ but am essentially just flopping around. One complication, ...
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Nagios plugin check_hwinfo not working

I am using Nagios to monitor Windows hosts. I am using Nagios 3.5 running on a Centos 7 server. The following packages have been installed from the official repositories and from the EPEL repository: ...
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Nagios Configuration error: “Unexpected token or statement in file” during Pre-flight check

I'm using Nagios 3.2.3 on CentOS 6.5. Everything during install and make went smoothly. I transferred over my conf files, made the appropriate changes, and did a pre-flight test against my nagios.cfg ...
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NRPE (Winrpe) Powershell Command - Unable to read output in Nagios

I'm trying to run an Powershell script from NRPE.cfg and get the output in Nagios. When i run the script on the local (Windows) server, everything is just fine. But when i put it in the NRPE.cfg en ...
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Monitor Linux services with Nagios 4 [closed]

I'm trying to monitor a few RHEL7 services via Nagios. I'd like to monitor if the services are running or stopped and receive an alert when stopped. I haven't any out of the box option with Nagios 4 ...
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Apache and LDAP Authentication

We are using Apache mod_authnz_ldap to authenticate users to Nagios using our LDAP Active Directory. Right now it is working with using SamAccountName. However, Nagios is using the SamAccountName as ...
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omd nagios monitoring servicestate mssql / Failed to open service

I'm trying to monitor mssql service in OMD nagios, but with no success so far. Communication port: 1433 instance name is like: MSSQL$instance Here's my check: check_command check_nt!SERVICESTATE!-l ...
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Nagios Core 3 Check_AS400

I'm monitoring several iseries LPARS with Nagios 3.5.1 running Ubuntu 14.04. I downloaded the .CLASS check_AS400 plugin and followed the instructions. I have a hidden file .as400 that houses the sign ...
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Nagios: how to monitor supermicro based systems

I have several older supermicro based NAS devices. Happened to be at our hosting facility today and saw that one had a disk failure. I thought that I was monitoring this via SNMP->Nagios but clearly ...
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NRPE: Unable to read output locally

I am running /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins/check_nrpe -H 127.0.0.1 -c check_disk as root yet get NRPE: Unable to read output. Any help?
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Nagios 4 on Centos 7 - Old server

I am trying to install Nagios 4 on an old Pentium 4 machine running Centos 7. I have installed the OS from the x86_64 ISO provided at the website. Nagios is downloaded with wget from Sourceforge. I ...
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Nagios compilation error on Centos

I am trying to install Nagios 4 on a Centos 7 machine using the instructions found here. When I get to the compilation and input make all I get this error: make[1]: *** No rule to make target ...
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How can I monitor “primary and secondary” Cognos nodes?

We have several Content Managers in Cognos that are running: one as a primary, one as a secondary. I would like to be alerted if there isn't one node acting as primary, if the primary node changed, ...
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Nagios: check host service even if host is down

Is there a way to force nagios 3 to check a particular host's service (and notify such events) even if the host is down? The reason I ask so is that I have a service that checks if a host's IP ...
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Set different warning thresholds for Nagios on weekends

I'm using Nagios to monitor CPU usage on my servers with the check_load plugin. On weekends we have some batch jobs running and there are hardly any real users anyway, so I'd like to have the warning ...
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Nagios Notification Period Setting, Will Nagios Hold the Email?

I am sorry for getting a little lazy not to try it out, but considering it may be helpful for others too, so I ask this question. If I set Nagios notification period like: 7 am - 5 pm, Mon-Fri Once ...
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Negative values for storage size over SNMP

We ran out of space on a 5 TB volume on a Windows storage server, so we copied the data into a new 10 TB volume. Now our nagios-based monitoring is reporting data I'm not happy with. When I looked ...
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NAGIOS host availability test for host that can't be PINGed, won't talk to me, but can be traceroute'd

Part of my network estate has a fairly important dependency on a host whose availability is difficult to check. I have a number of hosts behind it, and my NAGIOS VPS provider occasionally has routing ...
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Is it possible to get host groups from nagios config to ansible?

We have already nice preconfigured nagios with hosts, host groups etc... Is it possible to get host groups from nagios to ansible? are there some plug-in/module which may allow us to do: ansible ...
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Nagiographer on Debian Wheezy work partialy

I made standard installation which is Nagios3 + Nagiosgrapher on Debian 7.6. In /etc/nagios3/nagios.cfg I added: process_performance_data=1 and ...
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nagios core v4, please help me add more service checks for a single host

I am having difficulties understanding the documentation and would appreciate clarification. I have NRPE and nagios plugins installed from source on both the nagios server and its clients. Can ...
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New nagios/cacti monitoring setup, should I use a dedicated VM?

Currently we have 4 bare metal servers and one small VM server (all running centos6) and I'm looking at setting up monitoring for the Percona MySQL db server and replication slave (bare metal), as ...
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Nagios/Icinga: different passwords for each NSClient++ host

Is it possible to pass a different password to the check_nt/check_nrpe command for each windows host I have defined in my icinga configs? For example, I have 3 windows hosts define host { use ...
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Nagios Wrapper Script that Checks board [closed]

I am in need of a kind of automation script or program run in the Linux environment that can check my Nagios board and can display results or store it's results of the Host, Service, Description, etc ...
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Multiple monitoring machines for the same hosts

I'm fairly new to monitoring and am currently trying to setup a monitoring solution for our network infrastructure. Our hardware is pretty old and can therefore fail at any time. We have taken ...
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Nagios - check_ntp_time - Offset Unknown

I have a local NTP server running on the subnet to keep other subnet nodes in sync, without every node syncing with upstream servers. But, while implementing the check_ntp_time plugin for Nagios I am ...
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Monitoring PSUs with local IPMI and Nagios

I'd like to use Nagios to monitor the redundant PSUs in my servers (running Debian Wheezy). I've run the sensors-detect script in the lm-sensors package, and the only thing it can find is Driver ...
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NSClient seems to be ignoring allow_nasty_meta_chars setting

I am trying to detect an eventlog entry on a server, so am trying to use the CheckEventLog command: ./check_nrpe -H hostname -c CheckEventLog -a MaxWarn=1 MaxCrit=1 "filter=generated gt -3d AND id=23 ...
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Integrating Nagios with a ticketing system/incident mnagement system

Is there a free ticketing system/incident management system which will help me in achieving the following? 1) If a service goes down then Nagios alerts the on-duty staff and pushes the status to some ...
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nagios contact groups to check_mk

I have Nagios installed with traditional configuration files. I have created some contact groups and assigned them to hosts. For web UI I'm using check_mk. And here's the question: Check_mk supports ...
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Use Nagios hostgroups in check_cluster --service check?

Is there a way to use hostgroups within a check_cluster --service check? I've only seen examples that list out each host in the cluster individually like this: define service{ ... ...
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Redundant monitoring with Nagios

I am working with Nagios 4.0.7 on two servers to monitor my network. Recently I developed the third one in order to have more redundancy so I start reading information about failover redundancy mostly ...
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Nagios CHECK_NRPE: Error receiving data from daemon. RHEL 6

So I'm trying to set up a Nagios check_load service on a Red Hat server. I followed the documentation from Red Hat to install the NRPE client: ...
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Nagios: Specify a contact group for a whole host group?

I'm migrating a config from a very old version of Nagios (1.5 something I think) to Nagios 3.5.1. The config I'm moving has contact groups specified for the host groups. The new Nagios says Error: ...
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Is it reasonable to use Nagios to check that a service is NOT available?

Suppose I have a server with a private interface and a public interface. Public might have things like HTTP(S) servers, private might have MySQL and SSH. Obviously Nagios is useful to check that the ...
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check_mysql_query cannot connect to mysql, but works from the command line

I have Nagios 3 running on Debian Wheezy. I am able to run the query the following query from the command line. The credentials for the mysql db are stored in ~nagios/.my.cnf nagios@intranet:~$ ...
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Allowing nagios plugin check_dhcp to work without setuid root

Nagios has a plugin, check_dhcp, that does exactly what you'd think. It's widely suggested to install it setuid root, because it uses SO_BINDTODEVICE, which usually only root can do. Of course a ...
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On call schedule rotation nagios 4

I have a monitoring platform installed under a RHEL 6.5 OS in a virtual machine (VMWare EsXi 5.1) consisting of nagios 4.0.7, mrtg 2.17.4 and cacti 0.8.8b. I was upgrading my contacts.cfg file and my ...