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nsclient - debugging connection issues

I have numerous windows clients that I want to monitor via nagios/nsclient. I've installed the latest nsclient on two win7 x64 and one win2012 r2. Of these one win7 works while the other two machines ...
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Nagios Event Handler/Command not executing

I'm trying to configure my Nagios setup to automatically log a ticket in our ticketing system when a host goes down (PING service goes into a HARD CRITICAL state). I've got a script that will create ...
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What does runuser: cannot set groups mean

I am installing nagios3 on centos. After stopping the nagios server and then restarting I get the message Starting nagios runuser: cannot set groups:Operation not permitted. what does this mean ...
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Nagios alert “ESX3 Critical - Error: Cannot complete login due to an incorrect user name or password” after changing root password via vSphere

I currently just inherited Nagios administration after an employee was let go a couple of days ago. As part of our procedures for exiting employees, we changed passwords for all accounts the employee ...
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Nagios (Return code of 141 is out of bounds) on random services

We have had Nagios running on one of our servers with out any problems for a while but lately we get (Return code of 141 is out of bounds). The load on the server raised because we gone online with ...
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Command file 'nagios.cmd#015' does not exist issue if passivecheck is sent to NSCA daemon

Introduction As /usr/local/nagios/etc/nsca.cfg is replaced by the default config if opsview has been restarted the reference to this file that resides in /etc/init.d/opsview was changed to ...
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Nagios authentication when calling CGIs?

I'm trying to use the new JSON CGI that comes with Nagios 4.0.x as part of a website. The CGI returns JSON strings when executing for example this URL: ...
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Munin vs Nagios

We're currently using Nagios to monitor about 20 Linux machines (services and functional links). I just find out about Munin and I wonder if this is a Nagios replacement, or it can be used together ...
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The best nagios plugin for SMART? [closed]

I've tried the best plugin for nagios to SMART monitoring. There are some, but only monitoring temperature. But with smartctl we can find more data. Do you have some better plugins with all data from ...
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Nagios escalations not triggering

I'm currently reworking our Nagios configuration to use templates. I defined some host- and services templates like this: define service { name ...
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AND / OR service dependencies in Icinga / Nagios

I've been setting up an Icinga instance using service dependencies as so: define servicedependency{ dependent_host_name ahost dependent_service_description ...
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Nagios plugin quits when encountering the bc command— how to diagnose?

I've written a nagios plugin using the bash scripting language. When I run this script by hand it works with no issue. Putting it into a nagios plugin however, using the same parameters, leads to ...
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Starting lighttpd from nagios renders lighttpd broken

I'm using Debian 7.8 (wheezy), and lighttpd 1.4.31 with nagios 3.4.1. when I start lighttpd normally (as root), everything works as expected: /etc/init.d/lighttpd start However, when nagios starts ...
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Monitoring HP Smartarray (cciss) with nagios

I'm trying to monitor an HP Smart Array controller using nagios. I have 4 disks on 2 RAID1 arrays, so 2 disks per RAID1. I installed nrpe-server and nrpe-plugins and I'm using the almighty check_raid ...
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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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Nagios sending notifications even when it shouldn't

I have a bunch of non-server gear for which I would like to track downtimes, and therefore I have integrated them in my Nagios collection (so that I can generate availability reports). However, I ...
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Script to verify/monitior HTTP caching headers [closed]

We'd like to verify that all our websites use the correct HTTP caching headers. Is there a script out there to make a request to a website, check its response headers and report whether it will be ...
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Nagios: How to allow a non-admin user the correct permissions to be able to acknowledge alerts?

Sometimes there are alerts which are not so urgent and can wait for the next morning until they are taken cared of. During these times, the NOC team keeps getting alerts regarding the problematic ...
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Hierarchical Nagios NRDS Configuration?

As far as I understand it, each client runs NRDS off of a single configuration file. That is, a list of commands it runs whose results the client then sends to the Nagios Server. Is it possible to ...
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Include check_command with nagios/icinga alerts

Is there a way to include the check_command that is being used when being alerted via Nagios or Icinga. Example: define command { command_name check-x-dc6.x-icmp command_line ...
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Configuring Nagios

We're using Nagios based Op5 to monitor hosts. I've minimum requirement to check a host if it is live or not. So I simply want to know if a host is live with max RTA of 10 seconds. I don't care how ...
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NRPE: Custom script returns unable to read input, but the script works correctly, what could it be?

I wrote a Nagios check script which receives a path as argument and checks: if the path is mounted if it is accessible by touching a file in the path. If the mount point directory is empty ...
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Monitoring SQL Server 2008

I understand SQL Server doesn't release the memory unless the OS needs it. Then, monitoring Available Bytes (free memory) is not the best way to monitor the service. What other variables can give me a ...
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What data does nagiosgraph need from my plugin?

I've been searching high and low for a good explanation of how I should return data from my custom Nagios plugin to make sure that Nagiosgraph will be able to parse it. One place suggests the format ...
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NRPE commands doesn't work when called from remote management host

First of all: I know there were already questions about this issue, but even using their answers I still cannot figure out why my command is not working. What I want to do is call a script on remote ...
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Nagios plugin executes manually but not automatically

After some trial and error I managed to get the check_hwinfo plugin only partially working. And by partially I mean manually. In my '/usr/lib64/nagios/plugins' directory I have the ...
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Monitoring PostgreSQL replication with Nagios and check_postgres shows intermittent delay

I have a master and hot standby setup with PostgreSQL 9.3, and I'm attempting to monitor the state of replication on the standby using the check_postgres tool and the "hot_standby_delay" action. This ...
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What Warning and Critical values to use for check_load?

Right now I am using these values: # y = c * p / 100 # y: nagios value # c: number of cores # p: wanted load procent # 4 cores # time 5 minutes 10 minutes 15 minutes # warning: 90% ...
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Need to have illegal characters in Nagios SERVICEOUTPUT and LONGSERVICEOUTPUT

I have a Nagios check_log style perl script that is called via check_by_ssh. The log file entries can contain characters like '>' and '$', which are dangerous and not allowed in SERVICEOUTPUT or ...
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How might I cancel scheduled downtime on Nagios

I have a Nagios 3.5.1 monitor up for a bunch of servers. In doing an action like a Drupal or Wordpress core upgrade, I down the sites and set Nagios to scheduled outage. Sometimes I finish in under ...
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Nagios check_procs state filter

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and trying to run /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_procs -C rsyslogd -w 1:3 -c 1:5 -s S and it returns PROCS CRITICAL: 0 processes with command name 'rsyslogd', STATE = S | ...
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Can OpsView or Nagios be set up to report on a device based on status emails it sends out?

I'm looking at setting up a Nagios (or perhaps OpsView) server for monitoring our network. I have a few periphery devices whose oid schema doesn't include nodes for some metric I want to monitor. ...
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Nagiosgraph mouseover fails

I have setup Nagios 4 together with Nagiosgraph and they are both working perfect. However the javascript Mouseover effect does not work. I have copied the following line in ...
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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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Issue warnings with text output of check_snmp in Nagios

I'm trying to configure Icinga to query the SMART status of the hard drives loaded into a storage array I'm configuring. The issue I've run into is the response from the array when querying the OID ...
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Is it overkill to use Ganglia and Nagios for one server? [closed]

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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nagios (Last Notification: N/A (notification 0))

I can't figure out but for some reason Nagios doesn't send me an alert on some of the services that I monitor, I was wondering if someone can help me out a bit. this is service define service { ...
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Nagios 403 forbidden, indexes?

I installed nagios under freebsd 9, but can't figure out the right way for it to be public in the browser (from other pc's). I think that the problem is in the indexes or that there is no index file ...
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Install Agent To Client Machines

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows, Linux and Mac OS X clients. I want to install a Nagios agent to our client machines, but I don't know how to do that. Any recommendations?
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How to keep nagios notifying me when the services or hosts are unnormal? [closed]

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 3.5 doesn't send notifications

The automated notifications from Nagios 3.5.0 (on Ubuntu) don't seem to work and the error given is "No contacts were found for notification purposes. No notification was sent out". The below can be ...
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OSS Server Monitoring Software — Which is right for me? [duplicate]

I'm trying to plot the course for my organization and am currently looking at (not exclusively so, but so far research leads to these): Zenoss Nagios OpenNMS Our requirements is that this must be ...
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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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“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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Nagios: NRPE: Unable to read output, Can't find the reason, can you?

I have a Nagios server and a monitored server. On the monitored server: [root@Monitored ~]# netstat -an |grep :5666 tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:5666 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN ...
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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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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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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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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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NRPE: “CHECK_NRPE: Error receiving data from daemon.” error in the gui, but the check works from terminal, what could be the cause?

I'm monitoring a few Linux servers using NRPE and most of the checks are working. Actually, the only check which doesn't work is check_disk. Running a remote check_disk from the Nagios server ...