0

We have several web servers. On each of these servers there can be ~250 web sites. I need to add a HTTP check for each site on each server. Each site has a reserved host header that we know can always be resolved in the format of:

w10000.hostchecks.mycompany.com  
w10020.hostchecks.mycompany.com  
w11992.hostchecks.mycompany.com  
..and so on..

What I want is for there to be a master ping check on the web server's main IP address and then separate HTTP checks for each of the sites on the server. If the master ping test fails then I want the HTTP tests to cease until the master ping check goes OK.

I had a stab at this and tried do the following:

  1. Create a parent host that does a ping check on the server's main ip address (e.g. server is named WEB0001).
  2. For each of the sites that reside on WEB0001:

    • Create a separate Host with a Primary Hostname of wXXXXX.hostchecks.mycompany.com
    • Make WEB0001 the parent host
    • Add a monitor (HTTP check to a special url that is mapped into each site using a virtual directory:

      H- $HOSTADDRESS$ -u /__hostcheck/IsAlive.aspx -w 5 -c 10 -p 80

However I find that if I down the parent server (WEB0001) the http checks seem to continue.

Am I going about this completely the wrong way?

0

I decided to build a set of monitoring rules on a separate Nagios/Icinga install I'm also running and now properly understand how to do this.

At some point I might pull this configuration into OpsView, but it's looking like running a raw Nagios or Icinga installation is better for us.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.