I am trying to configure nagios check_bgp_neighbors plug-in on Ubuntu and followed README file of check_bgp_neighbors plug-in. I have made following changes:

define command{
    command_name    check_bgp_all
    command_line    $USER1$/check_bgp_neighbors -H $HOSTADDRESS$ -C $USER3$ -n $ARG1$ -n $ARG2$


define command{
        command_name    check_bgp_all
        command_line    /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_bgp_neighbors.sh -H xx.xx.xx.49 -C snmpName -n xx.xx.xx.50


define service{
    use             server-service
    hostgroup_name          svc-bgp1
    service_description     BGP Check 1
    check_command           check_bgp_all!!


define service{
        use                             generic-service
        hostgroup_name                  svc-bgp1
        service_description             BGP Check 1
        check_command                   check_bgp_all!xx.xx.xx.50

xx.xx.xx.49 is the IP of the host router and xx.xx.xx.50 is the IP of eBGP neighbour.

Status information:

line: neighbor:xx.xx.xx.50:sent:78838:received:9769

Failed: status:6 prefixes:16 sent:0 received:1


[1353997904] SERVICE NOTIFICATION: router1;router1;BGP CHECK 2;CRITICAL;notify-service-by-email;line: neighbor:xx.xx.xx.50:sent:78842:received:9772
[1353997904] SERVICE NOTIFICATION: router1;router1;BGP CHECK 2;CRITICAL;notify-service-by-sms;line: neighbor:xx.xx.xx.50:sent:78842:received:9772

Why does it show critical status????

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#./check_bgp_neighbors.sh -H xx.xx.xx.49 -C myCommunity -n xx.xx.xx.50


line: neighbor:xx.xx.xx.50:sent:80327:received:11122
Failed: status:6 prefixes:16 sent:0 received:0
  • Is there a question in there somewhere? – dmourati Nov 27 '12 at 6:38
  • Its showing critical status, I cannot detect the problem. – user141610 Nov 27 '12 at 6:43
  • Where can I add snmp version??? – user141610 Nov 27 '12 at 7:08
  • Your changes aren't consistent with each other. You should really read the "Macros and how they work" docs page. (But this isn't really related to your problem.) – Keith Nov 27 '12 at 17:43
  • Your question isn't really a nagios problem; it's a "why doesn't this plugin behave as I expect?". Show us the output of a manual CLI test with "-v" added to the end. – Keith Nov 27 '12 at 17:50

I have successfully configured nagios BGP monitoring plug-in on my server. But I have used check_bgp plug-in instead of check_bgp_neibor. Here are the links I have followed:



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