Monitoring software question

Brian Christiansen brian.o.christiansen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 7 09:07:24 MDT 2013


You can also use NSCA to have the server forward the results to Nagios. You
can configure Nagios to alert if it doesn't get a response, good or bad,
from the server in a certain amount of time.

NRPE: Active check (Nagios initiating the check)
NSCA: passive check (the server initiating the check)



On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 6:33 AM, Jeff Jibson <jeff.jibson at parentlink.net>wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 6:04 AM, Josh Frome <jfrome at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Can Nagios (or any other network
> >> monitor) actually connect to the server and read it's process table (or
> in
> >> some other way determine that the process is actually present)? I want
> some
> >> kind of central notification for this since the project deals with over
> 40
> >> systems each running a portion of the overall task.
> >
> > Yes. Nagios's check_nrpe command was designed specifically for this.
> > The standard Linux NRPE client also includes a built-in script to
> > count running processes by name, size, etc.  Additionally, if you have
> > some more specific need, via NRPE, Nagios can run and return the
> > results of any script you can write.
> >
> > As for notifications, Nagios also has a very powerful centrally
> > managed notification and escalation system.
> >
> > JoshF
> >
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> FYI: Nagios 4.0 was released a couple of weeks ago.
>
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