Sevices To Monitor With Nagios

Oct 23, 2009

I am wondering what services it is best to monitor with Nagios which I've installed on my Centos 5.3 VPS. I wish to monitor and understand all essential services of the VPS itself at this stage but, generally, to make the best possible use of Nagios as an analytical tool as well as basic monitoring notifications, etc.

I already have a rough idea based on the main services being run. But I imagine there may be more to this than meets the eye, in particular, in view of any potential performance cost, etc.

I am especially keen to obtain as detailed a picture as possible concerning performance related criteria with a mind to indicating possible improvements that could be made.

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Jan 21, 2008

Using the current version of Nagios, Nagios plugins, and NRPE. Trying to get monitoring of a remote server working. I have other monitoring services functioning, HTTP, POP, FTP, PING. Trying to use check_nrpe.

Monitoring Server from command line I run:
/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_nrpe -H -n -p 5666 -t 30
and it returns:
CHECK_NRPE: Error receiving data from daemon.

Also I have tested "/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_nrpe -H localhost" on both Monitoring and Remote server successfully. Then changed the ip in the /etc/xinetd.d/nrpe back and reloaded xinetd.

On the Remote server, in the messages log I am getting the following:

Jan 20 22:54:44 XXXX nrpe[8186]: INFO: SSL/TLS initialized. All network traffic will be encrypted.
Jan 20 22:54:44 XXXX nrpe[8186]: Error: Could not complete SSL handshake. 1

This is strange because I turned off SSL using the -n option in check_nrpe command.

I can successfully Telnet into the remote server with "telnet 5666", so I know it is not a firewall issue on the remote server. By the way, both servers have openssl-0.9.7a. What am I missing? Can I compile nrpe with no SSL support, and if so how can that be done?

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Mar 25, 2009

I have configured Nagios on my network 10+ Servers (Linux+Windows) now when i check through http://localhost/nagios everything is ok but only ping command is giving following message :-

bin/ping -n -U -w 10 -c 5 x.x.x.x
CRITICAL - Could not interpret output from ping command

and mail me "server down " message

So what is the issue ?

I am able to run this command through command line

./check_ping -H {server} -w 100.0,20% -c 500,50% -p 5
PING OK - Packet loss = 0%

./check_ping -H x.x.x.x -w 300.0,80% -c 500.0,100% -p 5
PING OK - Packet loss = 0%

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Most reporting packages I've looked at seem so overly complicated with confusing/cluttered UIs and lack plain simplicity.

All I want is to monitor these servers, use SNMP for RAID status, disk space, CPU, etc, and verify connectivity to its services and each website. Is it asking too much? I've been using Cacti and Nagios, but separately and I'd really like something that combines the two of them.

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[root@fireslayer libexec]# ./check_time -H
Connection refused
TIME UNKNOWN - could not connect to server, port 37
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[root@fireslayer libexec]#

Without the --udp the plugin try to connect on port 37 with TCP protocool

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Wanted to check in with people who run nagios installations and their experiences.

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btw, 7781234567 is not my real number

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Well a day later I got Nagios installed and configured .

What other things do people use it for then monitoring

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What other good is it?

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I'm trying to install nagios according to this Centos wiki documentation

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Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package

What am I doing wrong here?

[root@server6 ~]# uname -a
Linux 2.6.18-8.1.8.el5 #1 SMP Tue Jul 10 06:50:22 EDT 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

[root@server ~]# yum update
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
No Packages marked for Update/Obsoletion

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May 20, 2008

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Does anyone know of cheap linux private server (less than $25/month), or is anyone else running this with someone? It really requires no memory or hard drive space and I'm sure could run in a less than amazing CPU environment. It generates pretty constant web traffic but very low bandwidth.

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Ive got a strange error with then new rc1 version of Nagios 3

check_ping returns the error:

CRITICAL - Could not interpret output from ping command

and sets the monitor to down

unyet running the check_ping from the command line


/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_ping -H 100.0,20% -c 500.0,60% -p 5

works fine and returns ledgible responses

anyone have any idea whats causing this and how to fix it?

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I'm wondeirng if this can be done. I will be monitoring a few customer servers but would like to give those customers access to Nagios and access only to their servers and nobody elses. Is there a way to setup Nagios so certain users can view their own boxes and nobody elses? Probaby setting up some type of group configuration. What about alerts? If a customers box goes down they would need to be alerted. Does Nagios allow those users to receive alerts specific to their boxes.

Not even sure how powerful the server should be. Probably a Celery or something a bit more powerful should do.

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We are starting to use Nagios for some remote service checks (http, smpt, pop, ssh, etc..) and the notifications are not being sent out. We have the regular hosts configured and those are being sent out just fine.

Here's what we have currently:

Part of our services.cfg looks like this:

#### Generic services template ################
define service{
name generic-service;
active_checks_enabled 1;
obsess_over_service 1;
check_freshness 0;
notifications_enabled 1;
event_handler_enabled 1;
flap_detection_enabled 1;
retain_status_information 1;
retain_nonstatus_information 1;
register 0;
define service{
use generic-service
name basic-service
is_volatile 0
check_period 24x7
max_check_attempts 15
normal_check_interval 5
retry_check_interval 1
notification_interval 20
notification_period 24x7
register 0
define service{
use basic-service
name dns-service
check_command check_dns
max_check_attempts 10
check_period 24x7
notification_interval 20
notification_period 24x7
notification_options c,r
contact_groups localadmin
register 0
#### HOST01 ######
define service{
use dns-service
host_name host01
servicegroups mygroup
service_description DNS
contact_groups localadmin
To me, that looks correct. Host01's service check should inherit
everything through 'use dns-service' line.

checkcommands.cfg file for DNS:

# 'check_dns' command definition
define command{
command_name check_dns
command_line $USER1$/check_dns -H $HOSTADDRESS$

define contactgroup{
contactgroup_name localadmin
alias Site Administrator
members nagios

define contact{
contact_name nagios
alias admin
host_notification_period 24x7
service_notification_period 24x7
service_notification_options w,u,c,r,f
host_notification_options d,u,r,f
service_notification_commands notify-by-email
host_notification_commands host-notify-by-email

I believe the above should be correct since I have host and service to
be notified by email. Obviously I'm overlooking something.

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If you only install it on a single dedicated server, do you really have to be on the console and connect to the Nagios stats via localhost, rather than connecting remotely?
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