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NRPE (Nagios Remote Plugin Executor) is a Nagios agent witch allows for remote system monitoring by executing scripts on a remote system allowing monitoring of disk usage, system’s load or number of users currently logged in and much more.
Normally Nagios can only monitor public services such as HTTP & FTP. This is great if you only want to monitor public servers, however I bet that most people want to monitor their own servers and have access to private information, that’s were NRPE comes in. It works on a client server basis, you install a daemon on the machine you want to monitor, then setup your Nagios server to connect to the remote daemon to gather information Read the rest of this entry »
In my first nagios tutorial I talked you through the instillation process required for nagios, if you have not yet installed nagios please follow my tutorial, Installing Nagios on Ubuntu.
In this tutorial we are going to go through adding hosts to nagios, sounds simple rite, well there’s a bit more to it then you think, but its not too difficult and its great to see nagios in action after all this time setting it up.
So where to start, well that’s look at the structure of the nagios config files, this diagram outlines how all the config files link together. Read the rest of this entry »