[ILUG] Nagios plugins..
thomasb at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 10:05:53 GMT 2005
On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 18:27:30 +0000, Braun Brelin <bbrelin at openapp.biz> wrote:
> I'm running a Nagios 2.x management console that's getting data from a
> production Linux system running nrpe. The real time monitoring needs to
> run on the production box.
> I'm trying to create the plugin (using Perl as my language) thus;
> 1. Create a daemon that actually monitors the log file.
> 2. On a specific event, the daemon will write status information to a
> data file.
> 3. The plugin will read the data file at a specified interval and send
> it back through the nrpe daemon to the nagios console.
> Is this the right way to go about it? I don't quite see how to merge
> the steps so that the plugin does all of the functionality in one
> program. Since the code needs to run in real time, for example, I can't
> output any of the Nagios error codes since the daemon never quits unless
> the entire system goes down.
Why can't the plugin issue the nagios error code based on what it
reads from the file?
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