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Alignak checks pack for Alignak daemons

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Checks pack for monitoring Alignak daemons with the Nagios monitoring check_tcp

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Note: this check pack is only an example for checking Alignak daemons using the Nagios check_tcp command. Please feel free to comment or suggest improvements :)


The installation of this checks pack will copy some configuration files in the Alignak default configuration directory (eg. /usr/local/share/alignak/etc). The copied files are located in the default sub-directory used for the packs (eg. arbiter/packs).

From PyPI

To install the package from PyPI:

sudo pip install alignak-checks-alignak

From source files

To install the package from the source files:

git clone
cd alignak-checks-alignak
sudo pip install .

Note: using `sudo python install` will not correctly manage the package configuration files! The recommended way is really to use `pip`;)



This checks pack is using the check_http Nagios (or Monitoring) plugin that must be installed on the Alignak server running your poller daemon. You may install the common Nagios plugins or the alignak-checks-monitoring package (see the corresponding repo).

It is also checking information directly from the Algnak arbiter API endpoints thanks to an embedded script.

Alignak configuration

For a standard Alignak host, you simply have to tag the concerned host with the template alignak.:

# An host with all the Alignak daemons
define host{
   use                     alignak
   host_name               my_alignak

For a specific configuration, set the ` _satellites` host variable with the list of your configured daemons:

# An host with some specific Alignak daemons
define host{
   use                     alignak
   host_name               my_alignak

   # Default satellites is one instance of each type
   # Service generator variable:
   # - $(type)
   # - $(unique name)
   # - $(port)
   _satellites       arbiter-master$(arbiter)$$(arbiter-master)$$(10000)$,\


When using the alignak backend, use the script provided in the json/elasticsearch directory to include all the package information into your backend

# Backend configuration
$ json/alignak/ -b -u admin -p admin

Note that this command line is executed when installing the package from pip. If your backend is not set locally, you can specify its address thanks to the -b command line parameter.

Bugs, issues and contributing

Contributions to this project are welcome and encouraged … issues in the project repository are the common way to raise an information.

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