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Alignak - Receiver module for Alignak Web Services

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Alignak NRPE booster module

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Short description

This module allows Alignak Pollers to bypass the launch of the check_nrpe process. This allow to use NRPE checks without the need to install the Nagios NRPE plugin.

This module reads the check command and opens the connection by itself. It scales the use of NRPE for active monitoringof servers hosting NRPE agents.



To use NRPE/SSL install pyOpenssl Python wrapper module with the OpenSSL library.

From PyPI

To install the module from PyPI:

pip install alignak-module-nrpe-booster

From source files

To install the module from the source files:

git clone
cd alignak-module-nrpe-booster
pip install -r requirements
python install


Once installed, this module has its own configuration file in the /usr/local/etc/alignak/arbiter/modules directory. The default configuration file is mod-nrpe-booster.cfg. No configuration is necessary for this module.

Configure an Alignak poller to use this module:

  • edit your poller daemon configuration file
  • add the module_alias parameter value (nrpe_booster) to the modules parameter of the daemon

Tag the NRPE commands with the module_type parameter:

define command {
    command_name   check_nrpe
    command_line   $USER1$/check_nrpe -H $HOSTADRESS$ -c $ARG1$ -a $ARG2$
    module_type    nrpe_poller

Bugs, issues and contributing

Please report any issue using the project GitHub repository:.


Alignak Module External commands is available under the GPL version 3 license.

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