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Alignak checks pack for Linux NRPE monitored hosts

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Alignak checks package for Unix/Linux NRPE checked hosts/services

*Checks pack for monitoring Unix/Linux hosts with NRPE active checks*

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The installation of this checks pack will copy some configuration files in the Alignak default configuration directory (eg. */usr/local/etc/alignak*). 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-linux-nrpe

From source files
To install the package from the source files:

git clone
cd alignak-checks-nrpe
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_nrpe` Nagios plugin that must be installed on the Alignak server running your poller daemon.

For Unix (FreeBSD), you can simply install the NRPE plugin:

# Simple NRPE
pkg install nrpe

# NRPE with SSL
pkg install nrpe-ssl

For Linux distros, install the Nagios ``check_nrpe`` plugin from your system repository:

# Install local NRPE plugin
sudo apt-get install nagios-nrpe-plugin
# Note: This may install all the Nagios stuff on your machine...

After installation, the plugins are commonly installed in the */usr/local/libexec/nagios* directory.

The */usr/local/etc/alignak/arbiter/packs/resource.d/nrpe.cfg* file defines a global macro
that contains the NRPE check plugin installation path. You must edit this file to update the default path that is defined to the alignak ``$NAGIOSPLUGINSDIR$`` (defined in alignak default configuration).

#-- NRPE check plugin installation directory
# Default is to use the Alignak plugins directory

**Note:** the default value for ``$NAGIOSPLUGINSDIR$`` is set as */usr/lib/nagios/plugins* which is the common installation directory used by the Nagios plugins.

Prepare monitored hosts

Some operations are necessary on the monitored hosts if NRPE remote access is not yet activated.
# Install local NRPE server
su -
apt-get update
apt-get install nagios-nrpe-server
apt-get install nagios-plugins

# Allow Alignak as a remote host
vi /etc/nagios/nrpe.cfg
allowed_hosts = X.X.X.X

# Restart NRPE daemon
/etc/init.d/nagios-nrpe-server start

Test remote access with the plugins files:
/usr/local/var/libexec/alignak/check_nrpe -H -t 9 -u -c check_load

**Note**: This configuration is the default Nagios NRPE daemon configuration. As such it does not allow to define arguments in the NRPE commands and, as of it, the warning / critical threshold are defined on the server side.

Alignak configuration

You simply have to tag the concerned hosts with the template ``linux-nrpe``.

define host{
use linux-nrpe
host_name linux_nrpe

The main ``linux-nrpe`` template only declares the default NRPE commands configured on the server.
You can easily adapt the configuration defined in the ``services.cfg`` and ``commands.cfg.parse`` files.

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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