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Alignak Monitoring Plugins checks pack

Project description

Alignak checks package for the monitoring plugins

Checks pack for checking a lot of services: Dns, Http, Dhcp, ...

This checks pack is based upon the checks of the `Monitoring Plugins Project<>`_.

This project is a bundle of around 50 standard plugins for monitoring applications.
Some plugins allow to monitor local system metrics, others use various network protocols for remote checks.

*Our bundle was previously known as the “official” Nagios Plugins package.*
*The new name reflects both the success of the straightforward plugin interface originally invented*
*by the Nagios folks, and the popularity of our package, as the plugins are now used with various other monitoring products as well.*


From PyPI
To install the package from PyPI:
pip install alignak-checks-monitoring

From source files
To install the package from the source files:
git clone
cd alignak-checks-monitoring
sudo python install



To use this checks package, you must first install some external plugins.
We recommand that you download and install the Monitoring plugins:

Check if it exists a binary package for your OS distribution rather than compiling and installing from source.
Else, the source installation procedure is explained `here<>`_.
An abstract::

$ gzip -dc monitoring-plugins-2.x.tar.gz | tar -xf -
$ cd monitoring-plugins-2.x
$ ./configure
$ make

$ make install

$ make install-root
$ # This for plugins requiring setuid (check_icmp ...)

After compilation and installation, the plugins are installed in the */usr/local/libexec* directory.

The */usr/local/etc/alignak/arbiter/packs/resource.d/monitoring.cfg* file defines a global macro
that contains the monitoring plugins installation path. If you do not install as default, edit
this file to update the path

#-- Monitoring plugins installation directory

Alignak configuration

You simply have to tag the concerned hosts with the template you are interested in.

define host{
use dns, ftp, http
host_name my_host

Each template declares the associated services on the concerned host.
You can easily adapt the configuration defined in the ``templates.cfg``, ``services.cfg`` and ``commands.cfg`` 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.


Alignak Pack Checks NRPE is available under the `GPL version 3 license`_.

.. _GPL version 3 license:

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