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Alignak - Backend modules for Arbiter, Scheduler and Broker

Project description

Alignak modules for the Alignak Backend

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The installation of this module 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 modules (eg. arbiter/modules).

From PyPI

To install the module from PyPI:

sudo pip install alignak-module-backend

From source files

To install the module from the source files (for developing purpose):

git clone
cd alignak-module-backend
sudo pip install . -e

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

Short description

This meta-module for Alignak contains 3 modules:

  • Arbiter module, which features are:

    • get configuration from Alignak backend
    • manages acknowledgements, downtimes schedule and re-checks
  • Scheduler module, which features are:

    • manage retention (load and save)
  • Broker module, which features are:

    • update live state of hosts and services in the Alignak backend
    • update log for hosts and services checks in the Alignak backend


Each module has its own configuration file and its configuration parameters. The configuration files are documented to help setting the right configuration.

  • Arbiter module:

    • configure the Alignak backend connection (url and login)
    • configure periodical configuration modification check
    • configure periodical required actions (ack, downtime, …)
  • Scheduler module:

    • configure the Alignak backend connection (url and login)
  • Broker module:

    • configure the Alignak backend connection (url and login)

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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