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Alignak - Poller module to boost NRPE checks

Project description

Alignak NRPE booster module

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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-nrpe-booster

From source files

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

git clone
cd alignak-module-nrpe-booster
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 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 monitoring of servers hosting NRPE agents.



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


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. This parameter must be the module_alias of the installed module:

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

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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