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Check HDD temperature Nagios plugin

Project Description
nagios-check-hddtemp is a Nagios-plugin that uses hddtemp ( to check disk temperature over the network


  • Obtain your copy of source code from git repository: git clone Or download latest release from
  • Run python ./ install from repository source tree or unpacked archive under root user. Or use pip: pip install nagios-check-hddtemp.


  • Read and understand Nagios documentation.
  • Create Nagios command and service definitions like this:
# "check_hddtemp" command
    define command
        command_name check_hddtemp
        command_line $USER1$/check_hddtemp -s $ARG1$ -p $ARG2$ -d $ARG3$ -w $ARG4$ -c $ARG4$

# "check_hddtemp" service for /dev/sda
define service
    use                 local-service
    host_name           localhost
    service_description HDD Temperature /dev/sda
    check_command       check_hddtemp!!7634!/dev/sda!40!50

Without --devices option script check all devices from hddtemp response and return priority based global status:

  • critical
  • warning
  • unknown
  • ok

Also, --devices option can take comma separated list of devices to check.

If you want receive devices performance data, add -P argument to command_line.


nagios-check-hddtemp is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. For complete license text see COPYING file.


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Author: Alexei Andrushievich <>

For other authors list see AUTHORS file.

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