nagios -v <configuration file>

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nagios -v <configuration file>

Postby ddolecki108 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:02 pm

Line 18 which is throwing the error is here:

/usr/local/nagios/bin/nagios -v /usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/production.cfg

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Reading configuration data...

Error in configuration file '/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/production.cfg' - Line 18 (NULL value)

***> The name of the main configuration file looks suspicious...

Make sure you are specifying the name of the MAIN configuration file on
the command line and not the name of another configuration file. The
main configuration file is typically '/usr/local/nagios/etc/nagios.cfg'

***> One or more problems was encountered while processing the config files...

Check your configuration file(s) to ensure that they contain valid
directives and data defintions. If you are upgrading from a previous
version of Nagios, you should be aware that some variables/definitions
may have been removed or modified in this version. Make sure to read
the HTML documentation regarding the config files, as well as the
'Whats New' section to find out what has changed.
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Re: nagios -v <configuration file>

Postby dwhitfield » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:14 pm

Please run tar -zcvf /tmp/supporttar.tar.gz /usr/local/nagios/etc and attach the file. If you are concerned about security, you can PM it to me. If you choose to PM, please make sure you update the thread so it shows back up on our support dashboard.

It looks like you don't have that command defined.

Also, is there any reason you are running such an old version?

UPDATE: tar received and shared with tech
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Re: nagios -v <configuration file>

Postby ddolecki108 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:52 pm

Sent zip file.
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Re: nagios -v <configuration file>

Postby mcapra » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:18 pm

You're supposed to run nagios -v against nagios.cfg, not against individual objects.

Does the output of this look ok?
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/usr/local/nagios/bin/nagios -v /usr/local/nagios/etc/nagios.cfg
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