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monitoring remote Linux host - plugin installation

Postby timbo » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:52 pm

I'm a complete newbie to Nagios so apologies if this question seems a bit stupid.

I'm trying to monitor [mostly] Linux hosts using NRPE. I followed the 'Quickstart installation guide' for CentOS7 with too much trouble but I was getting a little confused finding definitive installation guides for monitoring remote Linux hosts.
It’s [very] possible I’m missing something but I'm having a difficult time finding simple documentation on just how to monitor remote Linux hosts. https://assets.nagios.com/downloads/nag ... linux.html gives an overview but seems short of explicit detail about what needs to be done on the remote host. I've found some other pages (https://www.booleanworld.com/guide-moni ... rs-nagios/ and https://www.itzgeek.com/how-tos/linux/c ... ios-3.html) but they confuse the issue a bit by having different paths to the pluigns directory (according to https://support.nagios.com/kb/article/n ... t-620.html).
Anyway, I've hacked it together a bit and got it working (installed nrpe and other plugins on remote hosts by compiling the plugins download source code) but wondering what is the best way to install plugins. I take it I do need plugins installed on remote Linux hosts to monitor them (or can I do something as simple as copying the plugin files from elsewhere?

Cheers,

Tim
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Re: monitoring remote Linux host - plugin installation

Postby bolson » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:30 am

Hello Timbo,

This document describes in detail the process of installing NRPE and the Nagios Plugins from source on all major distributions of Linux. Please let us know if this resolves your issue.

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https://support.nagios.com/kb/article.php?id=515
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Re: monitoring remote Linux host - plugin installation

Postby timbo » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:54 pm

bolson - yes, that's really helpful. I wasn't looking in the right place I guess.

A few times during installation I think I ended up in the Knowledge Base' but wasn't really sure how I got there. I was starting in https://assets.nagios.com/downloads/nag ... n/toc.html, which seemed to have a bit of a disconnect from the Knowledge Base documentation.

Cheers,

Tim
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Re: monitoring remote Linux host - plugin installation

Postby bolson » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:51 pm

Thanks so much timbo for letting us know. Glad it worked for you.

May we go ahead and close the thread?
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Re: monitoring remote Linux host - plugin installation

Postby timbo » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:57 pm

Yep - close the thread
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Re: monitoring remote Linux host - plugin installation

Postby scottwilkerson » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:50 pm

timbo wrote:Yep - close the thread


Great!

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