You added a new source, but it did not automatically start. Now the Source won't start.
When creating a new Source in Network Analyzer it creates the directory structure - the folders where it will store flow data, the RRD data file, and the processes pid file. It also starts the Source (nfcapd or sfcapd) automatically once it's finished creating the new directories. Here's a couple reasons why it may not be starting.
Since the nfcapd or sfcapd process is binding to a port, that port must be available.
If it's not then you will not be able to collect flow data or even start the processes. You can easily change the port from the Source page by clicking on the Edit tab and changing the port to a different one. Save the Source and start it.
If Network Analyzer couldn't create the directory it normally means that it can't write to the parent directory.
Check the permissions of the /usr/local/nagiosna/var directory and make sure that it has user/group of nna/nnacmd and make sure the group has read/write access to the directory.
You may also need to make sure that the apache user and nna user are in the nnacmd group.
This is an issue that can occur if you have around 127 sources collecting information.
If suddenly your new sources will not start, please check your system messages log using the following command:
You are likely experiencing this problem if you see errors similar to the errors displayed in this picture:
Please note the 'semget' error line - this tells us that we are running low on semaphores. You can follow this guide to increase the amount of semaphores available to Nagios Network Analyzer - we recommend using 2-4 times more than you had previously in all fields.
When (re)starting the nagiosna service in a terminal session the following error is observed:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/local/nagiosna/bin/initialize_source.py", line 16, in <module>
ImportError: No module named rrdtool
This problem can be resolved by installing the rrdtool-python module the following command:
RHEL | CentOS
yum install -y rrdtool-python
Debian | Ubuntu
apt-get install -y python-rrdtool
Once installed restart the nagiosna service:
RHEL 6 | CentOS 6 | Ubuntu 14
service nagiosna restart
RHEL 7 | CentOS 7| Debian | Ubuntu 16/18
systemctl restart nagiosna
The Source should now start
Get some more information from the backend log located in /usr/local/naigosna/var/backend.log which will show you python errors that may be causing the Source not to start. This is normally an indication that there is a bug and may need to be addressed by the support staff at the Nagios Support Forums.
For any support related questions please visit the Nagios Support Forums at:
Article ID: 31
Created On: Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 3:14 PM
Last Updated On: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 5:17 PM
Authored by: slansing
Online URL: https://support.nagios.com/kb/article/nagios-network-analyzer-my-new-source-won-t-start-31.html