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Nagios Plugins :: nagios-plugins

Introduction

nagios-plugins is a collection of various plugins I have written and expanded over the last ten years or so. They main goal of Nagios plugins that I write and release are:

  • BSD (or BSD like) license so you can hack away to wield into something that may be more suitable for your own environment;
  • scalable in that if I am polling power supply units (PSUs) in a Cisco switch then it should not matter if there is one or a hundred - the script should handle them all;
  • WARNINGs are designed for email notifications during working hours; CRITICAL means an out of hours text / SMS message :(
  • Perl is not my first language but all scripts are written in Perl. Forgive my inelegence (and give me C / C++ / PHP anyday!)
  • each script should be an independant unit with no dependancies on each other or unusual Perl modules;
  • the scripts should all be run with the --verbose on new kit. This will provide an inventory of what it finds as well as show anything that is being skipped. OIDs searched for by the script but reported as not supported on the target device should really be skipped via various --skip-xxx options.
  • useful help available via --help or -? or --man`

License

Unless stated otherwise at the top of the script of its help output, all scripts are:

Copyright (c) 2004 - 2012, Barry O'Donovan <info@opensolutions.ie>
Copyright (c) 2004 - 2012, Open Source Solutions Limited <info@opensolutions.ie>
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

 * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this
   list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

 * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this
   list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or
   other materials provided with the distribution.

 * Neither the name of Open Solutions nor the names of its contributors may be
   used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without
   specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND
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IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
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BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
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About the Author

Please see my company website at http://www.opensolutions.ie/ or my own personal site at http://www.barryodonovan.com/.

Overview of Available Plugins

check_rsnapshot.php

A script to check backups made via rsnapshot. See https://github.com/barryo/nagios-plugins/wiki/check_rsnapshot.php.

check_barracuda_lb_active.pl

A script to check if a given Barracuda load balance in high availability state is in active (or inactive) mode for a given IP address.

check_chassis_cisco.pl

This script polls a Cisco switch or router and checks and generates alerts on the following items:

  • a warning if the device was recently rebooted;
  • a warning / critical if any found temperature sensors are in a non-normal state;
  • a warning / critical if any found fans are in a non-normal state;
  • a warning / critical if any found PSUs are in a non-normal state;
  • a warning / critical if the 5 sec / 1 min / 5 min CPU utilisation is above set thresholds;
  • a warning / critical if the memory utilisation is above set thresholds.

check_chassis_server.pl

This script polls a Linux / BSD server and checks and generates alerts on the following items:

  • a warning if the device was recently rebooted;
  • a warning / critical if the 1/5/15 min load average is above thresholds set in the servers SNMP config file;
  • a warning / critical if the memory or swap utilisation is above set thresholds.

Note that you may want to set swap warning threshold low (default is 20%) as you will want to know if you're using swap. If anyone is very familiar with the BSD memory model, I'd appreciate it if they could look that section over as it's more suited for Linux right now.

check_disk_snmp.pl

This script polls a Linux / BSD server and checks and generates alerts if disk utilisation approaches warning and critical thresholds. Example Nagios output:

OK - /var (/dev/sda7) 70%; /home (/dev/sda10) 74%; /tmp (/dev/sda8) 3%; /usr (/dev/sda5) 76%; /usr/local (/dev/sda6) 4%; / (/dev/sda9) 30%; /boot (/dev/sda2) 64%;

There is comprehensive help via the --man switch.

check_portsecurity.pl

This script checks all ports on a Cisco switch and issues a critical alert if port security has been triggered resulting in a shutdown port on the device.

check_portstatus.pl

This script will issue warnings if the port status on any Ethernet (by default) port on a Cisco switch has changed within the last hour (by default). I.e. a port up or a port down event.

notify-by-pushover.php

This script sends Nagios plugins to Pushover - see https://pushover.net/ and http://www.barryodonovan.com/index.php/2013/05/31/nagios-icinga-alerts-via-pushover

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