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This package contains a set of nagios checks useful for monitoring a RabbitMQ server. They use the RabbitMQ management interface with is over HTTP and therefore have a very light profile on the nagios server.

See the documentation on the RabbitMQ management interface for more details on what it provides.


Currently we have 5 checks:

  • check_rabbitmq_aliveness

    • Use the /api/aliveness-test API to send/receive a message.
  • check_rabbitmq_server

    • Use the /api/nodes API to gather resource usage of the rabbitmq server node
  • check_rabbitmq_objects

    • Use a variety of APIs to count instances of various objects on the server. These include vhosts, exchanges, bindings, queues and channels.
  • check_rabbitmq_overview

    • Use the /api/overview API to collect the number of pending, ready and unacknowledged messages on the server
  • check_rabbitmq_queue

    • Use the /api/queue API to collect the number of pending, ready and unacknowledged messages on a given queue
  • check_rabbitmq_watermark

    • Use the /api/nodes API to check to see if mem_alarm has been set to true

See the relevant POD documentation/man pages for more information on usage.


This file is part of nagios-plugins-rabbitmq.

Copyright 2010, Platform 14.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

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James Casey