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README
check_adaptec_raid
check_adaptec_raid_helper

README

Nagios Plugin to check health of Adaptec RAID controllers and RAID status
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Requirements
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- Nagios 3 or newer
- NRPE configured at the RAID host
- arcconf binary by Adaptec: http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/support/raid/

Installation
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Assume your Nagios plugins are located under /usr/local/nagios/ - otherwise adjust the
path settings below as needed.

Make sure you added the helper (bundled by this plugin) to the root crontab of the system:
e.g.: running the helper every 5 minutes:

  */5 * * * * [ -x /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_adaptec_raid_helper ] && /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_adaptec_raid_helper

Note: the directory /usr/local/nagios/tmp is necessary / required and it must be writable by the Nagios helper scripts!


In your nrpe configuration file, add a line like this:
 
  command[check_adaptec_raid]=/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_adaptec_raid

Restart the nrpe daemon.

On the other side (Nagios monitoring host), configure the new check command, e.g.:

  define service{
          use                             generic-service
          host_name                       host-with-adaptec-raid
          service_description             Adaptec RAID
          check_command                   check_nrpe!check_adaptec_raid
          contact_groups                  admins
  }

Reload Nagios configuration and see how it works.