Archive for the ‘Nagios’ Category

Parsing Nagios log files with fluentd

Recently I’ve been experimenting with EFK to see how we can extract value from our machine logs. We also use Nagios to monitor various services and processes within our infrastructure. The text logs produces by Nagios are not very useful in their raw form as you can see… [1405413255] Auto-save of retention data completed successfully. [1405413285] […]

Monitoring Windows with NSClient++

I’ve been playing with Nagios recently and have been using NSClient++ to monitor Windows machines. In some places the documentation wasn’t too great so I thought I’d outline some service checks I’ve got working here. The service definitions here would normally be defined on the Nagios host not on the Windows box itself. Check Windows […]

Nagios timeperiod for Bank Holidays

The Nagios configuration files come with a timeperiod example for US Public holidays but not for good old Blighty! Obviously that won’t do so here’s one for England & Wales (sorry Scotland!). define timeperiod { name england-wales-holidays timeperiod_name england-wales-holidays alias England & Wales Holidays january 1 00:00-00:00 ; New Years Day march 29 00:00-00:00 ; […]