[Nagiosplug-devel] Quality Metrics

Ben Clewett Ben at clewett.org.uk
Thu Apr 8 01:01:01 CEST 2004

Forgive if asked many times before:

The nagios plugins produce many great quality metrics.  For instance, 
load, disk space.  These are collected by Nagios and displayed as a 
textual line.

There must be a great need for these to be formally collected, by Nagios 
or otherwise, to create a quantitative picture of a system.  Since the 
plugins are so close to this, I am interested to know if anybody has 
formally defined a protocol, or otherwise, to complete this.

Eq, as a 'toy' example, including a delimiter (??) in the description, 
followed bu CGI style variables:

$? = 0

DISK OK [21404 kB (26%) free on /dev/hd1] ??disk=/dev/hd1&size=21404&free=26

Regards, Ben Clewett

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