[Nagiosplug-help] basic check_httpd configuration

Ferrill, James james.ferrill at NEXTIRAONE.COM
Fri Nov 12 11:47:11 CET 2004

Hey Tom,

Here's one way you can do it.

In checkcommands.cfg, put this command:

# 'check_http_port' command definition
define command{
	command_name	check_http_port
	command_line	$USER1$/check_http -H $HOSTADDRESS$ -p $ARG1$

In services.cfg, define your service to check with the port specified on the check_command line:

# Generic web site - HTTP service check
define service{
	use					generic-service		; Name of service template to use
	host_name				hosttocheck
	service_description		Generic Website
	is_volatile				0
	check_period			24x7
	max_check_attempts		3
	normal_check_interval		5
	retry_check_interval		1
	contact_groups			contact-admins
	notification_interval		120
	notification_period		24x7
	notification_options		w,u,c,r
	check_command			check_http_port!8080

That should get you running.

James Ferrill
NextiraOne LLC

-----Original Message-----
From: nagiosplug-help-admin at lists.sourceforge.net
[mailto:nagiosplug-help-admin at lists.sourceforge.net]On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 12:29 PM
To: nagiosplug-help at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Nagiosplug-help] basic check_httpd configuration


I've worked with Nagios before (back when it was Netsaint) as an admin, but 
I've never had to configure and set it up before.  I've got the system 
compiled and running, which is, you know good.


For the life of me, I haven't been able to configure service checks outside 
of the default ones.  For example, check_http.  I can't get it to check for 
servers running on ports outside of port 80.  Now I read -h and I can do it 
from a command line (./check_http -h server -p 8080) but I can't set it up 
in services.cfg and get it to run.  I know I'm probably missing something 
simple, but I can't for the life of me find it in the documentation. I 
tried check_http!-h host-p8080 and so forth, but I'm just missing it.  Can 
anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?



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