[Nagiosplug-help] Check_NT question

Ian Rarity Ian.Rarity at espc.com
Fri Apr 25 13:00:46 CEST 2008

Hi all,

I was wondering if there's any way to use NSClient and check_nt to
generate a warning/critical alert if a particular service on a box IS
running?  Check_nt presupposes that the proper state for services should
be running, which is fair enough.
However, we have a hot-spare server which runs our main backoffice app.
 The live version of this server updates our website, and we recently
had an issue where the backup box came back up after a power cut with
all services running, resulting in two conflicting sets of updates being
applied to the website and much confusion all around.
Under those circumstances, it would have been handy to be alerted to
the fact that the backup box was now also updating the website; can
anyone suggest a way to persuade check_nt to do this, or an alternative


Ian Rarity
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