[Nagiosplug-help] Check_NT question

Greg Martin gmartin at gmartin.org
Fri Apr 25 14:11:15 CEST 2008

Ian, perhaps you could use nrpe with a custom script (maybe using 
sc.exe) to do this.


Ian Rarity wrote:
> 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
> plugin?
> Thanks,
> Ian.
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