monitoring

Automagical monitoring with Puppet
Abstract IT Pty Ltd

Abstract IT Pty Ltd

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  • 1.3.6 (latest)
  • 1.3.5
  • 1.3.4
  • 1.3.3
  • 1.3.2
  • 1.3.1
  • 1.3.0
  • 1.2.2
  • 1.2.1
  • 1.2.0
  • 1.1.9
released Jul 3rd 2019
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet >=3.0.0 <4.0.0
  • RedHat
    ,
    CentOS
    ,
    OracleLinux
    ,
    Scientific
    ,
    Debian
    ,
    Ubuntu

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Documentation

abstractit/monitoring — version 1.3.6 Jul 3rd 2019

abstractit-monitoring

####Table of Contents

  1. New stuff
  2. Breaking Changes
  3. Bug fixes
  4. Requirements
  5. Overview - What is the monitoring module?
  6. Module Description - What does the module do?
  7. Setup - The basics of getting started with monitoring
  8. Usage - The parameters available for configuration
  9. Implementation - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing
  10. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  11. Development - Guide for contributing to the module
  12. Release Notes - Notes on the most recent updates to the module

New stuff

Initial move towards using base class as primary API. Added metadata.json file for compatability with newer versions of puppet Fixed template variables

I recently started a consulting company called Abstract IT Pty Ltd. I have transfered ownership of all my puppet modules to a new organisation on Puppet Forge called abstractit. I am making one final release of my modules under rendhalver and abstractit to give you a chance to switch over to the new organisation. I have also added a licence. All my modules will be licenced under Apache v2.

Breaking Changes

As of version 1.1.x $monitoring_service is no longer a class variable monitoring::params $monitoring_type is used to set the server type (icinga or nagios currently) which determines the user and service to notify I have removed some really old files I need to convert so if you were using those let me know. I don't think you would be because they don't work with the current setup.

Bug fixes

fixing some package dependencies for Fedora 19

added a define for creating nagios hostgroups added getting hostgroup set by and ENC or other method that sets $::hostgroup monitoring::params::host_groups can now be an array or a , separated string including sudo in base class as it's needed now including more exported nagios resources

added a few new commands check_http_port_string for checking the existence of a string on a web page check_https_port_string for checking the existence of a string on a https web page added a script so the check_route command has something to run removed a few commands that didn't have scripts

Requirements

Stored configs on your puppetmaster (I highly recommend using puppetdb with a postgresql backend for this). Hiera is used for getting some variables so a puppet version that supports hiera is required. I have only tested this with puppet 3.x but it should work with 2.7. If anyone has gotten it working in other versions please let me know.

Overview

Puppet module for managing monitoring and nagios resources Node resources are exported to a monitoring server

Module Description

Puppet module for managing puppet monitoring resources. The base module sets up a few basic servies to monitor.

Setup

what monitoring affects:

  • Not a lot on the node itself most resources are exported
  • On a server node the resources to monitor are put in /etc/nagios/ and can be read by icinga or nagios from there

Beginning with monitoring

This will manage a basic setup for monitoring a node. This will also pull in all the exported resources for a node that is also a monitoring server

include monitoring

Variables that need to be set for monitoring to work These are class params so use hiera or and ENC to set them up easily.

Using monitoring class:

$monitoring::monitoring_server
# node that will monitor this node
$monitoring::monitoring_type
# Type of the monitoring server (icinga or nagios currently)

Using monitoring::params $monitoring::params::monitoring_server

# node that will monitor this node
$monitoring::params::monitoring_type
# Type of the monitoring server (icinga or nagios currently)

Extra params for this node. Using monitoring class

$monitoring::host_name
# for overriding the host_name of this node, defaults to $fqdn
$monitoring::host_ip
# for overriding the host_ip of this node, defaults to $ipaddress
$monitoring::host_groups
# comma separates list of host_groups to add this host to
$monitoring::parents
# parent for this host
$monitoring::host_type
# host template to use for this host default is linux_server
$monitoring::host_alias
# alias to set for this host
$monitoring::check_period
# when to check this host
$monitoring::notification_period
# when to send notifications for this host

using monitoring::params $monitoring::params::host_name

# for overriding the host_name of this node, defaults to $fqdn
$monitoring::params::host_ip
# for overriding the host_ip of this node, defaults to $ipaddress
$monitoring::params::host_groups
# comma separates list of host_groups to add this host to
$monitoring::params::parents
# parent for this host
$monitoring::params::host_type
# host template to use for this host default is linux_server
$monitoring::params::host_alias
# alias to set for this host
$monitoring::params::check_period
# when to check this host
$monitoring::params::notification_period
# when to send notifications for this host

Extra params for setting up a notify script for sms alerts. I only have a script for clickatell right now so the defaults set that up. Using monitoring class

$monitoring::sms_notify_script_name
# name of the script
# this will get used in contact templates 
$monitoring::sms_notify_script_template
# template to use for setting up the script
$monitoring::sms_host_notify_command_args
# args to use for the host notify command
$monitoring::sms_notify_command_args
# args to use for the service notify command

using monitoring::params class $monitoring::params::sms_notify_script_name

# name of the script
# this will get used in contact templates 
$monitoring::params::sms_notify_script_template
# template to use for setting up the script
$monitoring::params::sms_host_notify_command_args
# args to use for the host notify command
$monitoring::params::sms_notify_command_args
# args to use for the service notify command

Usage

monitoring::script { "script_name":
  ensure => present, 
  template => undef, 
  file => undef, 
  script_type => 'template',
}

monitoring::script

installs a script in the $monitoring::params::nagios_extra_plugins directory

Parameters within monitoring::script

ensure

Whether the script should exist or not default is taken from $monitoring::params::ensure

template

Location of the template

file

Full puppet location of the file

script_type

Type of the script, template or file

monitoring::command { "command_name":
  command => "command_to_run",
  command_args => '--args', 
  plugin_type => 'main',
  sudo => false, 
}

monitoring::command

Sets up a command on the monitoring server

Parameters within monitoring::command

ensure

Whether the script should exist or not default is taken from $monitoring::params::ensure

command

Command to run.

command_args

Args for the command.

plugin_type

Type of plugin.

sudo

Whether to enable sudo for the command This sets up an sudo rule on the node for the user the monitoring server runs as (automagically determined)

monitoring::service { "service_name":
  servicegroups => "blah,blah", 
  check_command => 'command!arg1!arg2',
  service_description => 'what it does',
}

monitoring::command

Sets up a command on the monitoring server

Parameters within monitoring::command

ensure

Whether the script should exist or not default is taken from $monitoring::params::ensure

servicegroups

servicegroups this command belongs to

check_command

command to run for the service check

service_description

description for the service

service_type

service template to use, default is standard_service

notifications

defaults to $monitoring::params::notifications

sms_alerts

defaults to $monitoring::params::sms_alerts

contact_groups

defaults to admins

sms_contact_groups

sms contats to append to contact_groups if sms_alerts is true

register

whether to register the service with the monitoring server

host_name

hostname for the serice to check, defaults to $monitoring::params::host_name

monitoring_server

monitoring server for the serice to check, defaults to $monitoring::params::monitoring_server

max_check_attempts

for overriding the default set in the service template

notification_options

for overriding the default set in the service template

normal_check_interval

for overriding the default set in the service template

retry_check_interval

for overriding the default set in the service template

notification_interval

for overriding the default set in the service template

monitoring::net_device { "router.example.com":
  host_ip => "10.10.10.0", 
}

monitoring::net_device

Sets up a router to monitor

Parameters within monitoring::net_device

ensure

Whether the router should be defined. Defaults to true

host_ip

ip adress of the router

host_parents

parent of this router

host_groups

host groups for the router, defaults to network_hardware

host_alias

alias for the router, defaults to undef

timeperiod

for overriding the defualt 24x7 timeperiod

ping_warn

ping timout warning value for this router

ping_crit

ping timeout critical value for this router

notifications

whether to enable notifications, defaults to true

monitoring_server

server that monitors this router, defaults to $monitoring::params::monitoring_server

Implementation

Uses exported resources to specify which services get monitored on this node

Limitations

Fedora 18 has some issue with importing the services. I think it is an issue with puppet or ruby itself but not completely sure at this stage. While I would it out you will have to delete the nagios_* files on your monitoring server before importing new resources. There may be others. Don't hesitate to let me know if you find any.

Development

All development, testing and releasing is done by me at this stage. If you wish to join in let me know.

Release Notes

Check the CHANGELOG.md for release notes and bug fixes.