nrpe

manage nrpe service and service checks

Pete Brown

rendhalver

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Version information

  • 1.1.3 (latest)
  • 1.1.2
  • 1.1.1
  • 1.1.0
  • 1.0.3
  • 1.0.2
  • 1.0.0
released Feb 5th 2014

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Documentation

rendhalver/nrpe — version 1.1.3 Feb 5th 2014

abstractit-nrpe

####Table of Contents

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

New stuff and bug fixes

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.

Overview

Puppet module for managing nrpe and service checks.

Module Description

Manages nrpe and the extra service for nrpe. It also uses my sudo module to setup sudo rules for the commands that need it.

Setup

what nrpe affects:

  • the nrpe sericve
  • installs standard nagios plugin packages
  • /etc/nagios/nrpe.cfg
  • /etc/nrpe.d/ and services in that directory

Beginning with nrpe

This will manage a basic setup for nrpe.

include nrpe

If you are using abstractit-monitoring include this class as well.

include nrpe::monitoring

Defaults for vars to set if you need them. These are class params so use hiera or and ENC to set them up easily.

$nrpe::params::user = 'nrpe'
# user nrpe runs as
$nrpe::params::group = 'nrpe'
# group nrpe will run as
$nrpe::params::nagios_ips
# comma separated list of ip addresses that can talk to this nrpe server
$nrpe::params::command_timeout = 180
# timeout for nrpe checks
$nrpe::params:: firewall = false
# whether to use puppetlabs/firewall to setup the iptables rule

Usage

nrpe::plugin { "blah":
  ensure => present, 
  plugin => 'main', 
  check_command => '',
  command_args => '',
  sudo => false,
}

nrpe::plugin

This type manages plugins for nrpe. The name/title of the plugin is the name of the check for check_nrpe

Parameters within nrpe::plugin

ensure

Whether the plugin should exist or not (present is the default)

plugin

where to find the plugin. main is the standard nagios plugin directory anything else will use the location defined in the variable nrpe::params::nagios_extra_plugins which defaults to nrpe::params::nagios_plugins

check_command

the command to run (args for the command go in command_args) This is so I can setup sudo rules for the commands that need it

command_args

Arguments for the command.

sudo

Whether to run the command as root with sudo

Implementation

Uses files based on templates to manage the nrpe commands

Limitations

There may be some. 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

1.1.3

Final release for rendhalver-nrpe. First release as abstractit-nrpe. Removed dependency on abstractit-monitoring to avoid cyclic dependencies

1.1.2

fixing packages for Fedora 19

1.1.1

fixing class chaining

1.1.0

Updated to use sudo module for managing sudo rules

1.0.2

switched back to old way of doing class chaining

1.0.1

switching to puppetlabs/firewall new class chaining scheme added monitoring for nrpe using my monitoring module adding fixes to service plays nice on Fedora using systemd

1.0.0

Initial release