Install nagios client and nagios NRPE on Ubuntu 12 or Debian

Install nagios client and nagios NRPE on Ubuntu 12 or Debian

1.  Install nagios-nrpe-server on Ubuntu Server

root@ubuntu:~# apt-get install nagios-nrpe-server
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
nagios-nrpe-server
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 48 not upgraded.
Need to get 33.4 kB of archives.
After this operation, 125 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main nagios-nrpe-server i386 2.12-5ubuntu1.1 [33.4 kB]
Fetched 33.4 kB in 1s (17.2 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package nagios-nrpe-server.
(Reading database … 30349 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking nagios-nrpe-server (from …/nagios-nrpe-server_2.12-5ubuntu1.1_i386.deb) …
Processing triggers for man-db …
Processing triggers for ureadahead …
Setting up nagios-nrpe-server (2.12-5ubuntu1.1) …
* Starting nagios-nrpe nagios-nrpe [ OK ]
root@ubuntu:~#

2. Check service is running on our Ubuntu server or not

root@ubuntu:~# netstat -an | grep 5666
tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:5666 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN
root@ubuntu:~#

3. Configure nrpe for allow our Nagios Server

root@ubuntu:~#vi /etc/nagios/nrpe.cfg
#############################################################################
# Sample NRPE Config File
# Written by: Ethan Galstad (nagios@nagios.org)
#
# Last Modified: 11-23-2007
#
# NOTES:
# This is a sample configuration file for the NRPE daemon. It needs to be
# located on the remote host that is running the NRPE daemon, not the host
# from which the check_nrpe client is being executed.
#############################################################################
# LOG FACILITY
# The syslog facility that should be used for logging purposes.log_facility=daemon# PID FILE
# The name of the file in which the NRPE daemon should write it’s process ID
# number. The file is only written if the NRPE daemon is started by the root
# user and is running in standalone mode.pid_file=/var/run/nagios/nrpe.pid

 

# PORT NUMBER
# Port number we should wait for connections on.
# NOTE: This must be a non-priviledged port (i.e. > 1024).
# NOTE: This option is ignored if NRPE is running under either inetd or xinetd

server_port=5666

 

# SERVER ADDRESS
# Address that nrpe should bind to in case there are more than one interface
# and you do not want nrpe to bind on all interfaces.
# NOTE: This option is ignored if NRPE is running under either inetd or xinetd

#server_address=127.0.0.1

 

# NRPE USER
# This determines the effective user that the NRPE daemon should run as.
# You can either supply a username or a UID.
#
# NOTE: This option is ignored if NRPE is running under either inetd or xinetd

nrpe_user=nagios

 

# NRPE GROUP
# This determines the effective group that the NRPE daemon should run as.
# You can either supply a group name or a GID.
#
# NOTE: This option is ignored if NRPE is running under either inetd or xinetd

nrpe_group=nagios

 

# ALLOWED HOST ADDRESSES
# This is an optional comma-delimited list of IP address or hostnames
# that are allowed to talk to the NRPE daemon.
#
# Note: The daemon only does rudimentary checking of the client’s IP
# address. I would highly recommend adding entries in your /etc/hosts.allow
# file to allow only the specified host to connect to the port
# you are running this daemon on.
#
# NOTE: This option is ignored if NRPE is running under either inetd or xinetd
allowed_hosts=127.0.0.1,10.10.10.1   ## IP for nagios server
# COMMAND ARGUMENT PROCESSING
# This option determines whether or not the NRPE daemon will allow clients
# to specify arguments to commands that are executed. This option only works
# if the daemon was configured with the –enable-command-args configure script
# option.
#
# *** ENABLING THIS OPTION IS A SECURITY RISK! ***
# Read the SECURITY file for information on some of the security implications
# of enabling this variable.
#
# Values: 0=do not allow arguments, 1=allow command arguments

dont_blame_nrpe=0

 

# COMMAND PREFIX
# This option allows you to prefix all commands with a user-defined string.
# A space is automatically added between the specified prefix string and the
# command line from the command definition.
#
# *** THIS EXAMPLE MAY POSE A POTENTIAL SECURITY RISK, SO USE WITH CAUTION! ***
# Usage scenario:
# Execute restricted commmands using sudo. For this to work, you need to add
# the nagios user to your /etc/sudoers. An example entry for alllowing
# execution of the plugins from might be:
#
# nagios ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/
#
# This lets the nagios user run all commands in that directory (and only them)
# without asking for a password. If you do this, make sure you don’t give
# random users write access to that directory or its contents!

# command_prefix=/usr/bin/sudo

 

# DEBUGGING OPTION
# This option determines whether or not debugging messages are logged to the
# syslog facility.
# Values: 0=debugging off, 1=debugging on

debug=0

 

# COMMAND TIMEOUT
# This specifies the maximum number of seconds that the NRPE daemon will
# allow plugins to finish executing before killing them off.

command_timeout=60

 

# CONNECTION TIMEOUT
# This specifies the maximum number of seconds that the NRPE daemon will
# wait for a connection to be established before exiting. This is sometimes
# seen where a network problem stops the SSL being established even though
# all network sessions are connected. This causes the nrpe daemons to
# accumulate, eating system resources. Do not set this too low.

connection_timeout=300

 

# WEEK RANDOM SEED OPTION
# This directive allows you to use SSL even if your system does not have
# a /dev/random or /dev/urandom (on purpose or because the necessary patches
# were not applied). The random number generator will be seeded from a file
# which is either a file pointed to by the environment valiable $RANDFILE
# or $HOME/.rnd. If neither exists, the pseudo random number generator will
# be initialized and a warning will be issued.
# Values: 0=only seed from /dev/[u]random, 1=also seed from weak randomness

#allow_weak_random_seed=1

 

# INCLUDE CONFIG FILE
# This directive allows you to include definitions from an external config file.

#include=<somefile.cfg>

 

# INCLUDE CONFIG DIRECTORY
# This directive allows you to include definitions from config files (with a
# .cfg extension) in one or more directories (with recursion).

#include_dir=<somedirectory>
#include_dir=<someotherdirectory>

 

# COMMAND DEFINITIONS
# Command definitions that this daemon will run. Definitions
# are in the following format:
#
# command[<command_name>]=<command_line>
#
# When the daemon receives a request to return the results of <command_name>
# it will execute the command specified by the <command_line> argument.
#
# Unlike Nagios, the command line cannot contain macros – it must be
# typed exactly as it should be executed.
#
# Note: Any plugins that are used in the command lines must reside
# on the machine that this daemon is running on! The examples below
# assume that you have plugins installed in a /usr/local/nagios/libexec
# directory. Also note that you will have to modify the definitions below
# to match the argument format the plugins expect. Remember, these are
# examples only!
# The following examples use hardcoded command arguments…

command[check_users]=/usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_users -w 5 -c 10
command[check_load]=/usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_load -w 15,10,5 -c 30,25,20
command[check_hda1]=/usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_disk -w 20% -c 10% -p /dev/hda1
command[check_zombie_procs]=/usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_procs -w 5 -c 10 -s Z
command[check_total_procs]=/usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_procs -w 150 -c 200
# The following examples allow user-supplied arguments and can
# only be used if the NRPE daemon was compiled with support for
# command arguments *AND* the dont_blame_nrpe directive in this
# config file is set to ‘1’. This poses a potential security risk, so
# make sure you read the SECURITY file before doing this.

#command[check_users]=/usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_users -w $ARG1$ -c $ARG2$
#command[check_load]=/usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_load -w $ARG1$ -c $ARG2$
#command[check_disk]=/usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_disk -w $ARG1$ -c $ARG2$ -p $ARG3$
#command[check_procs]=/usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_procs -w $ARG1$ -c $ARG2$ -s $ARG3$

#
# local configuration:
# if you’d prefer, you can instead place directives here
include=/etc/nagios/nrpe_local.cfg

#
# you can place your config snipplets into nrpe.d/
# only snipplets ending in .cfg will get included
include_dir=/etc/nagios/nrpe.d/

4. Restart nagios-nrpe server

root@ubuntu:~# /etc/init.d/nagios-nrpe-server restart
* Stopping nagios-nrpe nagios-nrpe [ OK ]
* Starting nagios-nrpe nagios-nrpe [ OK ]
root@ubuntu:~#

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