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Old 07-20-2010, 09:24 AM   #1
Spuddy
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Any Nagios Gurus?


Require help installing Nagios on Debian.

I have installed it and setup an apache conf. Nagios http page loads but shows errors on every sub-page.

Code:
Whoops!

Error: Could not read object configuration data!

Here are some things you should check in order to resolve this error:

   1. Verify configuration options using the -v command-line option to check for errors.
   2. Check the Nagios log file for messages relating to startup or status data errors. 

Make sure you read the documentation on installing, configuring and running Nagios thoroughly before continuing. If all else fails, try sending a message to one of the mailing lists. More information can be found at http://www.nagios.org.
Looking for some assistance, or better still PM me if you'd be willing to remote on and have a look for me.
 
Old 07-20-2010, 10:28 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spuddy View Post
Require help installing Nagios on Debian.

I have installed it and setup an apache conf. Nagios http page loads but shows errors on every sub-page.

Code:
Whoops!

Error: Could not read object configuration data!

Here are some things you should check in order to resolve this error:

   1. Verify configuration options using the -v command-line option to check for errors.
   2. Check the Nagios log file for messages relating to startup or status data errors. 

Make sure you read the documentation on installing, configuring and running Nagios thoroughly before continuing. If all else fails, try sending a message to one of the mailing lists. More information can be found at http://www.nagios.org.
Looking for some assistance, or better still PM me if you'd be willing to remote on and have a look for me.


sent you a pm.
happy to have a look as long as you post the resolution
 
Old 07-20-2010, 10:37 AM   #3
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To add to this - loooks like a config error.
run nagios in verbose checker mode.


Code:
/path/to/nagios -v /path/to/nagios.cfg
 
Old 07-20-2010, 11:12 AM   #4
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sorry for my ignorance but I am getting this error attempting the code you offered.

Code:
ODB2:/usr/local/nagios/etc# /usr/local/nagios -v /usr/local/nagios/etc/nagios.cfg
-bash: /usr/local/nagios: is a directory
Thanks.

EDIT:

Tried

Code:
/usr/local/nagios/etc# /usr/local/nagios/bin/nagios -v /usr/local/nagios
and got

Code:
ODB2:/# /usr/local/nagios/bin/nagios -v /usr/local/nagios/etc/nagios.cfg

Nagios Core 3.2.1
Copyright (c) 2009-2010 Nagios Core Development Team and Community Contributors
Copyright (c) 1999-2009 Ethan Galstad
Last Modified: 03-09-2010
License: GPL

Website: http://www.nagios.org
Reading configuration data...
   Read main config file okay...
Processing object config file '/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/commands.cfg'...
Processing object config file '/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/contacts.cfg'...
Processing object config file '/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/timeperiods.cfg'...
Processing object config file '/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/templates.cfg'...
Processing object config file '/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/localhost.cfg'...
   Read object config files okay...

Running pre-flight check on configuration data...

Checking services...
        Checked 8 services.
Checking hosts...
        Checked 1 hosts.
Checking host groups...
        Checked 1 host groups.
Checking service groups...
        Checked 0 service groups.
Checking contacts...
        Checked 1 contacts.
Checking contact groups...
        Checked 1 contact groups.
Checking service escalations...
        Checked 0 service escalations.
Checking service dependencies...
        Checked 0 service dependencies.
Checking host escalations...
        Checked 0 host escalations.
Checking host dependencies...
        Checked 0 host dependencies.
Checking commands...
        Checked 24 commands.
Checking time periods...
        Checked 5 time periods.
Checking for circular paths between hosts...
Checking for circular host and service dependencies...
Checking global event handlers...
Checking obsessive compulsive processor commands...
Checking misc settings...

Total Warnings: 0
Total Errors:   0

Things look okay - No serious problems were detected during the pre-flight check
Thanks.

Last edited by Spuddy; 07-20-2010 at 11:16 AM.
 
Old 07-20-2010, 11:23 AM   #5
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If there are no errors. Everything fine now start the nagios services
/etc/init.d/nagios start
 
Old 07-20-2010, 11:23 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spuddy View Post
sorry for my ignorance but I am getting this error attempting the code you offered.

Code:
ODB2:/usr/local/nagios/etc# /usr/local/nagios -v /usr/local/nagios/etc/nagios.cfg
-bash: /usr/local/nagios: is a directory
Thanks.

EDIT:

Tried

Code:
/usr/local/nagios/etc# /usr/local/nagios/bin/nagios -v /usr/local/nagios
and got

Code:
ODB2:/# /usr/local/nagios/bin/nagios -v /usr/local/nagios/etc/nagios.cfg

Nagios Core 3.2.1
Copyright (c) 2009-2010 Nagios Core Development Team and Community Contributors
Copyright (c) 1999-2009 Ethan Galstad
Last Modified: 03-09-2010
License: GPL

Website: http://www.nagios.org
Reading configuration data...
   Read main config file okay...
Processing object config file '/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/commands.cfg'...
Processing object config file '/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/contacts.cfg'...
Processing object config file '/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/timeperiods.cfg'...
Processing object config file '/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/templates.cfg'...
Processing object config file '/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/localhost.cfg'...
   Read object config files okay...

Running pre-flight check on configuration data...

Checking services...
        Checked 8 services.
Checking hosts...
        Checked 1 hosts.
Checking host groups...
        Checked 1 host groups.
Checking service groups...
        Checked 0 service groups.
Checking contacts...
        Checked 1 contacts.
Checking contact groups...
        Checked 1 contact groups.
Checking service escalations...
        Checked 0 service escalations.
Checking service dependencies...
        Checked 0 service dependencies.
Checking host escalations...
        Checked 0 host escalations.
Checking host dependencies...
        Checked 0 host dependencies.
Checking commands...
        Checked 24 commands.
Checking time periods...
        Checked 5 time periods.
Checking for circular paths between hosts...
Checking for circular host and service dependencies...
Checking global event handlers...
Checking obsessive compulsive processor commands...
Checking misc settings...

Total Warnings: 0
Total Errors:   0

Things look okay - No serious problems were detected during the pre-flight check
Thanks.
config is fine, so i suspect cgi.cfg hasnt been given the correct access???

look for these in the /usr/local/nagios/etc/cgi.cfg file

Code:
authorized_for_system_information
authorized_for_configuration_information
authorized_for_system_commands
authorized_for_all_services
authorized_for_all_hosts
authorized_for_all_service_commands
authorized_for_all_host_commands

and add the users that can access each section.

if this has already been done, then post the contents of the nagios.conf file
 
Old 07-20-2010, 11:32 AM   #7
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Code:
authorized_for_system_information=nagiosadmin
authorized_for_configuration_information=nagiosadmin
authorized_for_system_commands=nagiosadmin
authorized_for_all_services=nagiosadmin
authorized_for_all_hosts=nagiosadmin
authorized_for_all_service_commands=nagiosadmin
authorized_for_all_host_commands=nagiosadmin
Code:
##############################################################################
#
# NAGIOS.CFG - Sample Main Config File for Nagios 3.2.1
#
# Read the documentation for more information on this configuration
# file.  I've provided some comments here, but things may not be so
# clear without further explanation.
#
# Last Modified: 12-14-2008
#
##############################################################################


# LOG FILE
# This is the main log file where service and host events are logged
# for historical purposes.  This should be the first option specified 
# in the config file!!!

log_file=/usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.log



# OBJECT CONFIGURATION FILE(S)
# These are the object configuration files in which you define hosts,
# host groups, contacts, contact groups, services, etc.
# You can split your object definitions across several config files
# if you wish (as shown below), or keep them all in a single config file.

# You can specify individual object config files as shown below:
cfg_file=/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/commands.cfg
cfg_file=/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/contacts.cfg
cfg_file=/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/timeperiods.cfg
cfg_file=/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/templates.cfg

# Definitions for monitoring the local (Linux) host
cfg_file=/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/localhost.cfg

# Definitions for monitoring a Windows machine
#cfg_file=/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/windows.cfg

# Definitions for monitoring a router/switch
#cfg_file=/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/switch.cfg

# Definitions for monitoring a network printer
#cfg_file=/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/printer.cfg


# You can also tell Nagios to process all config files (with a .cfg
# extension) in a particular directory by using the cfg_dir
# directive as shown below:

#cfg_dir=/usr/local/nagios/etc/servers
#cfg_dir=/usr/local/nagios/etc/printers
#cfg_dir=/usr/local/nagios/etc/switches
#cfg_dir=/usr/local/nagios/etc/routers




# OBJECT CACHE FILE
# This option determines where object definitions are cached when
# Nagios starts/restarts.  The CGIs read object definitions from 
# this cache file (rather than looking at the object config files
# directly) in order to prevent inconsistencies that can occur
# when the config files are modified after Nagios starts.

object_cache_file=/usr/local/nagios/var/objects.cache



# PRE-CACHED OBJECT FILE
# This options determines the location of the precached object file.
# If you run Nagios with the -p command line option, it will preprocess
# your object configuration file(s) and write the cached config to this
# file.  You can then start Nagios with the -u option to have it read
# object definitions from this precached file, rather than the standard
# object configuration files (see the cfg_file and cfg_dir options above).
# Using a precached object file can speed up the time needed to (re)start 
# the Nagios process if you've got a large and/or complex configuration.
# Read the documentation section on optimizing Nagios to find our more
# about how this feature works.

precached_object_file=/usr/local/nagios/var/objects.precache



# RESOURCE FILE
# This is an optional resource file that contains $USERx$ macro
# definitions. Multiple resource files can be specified by using
# multiple resource_file definitions.  The CGIs will not attempt to
# read the contents of resource files, so information that is
# considered to be sensitive (usernames, passwords, etc) can be
# defined as macros in this file and restrictive permissions (600)
# can be placed on this file.

resource_file=/usr/local/nagios/etc/resource.cfg



# STATUS FILE
# This is where the current status of all monitored services and
# hosts is stored.  Its contents are read and processed by the CGIs.
# The contents of the status file are deleted every time Nagios
#  restarts.

status_file=/usr/local/nagios/var/status.dat



# STATUS FILE UPDATE INTERVAL
# This option determines the frequency (in seconds) that
# Nagios will periodically dump program, host, and 
# service status data.

status_update_interval=10



# NAGIOS USER
# This determines the effective user that Nagios should run as.  
# You can either supply a username or a UID.

nagios_user=nagios



# NAGIOS GROUP
# This determines the effective group that Nagios should run as.  
# You can either supply a group name or a GID.

nagios_group=nagios



# EXTERNAL COMMAND OPTION
# This option allows you to specify whether or not Nagios should check
# for external commands (in the command file defined below).  By default
# Nagios will *not* check for external commands, just to be on the
# cautious side.  If you want to be able to use the CGI command interface
# you will have to enable this.
# Values: 0 = disable commands, 1 = enable commands

check_external_commands=1



# EXTERNAL COMMAND CHECK INTERVAL
# This is the interval at which Nagios should check for external commands.
# This value works of the interval_length you specify later.  If you leave
# that at its default value of 60 (seconds), a value of 1 here will cause
# Nagios to check for external commands every minute.  If you specify a
# number followed by an "s" (i.e. 15s), this will be interpreted to mean
# actual seconds rather than a multiple of the interval_length variable.
# Note: In addition to reading the external command file at regularly 
# scheduled intervals, Nagios will also check for external commands after
# event handlers are executed.
# NOTE: Setting this value to -1 causes Nagios to check the external
# command file as often as possible.

#command_check_interval=15s
command_check_interval=-1



# EXTERNAL COMMAND FILE
# This is the file that Nagios checks for external command requests.
# It is also where the command CGI will write commands that are submitted
# by users, so it must be writeable by the user that the web server
# is running as (usually 'nobody').  Permissions should be set at the 
# directory level instead of on the file, as the file is deleted every
# time its contents are processed.

command_file=/usr/local/nagios/var/rw/nagios.cmd



# EXTERNAL COMMAND BUFFER SLOTS
# This settings is used to tweak the number of items or "slots" that
# the Nagios daemon should allocate to the buffer that holds incoming 
# external commands before they are processed.  As external commands 
# are processed by the daemon, they are removed from the buffer.  

external_command_buffer_slots=4096



# LOCK FILE
# This is the lockfile that Nagios will use to store its PID number
# in when it is running in daemon mode.

lock_file=/usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.lock



# TEMP FILE
# This is a temporary file that is used as scratch space when Nagios
# updates the status log, cleans the comment file, etc.  This file
# is created, used, and deleted throughout the time that Nagios is
# running.

temp_file=/usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.tmp



# TEMP PATH
# This is path where Nagios can create temp files for service and
# host check results, etc.

temp_path=/tmp



# EVENT BROKER OPTIONS
# Controls what (if any) data gets sent to the event broker.
# Values:  0      = Broker nothing
#         -1      = Broker everything
#         <other> = See documentation

event_broker_options=-1



# EVENT BROKER MODULE(S)
# This directive is used to specify an event broker module that should
# by loaded by Nagios at startup.  Use multiple directives if you want
# to load more than one module.  Arguments that should be passed to
# the module at startup are seperated from the module path by a space.
#
#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
# WARNING !!! WARNING !!! WARNING !!! WARNING !!! WARNING !!! WARNING
#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#
# Do NOT overwrite modules while they are being used by Nagios or Nagios
# will crash in a fiery display of SEGFAULT glory.  This is a bug/limitation
# either in dlopen(), the kernel, and/or the filesystem.  And maybe Nagios...
#
# The correct/safe way of updating a module is by using one of these methods:
#    1. Shutdown Nagios, replace the module file, restart Nagios
#    2. Delete the original module file, move the new module file into place, restart Nagios
#
# Example:
#
#   broker_module=<modulepath> [moduleargs]

#broker_module=/somewhere/module1.o
#broker_module=/somewhere/module2.o arg1 arg2=3 debug=0



# LOG ROTATION METHOD
# This is the log rotation method that Nagios should use to rotate
# the main log file. Values are as follows..
#	n	= None - don't rotate the log
#	h	= Hourly rotation (top of the hour)
#	d	= Daily rotation (midnight every day)
#	w	= Weekly rotation (midnight on Saturday evening)
#	m	= Monthly rotation (midnight last day of month)

log_rotation_method=d



# LOG ARCHIVE PATH
# This is the directory where archived (rotated) log files should be 
# placed (assuming you've chosen to do log rotation).

log_archive_path=/usr/local/nagios/var/archives



# LOGGING OPTIONS
# If you want messages logged to the syslog facility, as well as the
# Nagios log file set this option to 1.  If not, set it to 0.

use_syslog=1



# NOTIFICATION LOGGING OPTION
# If you don't want notifications to be logged, set this value to 0.
# If notifications should be logged, set the value to 1.

log_notifications=1



# SERVICE RETRY LOGGING OPTION
# If you don't want service check retries to be logged, set this value
# to 0.  If retries should be logged, set the value to 1.

log_service_retries=1



# HOST RETRY LOGGING OPTION
# If you don't want host check retries to be logged, set this value to
# 0.  If retries should be logged, set the value to 1.

log_host_retries=1



# EVENT HANDLER LOGGING OPTION
# If you don't want host and service event handlers to be logged, set
# this value to 0.  If event handlers should be logged, set the value
# to 1.

log_event_handlers=1



# INITIAL STATES LOGGING OPTION
# If you want Nagios to log all initial host and service states to
# the main log file (the first time the service or host is checked)
# you can enable this option by setting this value to 1.  If you
# are not using an external application that does long term state
# statistics reporting, you do not need to enable this option.  In
# this case, set the value to 0.

log_initial_states=0



# EXTERNAL COMMANDS LOGGING OPTION
# If you don't want Nagios to log external commands, set this value
# to 0.  If external commands should be logged, set this value to 1.
# Note: This option does not include logging of passive service
# checks - see the option below for controlling whether or not
# passive checks are logged.

log_external_commands=1



# PASSIVE CHECKS LOGGING OPTION
# If you don't want Nagios to log passive host and service checks, set
# this value to 0.  If passive checks should be logged, set
# this value to 1.

log_passive_checks=1



# GLOBAL HOST AND SERVICE EVENT HANDLERS
# These options allow you to specify a host and service event handler
# command that is to be run for every host or service state change.
# The global event handler is executed immediately prior to the event
# handler that you have optionally specified in each host or
# service definition. The command argument is the short name of a
# command definition that you define in your host configuration file.
# Read the HTML docs for more information.

#global_host_event_handler=somecommand
#global_service_event_handler=somecommand



# SERVICE INTER-CHECK DELAY METHOD
# This is the method that Nagios should use when initially
# "spreading out" service checks when it starts monitoring.  The
# default is to use smart delay calculation, which will try to
# space all service checks out evenly to minimize CPU load.
# Using the dumb setting will cause all checks to be scheduled
# at the same time (with no delay between them)!  This is not a
# good thing for production, but is useful when testing the
# parallelization functionality.
#	n	= None - don't use any delay between checks
#	d	= Use a "dumb" delay of 1 second between checks
#	s	= Use "smart" inter-check delay calculation
#       x.xx    = Use an inter-check delay of x.xx seconds

service_inter_check_delay_method=s



# MAXIMUM SERVICE CHECK SPREAD
# This variable determines the timeframe (in minutes) from the
# program start time that an initial check of all services should
# be completed.  Default is 30 minutes.

max_service_check_spread=30



# SERVICE CHECK INTERLEAVE FACTOR
# This variable determines how service checks are interleaved.
# Interleaving the service checks allows for a more even
# distribution of service checks and reduced load on remote
# hosts.  Setting this value to 1 is equivalent to how versions
# of Nagios previous to 0.0.5 did service checks.  Set this
# value to s (smart) for automatic calculation of the interleave
# factor unless you have a specific reason to change it.
#       s       = Use "smart" interleave factor calculation
#       x       = Use an interleave factor of x, where x is a
#                 number greater than or equal to 1.

service_interleave_factor=s



# HOST INTER-CHECK DELAY METHOD
# This is the method that Nagios should use when initially
# "spreading out" host checks when it starts monitoring.  The
# default is to use smart delay calculation, which will try to
# space all host checks out evenly to minimize CPU load.
# Using the dumb setting will cause all checks to be scheduled
# at the same time (with no delay between them)!
#	n	= None - don't use any delay between checks
#	d	= Use a "dumb" delay of 1 second between checks
#	s	= Use "smart" inter-check delay calculation
#       x.xx    = Use an inter-check delay of x.xx seconds

host_inter_check_delay_method=s



# MAXIMUM HOST CHECK SPREAD
# This variable determines the timeframe (in minutes) from the
# program start time that an initial check of all hosts should
# be completed.  Default is 30 minutes.

max_host_check_spread=30



# MAXIMUM CONCURRENT SERVICE CHECKS
# This option allows you to specify the maximum number of 
# service checks that can be run in parallel at any given time.
# Specifying a value of 1 for this variable essentially prevents
# any service checks from being parallelized.  A value of 0
# will not restrict the number of concurrent checks that are
# being executed.

max_concurrent_checks=0



# HOST AND SERVICE CHECK REAPER FREQUENCY
# This is the frequency (in seconds!) that Nagios will process
# the results of host and service checks.

check_result_reaper_frequency=10




# MAX CHECK RESULT REAPER TIME
# This is the max amount of time (in seconds) that  a single
# check result reaper event will be allowed to run before 
# returning control back to Nagios so it can perform other
# duties.

max_check_result_reaper_time=30




# CHECK RESULT PATH
# This is directory where Nagios stores the results of host and
# service checks that have not yet been processed.
#
# Note: Make sure that only one instance of Nagios has access
# to this directory!  

check_result_path=/usr/local/nagios/var/spool/checkresults




# MAX CHECK RESULT FILE AGE
# This option determines the maximum age (in seconds) which check
# result files are considered to be valid.  Files older than this 
# threshold will be mercilessly deleted without further processing.

max_check_result_file_age=3600




# CACHED HOST CHECK HORIZON
# This option determines the maximum amount of time (in seconds)
# that the state of a previous host check is considered current.
# Cached host states (from host checks that were performed more
# recently that the timeframe specified by this value) can immensely
# improve performance in regards to the host check logic.
# Too high of a value for this option may result in inaccurate host
# states being used by Nagios, while a lower value may result in a
# performance hit for host checks.  Use a value of 0 to disable host
# check caching.

cached_host_check_horizon=15



# CACHED SERVICE CHECK HORIZON
# This option determines the maximum amount of time (in seconds)
# that the state of a previous service check is considered current.
# Cached service states (from service checks that were performed more
# recently that the timeframe specified by this value) can immensely
# improve performance in regards to predictive dependency checks.
# Use a value of 0 to disable service check caching.

cached_service_check_horizon=15



# ENABLE PREDICTIVE HOST DEPENDENCY CHECKS
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will attempt to execute
# checks of hosts when it predicts that future dependency logic test
# may be needed.  These predictive checks can help ensure that your
# host dependency logic works well.
# Values:
#  0 = Disable predictive checks
#  1 = Enable predictive checks (default)

enable_predictive_host_dependency_checks=1



# ENABLE PREDICTIVE SERVICE DEPENDENCY CHECKS
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will attempt to execute
# checks of service when it predicts that future dependency logic test
# may be needed.  These predictive checks can help ensure that your
# service dependency logic works well.
# Values:
#  0 = Disable predictive checks
#  1 = Enable predictive checks (default)

enable_predictive_service_dependency_checks=1



# SOFT STATE DEPENDENCIES
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will use soft state 
# information when checking host and service dependencies. Normally 
# Nagios will only use the latest hard host or service state when 
# checking dependencies. If you want it to use the latest state (regardless
# of whether its a soft or hard state type), enable this option. 
# Values:
#  0 = Don't use soft state dependencies (default) 
#  1 = Use soft state dependencies 

soft_state_dependencies=0



# TIME CHANGE ADJUSTMENT THRESHOLDS
# These options determine when Nagios will react to detected changes
# in system time (either forward or backwards).

#time_change_threshold=900



# AUTO-RESCHEDULING OPTION
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will attempt to
# automatically reschedule active host and service checks to
# "smooth" them out over time.  This can help balance the load on
# the monitoring server.  
# WARNING: THIS IS AN EXPERIMENTAL FEATURE - IT CAN DEGRADE
# PERFORMANCE, RATHER THAN INCREASE IT, IF USED IMPROPERLY

auto_reschedule_checks=0



# AUTO-RESCHEDULING INTERVAL
# This option determines how often (in seconds) Nagios will
# attempt to automatically reschedule checks.  This option only
# has an effect if the auto_reschedule_checks option is enabled.
# Default is 30 seconds.
# WARNING: THIS IS AN EXPERIMENTAL FEATURE - IT CAN DEGRADE
# PERFORMANCE, RATHER THAN INCREASE IT, IF USED IMPROPERLY

auto_rescheduling_interval=30



# AUTO-RESCHEDULING WINDOW
# This option determines the "window" of time (in seconds) that
# Nagios will look at when automatically rescheduling checks.
# Only host and service checks that occur in the next X seconds
# (determined by this variable) will be rescheduled. This option
# only has an effect if the auto_reschedule_checks option is
# enabled.  Default is 180 seconds (3 minutes).
# WARNING: THIS IS AN EXPERIMENTAL FEATURE - IT CAN DEGRADE
# PERFORMANCE, RATHER THAN INCREASE IT, IF USED IMPROPERLY

auto_rescheduling_window=180



# SLEEP TIME
# This is the number of seconds to sleep between checking for system
# events and service checks that need to be run.

sleep_time=0.25



# TIMEOUT VALUES
# These options control how much time Nagios will allow various
# types of commands to execute before killing them off.  Options
# are available for controlling maximum time allotted for
# service checks, host checks, event handlers, notifications, the
# ocsp command, and performance data commands.  All values are in
# seconds.

service_check_timeout=60
host_check_timeout=30
event_handler_timeout=30
notification_timeout=30
ocsp_timeout=5
perfdata_timeout=5



# RETAIN STATE INFORMATION
# This setting determines whether or not Nagios will save state
# information for services and hosts before it shuts down.  Upon
# startup Nagios will reload all saved service and host state
# information before starting to monitor.  This is useful for 
# maintaining long-term data on state statistics, etc, but will
# slow Nagios down a bit when it (re)starts.  Since its only
# a one-time penalty, I think its well worth the additional
# startup delay.

retain_state_information=1



# STATE RETENTION FILE
# This is the file that Nagios should use to store host and
# service state information before it shuts down.  The state 
# information in this file is also read immediately prior to
# starting to monitor the network when Nagios is restarted.
# This file is used only if the preserve_state_information
# variable is set to 1.

state_retention_file=/usr/local/nagios/var/retention.dat



# RETENTION DATA UPDATE INTERVAL
# This setting determines how often (in minutes) that Nagios
# will automatically save retention data during normal operation.
# If you set this value to 0, Nagios will not save retention
# data at regular interval, but it will still save retention
# data before shutting down or restarting.  If you have disabled
# state retention, this option has no effect.

retention_update_interval=60



# USE RETAINED PROGRAM STATE
# This setting determines whether or not Nagios will set 
# program status variables based on the values saved in the
# retention file.  If you want to use retained program status
# information, set this value to 1.  If not, set this value
# to 0.

use_retained_program_state=1



# USE RETAINED SCHEDULING INFO
# This setting determines whether or not Nagios will retain
# the scheduling info (next check time) for hosts and services
# based on the values saved in the retention file.  If you
# If you want to use retained scheduling info, set this
# value to 1.  If not, set this value to 0.

use_retained_scheduling_info=1



# RETAINED ATTRIBUTE MASKS (ADVANCED FEATURE)
# The following variables are used to specify specific host and
# service attributes that should *not* be retained by Nagios during
# program restarts.
#
# The values of the masks are bitwise ANDs of values specified
# by the "MODATTR_" definitions found in include/common.h.  
# For example, if you do not want the current enabled/disabled state
# of flap detection and event handlers for hosts to be retained, you
# would use a value of 24 for the host attribute mask...
# MODATTR_EVENT_HANDLER_ENABLED (8) + MODATTR_FLAP_DETECTION_ENABLED (16) = 24

# This mask determines what host attributes are not retained
retained_host_attribute_mask=0

# This mask determines what service attributes are not retained
retained_service_attribute_mask=0

# These two masks determine what process attributes are not retained.
# There are two masks, because some process attributes have host and service
# options.  For example, you can disable active host checks, but leave active
# service checks enabled.
retained_process_host_attribute_mask=0
retained_process_service_attribute_mask=0

# These two masks determine what contact attributes are not retained.
# There are two masks, because some contact attributes have host and
# service options.  For example, you can disable host notifications for
# a contact, but leave service notifications enabled for them.
retained_contact_host_attribute_mask=0
retained_contact_service_attribute_mask=0



# INTERVAL LENGTH
# This is the seconds per unit interval as used in the
# host/contact/service configuration files.  Setting this to 60 means
# that each interval is one minute long (60 seconds).  Other settings
# have not been tested much, so your mileage is likely to vary...

interval_length=60



# CHECK FOR UPDATES
# This option determines whether Nagios will automatically check to
# see if new updates (releases) are available.  It is recommend that you
# enable this option to ensure that you stay on top of the latest critical
# patches to Nagios.  Nagios is critical to you - make sure you keep it in
# good shape.  Nagios will check once a day for new updates. Data collected
# by Nagios Enterprises from the update check is processed in accordance 
# with our privacy policy - see http://api.nagios.org for details.

check_for_updates=1



# BARE UPDATE CHECK
# This option deterines what data Nagios will send to api.nagios.org when
# it checks for updates.  By default, Nagios will send information on the 
# current version of Nagios you have installed, as well as an indicator as
# to whether this was a new installation or not.  Nagios Enterprises uses
# this data to determine the number of users running specific version of 
# Nagios.  Enable this option if you do not want this information to be sent.

bare_update_check=0



# AGGRESSIVE HOST CHECKING OPTION
# If you don't want to turn on aggressive host checking features, set
# this value to 0 (the default).  Otherwise set this value to 1 to
# enable the aggressive check option.  Read the docs for more info
# on what aggressive host check is or check out the source code in
# base/checks.c

use_aggressive_host_checking=0



# SERVICE CHECK EXECUTION OPTION
# This determines whether or not Nagios will actively execute
# service checks when it initially starts.  If this option is 
# disabled, checks are not actively made, but Nagios can still
# receive and process passive check results that come in.  Unless
# you're implementing redundant hosts or have a special need for
# disabling the execution of service checks, leave this enabled!
# Values: 1 = enable checks, 0 = disable checks

execute_service_checks=1



# PASSIVE SERVICE CHECK ACCEPTANCE OPTION
# This determines whether or not Nagios will accept passive
# service checks results when it initially (re)starts.
# Values: 1 = accept passive checks, 0 = reject passive checks

accept_passive_service_checks=1



# HOST CHECK EXECUTION OPTION
# This determines whether or not Nagios will actively execute
# host checks when it initially starts.  If this option is 
# disabled, checks are not actively made, but Nagios can still
# receive and process passive check results that come in.  Unless
# you're implementing redundant hosts or have a special need for
# disabling the execution of host checks, leave this enabled!
# Values: 1 = enable checks, 0 = disable checks

execute_host_checks=1



# PASSIVE HOST CHECK ACCEPTANCE OPTION
# This determines whether or not Nagios will accept passive
# host checks results when it initially (re)starts.
# Values: 1 = accept passive checks, 0 = reject passive checks

accept_passive_host_checks=1



# NOTIFICATIONS OPTION
# This determines whether or not Nagios will sent out any host or
# service notifications when it is initially (re)started.
# Values: 1 = enable notifications, 0 = disable notifications

enable_notifications=1



# EVENT HANDLER USE OPTION
# This determines whether or not Nagios will run any host or
# service event handlers when it is initially (re)started.  Unless
# you're implementing redundant hosts, leave this option enabled.
# Values: 1 = enable event handlers, 0 = disable event handlers

enable_event_handlers=1



# PROCESS PERFORMANCE DATA OPTION
# This determines whether or not Nagios will process performance
# data returned from service and host checks.  If this option is
# enabled, host performance data will be processed using the
# host_perfdata_command (defined below) and service performance
# data will be processed using the service_perfdata_command (also
# defined below).  Read the HTML docs for more information on
# performance data.
# Values: 1 = process performance data, 0 = do not process performance data

process_performance_data=0



# HOST AND SERVICE PERFORMANCE DATA PROCESSING COMMANDS
# These commands are run after every host and service check is
# performed.  These commands are executed only if the
# enable_performance_data option (above) is set to 1.  The command
# argument is the short name of a command definition that you 
# define in your host configuration file.  Read the HTML docs for
# more information on performance data.

#host_perfdata_command=process-host-perfdata
#service_perfdata_command=process-service-perfdata



# HOST AND SERVICE PERFORMANCE DATA FILES
# These files are used to store host and service performance data.
# Performance data is only written to these files if the
# enable_performance_data option (above) is set to 1.

#host_perfdata_file=/tmp/host-perfdata
#service_perfdata_file=/tmp/service-perfdata
 
Old 07-20-2010, 11:32 AM   #8
Spuddy
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second part of nagios.cfg snipped as was too large for one post.

Code:
# HOST AND SERVICE PERFORMANCE DATA FILE TEMPLATES
# These options determine what data is written (and how) to the
# performance data files.  The templates may contain macros, special
# characters (\t for tab, \r for carriage return, \n for newline)
# and plain text.  A newline is automatically added after each write
# to the performance data file.  Some examples of what you can do are
# shown below.

#host_perfdata_file_template=[HOSTPERFDATA]\t$TIMET$\t$HOSTNAME$\t$HOSTEXECUTIONTIME$\t$HOSTOUTPUT$\t$HOSTPERFDATA$
#service_perfdata_file_template=[SERVICEPERFDATA]\t$TIMET$\t$HOSTNAME$\t$SERVICEDESC$\t$SERVICEEXECUTIONTIME$\t$SERVICELATENCY$\t$SERVICEOUTPUT$\t$SERVICEPERFDATA$



# HOST AND SERVICE PERFORMANCE DATA FILE MODES
# This option determines whether or not the host and service
# performance data files are opened in write ("w") or append ("a")
# mode. If you want to use named pipes, you should use the special
# pipe ("p") mode which avoid blocking at startup, otherwise you will
# likely want the defult append ("a") mode.

#host_perfdata_file_mode=a
#service_perfdata_file_mode=a



# HOST AND SERVICE PERFORMANCE DATA FILE PROCESSING INTERVAL
# These options determine how often (in seconds) the host and service
# performance data files are processed using the commands defined
# below.  A value of 0 indicates the files should not be periodically
# processed.

#host_perfdata_file_processing_interval=0
#service_perfdata_file_processing_interval=0



# HOST AND SERVICE PERFORMANCE DATA FILE PROCESSING COMMANDS
# These commands are used to periodically process the host and
# service performance data files.  The interval at which the
# processing occurs is determined by the options above.

#host_perfdata_file_processing_command=process-host-perfdata-file
#service_perfdata_file_processing_command=process-service-perfdata-file



# OBSESS OVER SERVICE CHECKS OPTION
# This determines whether or not Nagios will obsess over service
# checks and run the ocsp_command defined below.  Unless you're
# planning on implementing distributed monitoring, do not enable
# this option.  Read the HTML docs for more information on
# implementing distributed monitoring.
# Values: 1 = obsess over services, 0 = do not obsess (default)

obsess_over_services=0



# OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE SERVICE PROCESSOR COMMAND
# This is the command that is run for every service check that is
# processed by Nagios.  This command is executed only if the
# obsess_over_services option (above) is set to 1.  The command 
# argument is the short name of a command definition that you
# define in your host configuration file. Read the HTML docs for
# more information on implementing distributed monitoring.

#ocsp_command=somecommand



# OBSESS OVER HOST CHECKS OPTION
# This determines whether or not Nagios will obsess over host
# checks and run the ochp_command defined below.  Unless you're
# planning on implementing distributed monitoring, do not enable
# this option.  Read the HTML docs for more information on
# implementing distributed monitoring.
# Values: 1 = obsess over hosts, 0 = do not obsess (default)

obsess_over_hosts=0



# OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE HOST PROCESSOR COMMAND
# This is the command that is run for every host check that is
# processed by Nagios.  This command is executed only if the
# obsess_over_hosts option (above) is set to 1.  The command 
# argument is the short name of a command definition that you
# define in your host configuration file. Read the HTML docs for
# more information on implementing distributed monitoring.

#ochp_command=somecommand



# TRANSLATE PASSIVE HOST CHECKS OPTION
# This determines whether or not Nagios will translate
# DOWN/UNREACHABLE passive host check results into their proper
# state for this instance of Nagios.  This option is useful
# if you have distributed or failover monitoring setup.  In
# these cases your other Nagios servers probably have a different
# "view" of the network, with regards to the parent/child relationship
# of hosts.  If a distributed monitoring server thinks a host
# is DOWN, it may actually be UNREACHABLE from the point of
# this Nagios instance.  Enabling this option will tell Nagios
# to translate any DOWN or UNREACHABLE host states it receives
# passively into the correct state from the view of this server.
# Values: 1 = perform translation, 0 = do not translate (default)

translate_passive_host_checks=0



# PASSIVE HOST CHECKS ARE SOFT OPTION
# This determines whether or not Nagios will treat passive host
# checks as being HARD or SOFT.  By default, a passive host check
# result will put a host into a HARD state type.  This can be changed
# by enabling this option.
# Values: 0 = passive checks are HARD, 1 = passive checks are SOFT

passive_host_checks_are_soft=0



# ORPHANED HOST/SERVICE CHECK OPTIONS
# These options determine whether or not Nagios will periodically 
# check for orphaned host service checks.  Since service checks are
# not rescheduled until the results of their previous execution 
# instance are processed, there exists a possibility that some
# checks may never get rescheduled.  A similar situation exists for
# host checks, although the exact scheduling details differ a bit
# from service checks.  Orphaned checks seem to be a rare
# problem and should not happen under normal circumstances.
# If you have problems with service checks never getting
# rescheduled, make sure you have orphaned service checks enabled.
# Values: 1 = enable checks, 0 = disable checks

check_for_orphaned_services=1
check_for_orphaned_hosts=1



# SERVICE FRESHNESS CHECK OPTION
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will periodically
# check the "freshness" of service results.  Enabling this option
# is useful for ensuring passive checks are received in a timely
# manner.
# Values: 1 = enabled freshness checking, 0 = disable freshness checking

check_service_freshness=1



# SERVICE FRESHNESS CHECK INTERVAL
# This setting determines how often (in seconds) Nagios will
# check the "freshness" of service check results.  If you have
# disabled service freshness checking, this option has no effect.

service_freshness_check_interval=60



# HOST FRESHNESS CHECK OPTION
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will periodically
# check the "freshness" of host results.  Enabling this option
# is useful for ensuring passive checks are received in a timely
# manner.
# Values: 1 = enabled freshness checking, 0 = disable freshness checking

check_host_freshness=0



# HOST FRESHNESS CHECK INTERVAL
# This setting determines how often (in seconds) Nagios will
# check the "freshness" of host check results.  If you have
# disabled host freshness checking, this option has no effect.

host_freshness_check_interval=60




# ADDITIONAL FRESHNESS THRESHOLD LATENCY
# This setting determines the number of seconds that Nagios
# will add to any host and service freshness thresholds that
# it calculates (those not explicitly specified by the user).

additional_freshness_latency=15




# FLAP DETECTION OPTION
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will try
# and detect hosts and services that are "flapping".  
# Flapping occurs when a host or service changes between
# states too frequently.  When Nagios detects that a 
# host or service is flapping, it will temporarily suppress
# notifications for that host/service until it stops
# flapping.  Flap detection is very experimental, so read
# the HTML documentation before enabling this feature!
# Values: 1 = enable flap detection
#         0 = disable flap detection (default)

enable_flap_detection=1



# FLAP DETECTION THRESHOLDS FOR HOSTS AND SERVICES
# Read the HTML documentation on flap detection for
# an explanation of what this option does.  This option
# has no effect if flap detection is disabled.

low_service_flap_threshold=5.0
high_service_flap_threshold=20.0
low_host_flap_threshold=5.0
high_host_flap_threshold=20.0



# DATE FORMAT OPTION
# This option determines how short dates are displayed. Valid options
# include:
#	us		(MM-DD-YYYY HH:MM:SS)
#	euro    	(DD-MM-YYYY HH:MM:SS)
#	iso8601		(YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS)
#	strict-iso8601	(YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS)
#

date_format=us




# TIMEZONE OFFSET
# This option is used to override the default timezone that this
# instance of Nagios runs in.  If not specified, Nagios will use
# the system configured timezone.
#
# NOTE: In order to display the correct timezone in the CGIs, you
# will also need to alter the Apache directives for the CGI path 
# to include your timezone.  Example:
#
#   <Directory "/usr/local/nagios/sbin/">
#      SetEnv TZ "Australia/Brisbane"
#      ...
#   </Directory>

#use_timezone=US/Mountain
#use_timezone=Australia/Brisbane




# P1.PL FILE LOCATION
# This value determines where the p1.pl perl script (used by the
# embedded Perl interpreter) is located.  If you didn't compile
# Nagios with embedded Perl support, this option has no effect.

p1_file=/usr/local/nagios/bin/p1.pl



# EMBEDDED PERL INTERPRETER OPTION
# This option determines whether or not the embedded Perl interpreter
# will be enabled during runtime.  This option has no effect if Nagios
# has not been compiled with support for embedded Perl.
# Values: 0 = disable interpreter, 1 = enable interpreter

enable_embedded_perl=1



# EMBEDDED PERL USAGE OPTION
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will process Perl plugins
# and scripts with the embedded Perl interpreter if the plugins/scripts
# do not explicitly indicate whether or not it is okay to do so. Read
# the HTML documentation on the embedded Perl interpreter for more 
# information on how this option works.

use_embedded_perl_implicitly=1



# ILLEGAL OBJECT NAME CHARACTERS
# This option allows you to specify illegal characters that cannot
# be used in host names, service descriptions, or names of other
# object types.

illegal_object_name_chars=`~!$%^&*|'"<>?,()=



# ILLEGAL MACRO OUTPUT CHARACTERS
# This option allows you to specify illegal characters that are
# stripped from macros before being used in notifications, event
# handlers, etc.  This DOES NOT affect macros used in service or
# host check commands.
# The following macros are stripped of the characters you specify:
#	$HOSTOUTPUT$
#	$HOSTPERFDATA$
#	$HOSTACKAUTHOR$
#	$HOSTACKCOMMENT$
#	$SERVICEOUTPUT$
#	$SERVICEPERFDATA$
#	$SERVICEACKAUTHOR$
#	$SERVICEACKCOMMENT$

illegal_macro_output_chars=`~$&|'"<>



# REGULAR EXPRESSION MATCHING
# This option controls whether or not regular expression matching
# takes place in the object config files.  Regular expression
# matching is used to match host, hostgroup, service, and service
# group names/descriptions in some fields of various object types.
# Values: 1 = enable regexp matching, 0 = disable regexp matching

use_regexp_matching=0



# "TRUE" REGULAR EXPRESSION MATCHING
# This option controls whether or not "true" regular expression 
# matching takes place in the object config files.  This option
# only has an effect if regular expression matching is enabled
# (see above).  If this option is DISABLED, regular expression
# matching only occurs if a string contains wildcard characters
# (* and ?).  If the option is ENABLED, regexp matching occurs
# all the time (which can be annoying).
# Values: 1 = enable true matching, 0 = disable true matching

use_true_regexp_matching=0



# ADMINISTRATOR EMAIL/PAGER ADDRESSES
# The email and pager address of a global administrator (likely you).
# Nagios never uses these values itself, but you can access them by
# using the $ADMINEMAIL$ and $ADMINPAGER$ macros in your notification
# commands.

admin_email=nagios@localhost
admin_pager=pagenagios@localhost



# DAEMON CORE DUMP OPTION
# This option determines whether or not Nagios is allowed to create
# a core dump when it runs as a daemon.  Note that it is generally
# considered bad form to allow this, but it may be useful for
# debugging purposes.  Enabling this option doesn't guarantee that
# a core file will be produced, but that's just life...
# Values: 1 - Allow core dumps
#         0 - Do not allow core dumps (default)

daemon_dumps_core=0



# LARGE INSTALLATION TWEAKS OPTION
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will take some shortcuts
# which can save on memory and CPU usage in large Nagios installations.
# Read the documentation for more information on the benefits/tradeoffs
# of enabling this option.
# Values: 1 - Enabled tweaks
#         0 - Disable tweaks (default)

use_large_installation_tweaks=0



# ENABLE ENVIRONMENT MACROS
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will make all standard
# macros available as environment variables when host/service checks
# and system commands (event handlers, notifications, etc.) are
# executed.  Enabling this option can cause performance issues in 
# large installations, as it will consume a bit more memory and (more
# importantly) consume more CPU.
# Values: 1 - Enable environment variable macros (default)
#         0 - Disable environment variable macros

enable_environment_macros=1



# CHILD PROCESS MEMORY OPTION
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will free memory in
# child processes (processed used to execute system commands and host/
# service checks).  If you specify a value here, it will override
# program defaults.
# Value: 1 - Free memory in child processes
#        0 - Do not free memory in child processes

#free_child_process_memory=1



# CHILD PROCESS FORKING BEHAVIOR
# This option determines how Nagios will fork child processes
# (used to execute system commands and host/service checks).  Normally
# child processes are fork()ed twice, which provides a very high level
# of isolation from problems.  Fork()ing once is probably enough and will
# save a great deal on CPU usage (in large installs), so you might
# want to consider using this.  If you specify a value here, it will
# program defaults.
# Value: 1 - Child processes fork() twice
#        0 - Child processes fork() just once

#child_processes_fork_twice=1



# DEBUG LEVEL
# This option determines how much (if any) debugging information will
# be written to the debug file.  OR values together to log multiple
# types of information.
# Values: 
#          -1 = Everything
#          0 = Nothing
#	   1 = Functions
#          2 = Configuration
#          4 = Process information
#	   8 = Scheduled events
#          16 = Host/service checks
#          32 = Notifications
#          64 = Event broker
#          128 = External commands
#          256 = Commands
#          512 = Scheduled downtime
#          1024 = Comments
#          2048 = Macros

debug_level=0



# DEBUG VERBOSITY
# This option determines how verbose the debug log out will be.
# Values: 0 = Brief output
#         1 = More detailed
#         2 = Very detailed

debug_verbosity=1



# DEBUG FILE
# This option determines where Nagios should write debugging information.

debug_file=/usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.debug



# MAX DEBUG FILE SIZE
# This option determines the maximum size (in bytes) of the debug file.  If
# the file grows larger than this size, it will be renamed with a .old
# extension.  If a file already exists with a .old extension it will
# automatically be deleted.  This helps ensure your disk space usage doesn't
# get out of control when debugging Nagios.

max_debug_file_size=1000000
 
Old 07-20-2010, 11:58 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spuddy View Post
second part of nagios.cfg snipped as was too large for one post.

Code:
# HOST AND SERVICE PERFORMANCE DATA FILE TEMPLATES
# These options determine what data is written (and how) to the
# performance data files.  The templates may contain macros, special
# characters (\t for tab, \r for carriage return, \n for newline)
# and plain text.  A newline is automatically added after each write
# to the performance data file.  Some examples of what you can do are
# shown below.

#host_perfdata_file_template=[HOSTPERFDATA]\t$TIMET$\t$HOSTNAME$\t$HOSTEXECUTIONTIME$\t$HOSTOUTPUT$\t$HOSTPERFDATA$
#service_perfdata_file_template=[SERVICEPERFDATA]\t$TIMET$\t$HOSTNAME$\t$SERVICEDESC$\t$SERVICEEXECUTIONTIME$\t$SERVICELATENCY$\t$SERVICEOUTPUT$\t$SERVICEPERFDATA$



# HOST AND SERVICE PERFORMANCE DATA FILE MODES
# This option determines whether or not the host and service
# performance data files are opened in write ("w") or append ("a")
# mode. If you want to use named pipes, you should use the special
# pipe ("p") mode which avoid blocking at startup, otherwise you will
# likely want the defult append ("a") mode.

#host_perfdata_file_mode=a
#service_perfdata_file_mode=a



# HOST AND SERVICE PERFORMANCE DATA FILE PROCESSING INTERVAL
# These options determine how often (in seconds) the host and service
# performance data files are processed using the commands defined
# below.  A value of 0 indicates the files should not be periodically
# processed.

#host_perfdata_file_processing_interval=0
#service_perfdata_file_processing_interval=0



# HOST AND SERVICE PERFORMANCE DATA FILE PROCESSING COMMANDS
# These commands are used to periodically process the host and
# service performance data files.  The interval at which the
# processing occurs is determined by the options above.

#host_perfdata_file_processing_command=process-host-perfdata-file
#service_perfdata_file_processing_command=process-service-perfdata-file



# OBSESS OVER SERVICE CHECKS OPTION
# This determines whether or not Nagios will obsess over service
# checks and run the ocsp_command defined below.  Unless you're
# planning on implementing distributed monitoring, do not enable
# this option.  Read the HTML docs for more information on
# implementing distributed monitoring.
# Values: 1 = obsess over services, 0 = do not obsess (default)

obsess_over_services=0



# OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE SERVICE PROCESSOR COMMAND
# This is the command that is run for every service check that is
# processed by Nagios.  This command is executed only if the
# obsess_over_services option (above) is set to 1.  The command 
# argument is the short name of a command definition that you
# define in your host configuration file. Read the HTML docs for
# more information on implementing distributed monitoring.

#ocsp_command=somecommand



# OBSESS OVER HOST CHECKS OPTION
# This determines whether or not Nagios will obsess over host
# checks and run the ochp_command defined below.  Unless you're
# planning on implementing distributed monitoring, do not enable
# this option.  Read the HTML docs for more information on
# implementing distributed monitoring.
# Values: 1 = obsess over hosts, 0 = do not obsess (default)

obsess_over_hosts=0



# OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE HOST PROCESSOR COMMAND
# This is the command that is run for every host check that is
# processed by Nagios.  This command is executed only if the
# obsess_over_hosts option (above) is set to 1.  The command 
# argument is the short name of a command definition that you
# define in your host configuration file. Read the HTML docs for
# more information on implementing distributed monitoring.

#ochp_command=somecommand



# TRANSLATE PASSIVE HOST CHECKS OPTION
# This determines whether or not Nagios will translate
# DOWN/UNREACHABLE passive host check results into their proper
# state for this instance of Nagios.  This option is useful
# if you have distributed or failover monitoring setup.  In
# these cases your other Nagios servers probably have a different
# "view" of the network, with regards to the parent/child relationship
# of hosts.  If a distributed monitoring server thinks a host
# is DOWN, it may actually be UNREACHABLE from the point of
# this Nagios instance.  Enabling this option will tell Nagios
# to translate any DOWN or UNREACHABLE host states it receives
# passively into the correct state from the view of this server.
# Values: 1 = perform translation, 0 = do not translate (default)

translate_passive_host_checks=0



# PASSIVE HOST CHECKS ARE SOFT OPTION
# This determines whether or not Nagios will treat passive host
# checks as being HARD or SOFT.  By default, a passive host check
# result will put a host into a HARD state type.  This can be changed
# by enabling this option.
# Values: 0 = passive checks are HARD, 1 = passive checks are SOFT

passive_host_checks_are_soft=0



# ORPHANED HOST/SERVICE CHECK OPTIONS
# These options determine whether or not Nagios will periodically 
# check for orphaned host service checks.  Since service checks are
# not rescheduled until the results of their previous execution 
# instance are processed, there exists a possibility that some
# checks may never get rescheduled.  A similar situation exists for
# host checks, although the exact scheduling details differ a bit
# from service checks.  Orphaned checks seem to be a rare
# problem and should not happen under normal circumstances.
# If you have problems with service checks never getting
# rescheduled, make sure you have orphaned service checks enabled.
# Values: 1 = enable checks, 0 = disable checks

check_for_orphaned_services=1
check_for_orphaned_hosts=1



# SERVICE FRESHNESS CHECK OPTION
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will periodically
# check the "freshness" of service results.  Enabling this option
# is useful for ensuring passive checks are received in a timely
# manner.
# Values: 1 = enabled freshness checking, 0 = disable freshness checking

check_service_freshness=1



# SERVICE FRESHNESS CHECK INTERVAL
# This setting determines how often (in seconds) Nagios will
# check the "freshness" of service check results.  If you have
# disabled service freshness checking, this option has no effect.

service_freshness_check_interval=60



# HOST FRESHNESS CHECK OPTION
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will periodically
# check the "freshness" of host results.  Enabling this option
# is useful for ensuring passive checks are received in a timely
# manner.
# Values: 1 = enabled freshness checking, 0 = disable freshness checking

check_host_freshness=0



# HOST FRESHNESS CHECK INTERVAL
# This setting determines how often (in seconds) Nagios will
# check the "freshness" of host check results.  If you have
# disabled host freshness checking, this option has no effect.

host_freshness_check_interval=60




# ADDITIONAL FRESHNESS THRESHOLD LATENCY
# This setting determines the number of seconds that Nagios
# will add to any host and service freshness thresholds that
# it calculates (those not explicitly specified by the user).

additional_freshness_latency=15




# FLAP DETECTION OPTION
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will try
# and detect hosts and services that are "flapping".  
# Flapping occurs when a host or service changes between
# states too frequently.  When Nagios detects that a 
# host or service is flapping, it will temporarily suppress
# notifications for that host/service until it stops
# flapping.  Flap detection is very experimental, so read
# the HTML documentation before enabling this feature!
# Values: 1 = enable flap detection
#         0 = disable flap detection (default)

enable_flap_detection=1



# FLAP DETECTION THRESHOLDS FOR HOSTS AND SERVICES
# Read the HTML documentation on flap detection for
# an explanation of what this option does.  This option
# has no effect if flap detection is disabled.

low_service_flap_threshold=5.0
high_service_flap_threshold=20.0
low_host_flap_threshold=5.0
high_host_flap_threshold=20.0



# DATE FORMAT OPTION
# This option determines how short dates are displayed. Valid options
# include:
#	us		(MM-DD-YYYY HH:MM:SS)
#	euro    	(DD-MM-YYYY HH:MM:SS)
#	iso8601		(YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS)
#	strict-iso8601	(YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS)
#

date_format=us




# TIMEZONE OFFSET
# This option is used to override the default timezone that this
# instance of Nagios runs in.  If not specified, Nagios will use
# the system configured timezone.
#
# NOTE: In order to display the correct timezone in the CGIs, you
# will also need to alter the Apache directives for the CGI path 
# to include your timezone.  Example:
#
#   <Directory "/usr/local/nagios/sbin/">
#      SetEnv TZ "Australia/Brisbane"
#      ...
#   </Directory>

#use_timezone=US/Mountain
#use_timezone=Australia/Brisbane




# P1.PL FILE LOCATION
# This value determines where the p1.pl perl script (used by the
# embedded Perl interpreter) is located.  If you didn't compile
# Nagios with embedded Perl support, this option has no effect.

p1_file=/usr/local/nagios/bin/p1.pl



# EMBEDDED PERL INTERPRETER OPTION
# This option determines whether or not the embedded Perl interpreter
# will be enabled during runtime.  This option has no effect if Nagios
# has not been compiled with support for embedded Perl.
# Values: 0 = disable interpreter, 1 = enable interpreter

enable_embedded_perl=1



# EMBEDDED PERL USAGE OPTION
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will process Perl plugins
# and scripts with the embedded Perl interpreter if the plugins/scripts
# do not explicitly indicate whether or not it is okay to do so. Read
# the HTML documentation on the embedded Perl interpreter for more 
# information on how this option works.

use_embedded_perl_implicitly=1



# ILLEGAL OBJECT NAME CHARACTERS
# This option allows you to specify illegal characters that cannot
# be used in host names, service descriptions, or names of other
# object types.

illegal_object_name_chars=`~!$%^&*|'"<>?,()=



# ILLEGAL MACRO OUTPUT CHARACTERS
# This option allows you to specify illegal characters that are
# stripped from macros before being used in notifications, event
# handlers, etc.  This DOES NOT affect macros used in service or
# host check commands.
# The following macros are stripped of the characters you specify:
#	$HOSTOUTPUT$
#	$HOSTPERFDATA$
#	$HOSTACKAUTHOR$
#	$HOSTACKCOMMENT$
#	$SERVICEOUTPUT$
#	$SERVICEPERFDATA$
#	$SERVICEACKAUTHOR$
#	$SERVICEACKCOMMENT$

illegal_macro_output_chars=`~$&|'"<>



# REGULAR EXPRESSION MATCHING
# This option controls whether or not regular expression matching
# takes place in the object config files.  Regular expression
# matching is used to match host, hostgroup, service, and service
# group names/descriptions in some fields of various object types.
# Values: 1 = enable regexp matching, 0 = disable regexp matching

use_regexp_matching=0



# "TRUE" REGULAR EXPRESSION MATCHING
# This option controls whether or not "true" regular expression 
# matching takes place in the object config files.  This option
# only has an effect if regular expression matching is enabled
# (see above).  If this option is DISABLED, regular expression
# matching only occurs if a string contains wildcard characters
# (* and ?).  If the option is ENABLED, regexp matching occurs
# all the time (which can be annoying).
# Values: 1 = enable true matching, 0 = disable true matching

use_true_regexp_matching=0



# ADMINISTRATOR EMAIL/PAGER ADDRESSES
# The email and pager address of a global administrator (likely you).
# Nagios never uses these values itself, but you can access them by
# using the $ADMINEMAIL$ and $ADMINPAGER$ macros in your notification
# commands.

admin_email=nagios@localhost
admin_pager=pagenagios@localhost



# DAEMON CORE DUMP OPTION
# This option determines whether or not Nagios is allowed to create
# a core dump when it runs as a daemon.  Note that it is generally
# considered bad form to allow this, but it may be useful for
# debugging purposes.  Enabling this option doesn't guarantee that
# a core file will be produced, but that's just life...
# Values: 1 - Allow core dumps
#         0 - Do not allow core dumps (default)

daemon_dumps_core=0



# LARGE INSTALLATION TWEAKS OPTION
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will take some shortcuts
# which can save on memory and CPU usage in large Nagios installations.
# Read the documentation for more information on the benefits/tradeoffs
# of enabling this option.
# Values: 1 - Enabled tweaks
#         0 - Disable tweaks (default)

use_large_installation_tweaks=0



# ENABLE ENVIRONMENT MACROS
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will make all standard
# macros available as environment variables when host/service checks
# and system commands (event handlers, notifications, etc.) are
# executed.  Enabling this option can cause performance issues in 
# large installations, as it will consume a bit more memory and (more
# importantly) consume more CPU.
# Values: 1 - Enable environment variable macros (default)
#         0 - Disable environment variable macros

enable_environment_macros=1



# CHILD PROCESS MEMORY OPTION
# This option determines whether or not Nagios will free memory in
# child processes (processed used to execute system commands and host/
# service checks).  If you specify a value here, it will override
# program defaults.
# Value: 1 - Free memory in child processes
#        0 - Do not free memory in child processes

#free_child_process_memory=1



# CHILD PROCESS FORKING BEHAVIOR
# This option determines how Nagios will fork child processes
# (used to execute system commands and host/service checks).  Normally
# child processes are fork()ed twice, which provides a very high level
# of isolation from problems.  Fork()ing once is probably enough and will
# save a great deal on CPU usage (in large installs), so you might
# want to consider using this.  If you specify a value here, it will
# program defaults.
# Value: 1 - Child processes fork() twice
#        0 - Child processes fork() just once

#child_processes_fork_twice=1



# DEBUG LEVEL
# This option determines how much (if any) debugging information will
# be written to the debug file.  OR values together to log multiple
# types of information.
# Values: 
#          -1 = Everything
#          0 = Nothing
#	   1 = Functions
#          2 = Configuration
#          4 = Process information
#	   8 = Scheduled events
#          16 = Host/service checks
#          32 = Notifications
#          64 = Event broker
#          128 = External commands
#          256 = Commands
#          512 = Scheduled downtime
#          1024 = Comments
#          2048 = Macros

debug_level=0



# DEBUG VERBOSITY
# This option determines how verbose the debug log out will be.
# Values: 0 = Brief output
#         1 = More detailed
#         2 = Very detailed

debug_verbosity=1



# DEBUG FILE
# This option determines where Nagios should write debugging information.

debug_file=/usr/local/nagios/var/nagios.debug



# MAX DEBUG FILE SIZE
# This option determines the maximum size (in bytes) of the debug file.  If
# the file grows larger than this size, it will be renamed with a .old
# extension.  If a file already exists with a .old extension it will
# automatically be deleted.  This helps ensure your disk space usage doesn't
# get out of control when debugging Nagios.

max_debug_file_size=1000000

ok, so i assume that the standard user is called nagiosadmin....and you have set the .htaccess up...?
 
Old 07-20-2010, 12:00 PM   #10
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i would advise on adding another user after nagiosadmin to each of the lines.
then set up a htaccess user name and pw for this user.
then start nagios and login
 
Old 07-20-2010, 12:29 PM   #11
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ok, so i assume that the standard user is called nagiosadmin....and you have set the .htaccess up...?
I ran

Code:
htpasswd -c /usr/local/nagios/etc/htpasswd.users nagiosadmin
and set a password up. Is that what you mean?
 
Old 07-20-2010, 12:41 PM   #12
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i would advise on adding another user after nagiosadmin to each of the lines.
then set up a htaccess user name and pw for this user.
then start nagios and login
Hello,

I have added administrator to each line. i.e

Code:
nagiosadmin,administrator
I then ran

Code:
htpasswd /usr/local/nagios/etc/htpasswd.users administrator
and entered a password.

restarted apache2.

restarted nagios but got this error

Code:
ODB2:/usr/local/nagios/etc# /etc/init.d/nagios restart
Running configuration check...done.
Stopping nagios: kill: usage: kill [-s sigspec | -n signum | -sigspec] pid | jobspec ... or kill -l [sigspec]
done.
Starting nagios:Unknown id: nagiosadmin
chown: invalid user: `nagiosadmin:nagios'
 done.
Nagios is still running though. Logging in with the new administrator account rather than nagiosadmin yields the same results as original post error.

Thanks,
 
Old 07-20-2010, 12:46 PM   #13
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Looks like a permissions error, not an auth error. I would check the permissions on the file, and whether apache, and nagios can view them. Short of those obvious errors, I'm guessing selinux. Check /var/log/messages for selinux errors, apache may not have the access to read the nagios files because of selinux.

If selinux is the culprit you have multiple options, disabling selinux, or setting the proper perms for apache and nagios directories using chcon.

Nagios auth errors tend to say something along the lines of, you're not authorized to view this page.

-Rob
 
Old 07-20-2010, 12:53 PM   #14
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Check /var/log/messages for selinux errors, apache may not have the access to read the nagios files because of selinux.

-Rob
/var/log/nagios3/nagios.log contains only the following.

Code:
[1279625360] Nagios 3.2.1 starting... (PID=8326)
[1279625360] Local time is Tue Jul 20 12:29:20 BST 2010
[1279625360] LOG VERSION: 2.0
[1279625360] Finished daemonizing... (New PID=8327)
[1279628039] Caught SIGTERM, shutting down...
[1279628039] Successfully shutdown... (PID=8327)

Last edited by Spuddy; 07-20-2010 at 12:55 PM.
 
Old 07-20-2010, 12:59 PM   #15
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Check /var/log/messages not /var/log/nagios3/nagios.log

It's a system error, not a nagios error.
 
  


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