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Use of dollar sign ($) in Nagios service checks

Posted 02-09-2018 at 01:45 PM by MensaWater
Updated 04-20-2018 at 09:49 AM by MensaWater

Some MS Windows services have a literal dollar sign ($) when viewed in Windows Services. Most notably are MS SQL databases where the service name is MSSQL$DBNAME.

NOTE: In the above and what follows, "MSSQL" is literal as is the last "$" preceding DBNAME but DBANME itself would be whichever database name is in use on the specific hosts. We have at least one host with 3 separate DBNAMEs.

For Nagios 1.x I'd been able to add monitors by simply escaping...
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