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Old 01-02-2013, 05:17 AM   #1
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How to monitor a process


I am new to linux/nagios and I need help on how to monitor a process using nagios.

I currently have nagios core 3.2.3 monitoring some servers. I want to monitor the state of a linux process running under /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

This file returns state 1 when the process is running and 0 when it is not. I want nagios to send an error message whenever /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward returns or stores 0. Is this possible?

Secondly, is it possible to configure nagios to send an error message when it sees 0 and OK when it sees 1 in any other file (not necessarily /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward).

Thank you in advance,
Old 01-02-2013, 06:59 AM   #2
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How to check if remote process is running - Linux Sysadmin Blog Debian-flavored...

Nagios Core Documentation
should work on all systems.

Good Luck!

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