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Old 09-16-2009, 02:23 PM   #16
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So the servers you want to monitor are in a remote location and only accessible using SSH. But your GroundWork server is at your location, correct? Since you posted that you have GroundWork installed I assume it is.

Well, my friend, that's no problem at all. You can monitor almost anything with GroundWork using the included 'check_by_ssh' commands, for diskspace, memory, load, log files, lots and lots more.

In my setup I monitor our AIX servers using SSH also, so it's no problem at all.

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Originally Posted by abhijeetdutta View Post
eric

i have forget my username of groundwork...how to recover that...
If you didn't delete the standard user, then you can enter with :

username: admin
password: admin

and from there on create a user for your own with administrator rights.

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Old 09-16-2009, 02:31 PM   #18
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you are great...thanks..


admin
admin

its works.....
 
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You're welcome. Also, GroundWork Open Source has a pretty good community also. Might be worth saving it in your favorites. Here's the answer if you ever loose your password completely and how to reset it in the integrated MySQL database: http://www.groundworkopensource.com/...php?f=3&t=1549.

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eric..

is it possible to get the mails from groundwork..i am not able to get the options...

means on dialy basis it monitors the server and send the mails if it goes over the threshold..
 
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eric..

is it possible to get the mails from groundwork..i am not able to get the options...

means on dialy basis it monitors the server and send the mails if it goes over the threshold..
Of course it's possible to get mails from the monitoring server, that's the whole meaning of monitoring. What's the use of an automated monitoring system when it doesn't communicate with you? The setup I have here mails all sysadmins (3) whenever there's a warning or critical event.

The way I set it up bypasses a lot of escalation trees and functions since they are not necessary for our setup.

When logged in, go to Configuration and click on Commands in the menu. Under the Modify link you'll find two commands, host-notify-by-email and service-notify-by-email. Edit those two commands to include the email address you want to send notifications to. My service-notify-by-email shows this:
Code:
/usr/bin/printf "%b" "*** NAGIOS *** \n\nNotification Type: $NOTIFICATIONTYPE$\n\nService: $SERVICEDESC$\nHost: $HOSTALIAS$\nAddress: $HOSTADDRESS$\nState: $SERVICESTATE$\n\nDate/Time: $LONGDATETIME$\n\nAdditional Info:\n\n$SERVICEOUTPUT$" | /usr/bin/mail -s "Control de servicios  $NOTIFICATIONTYPE$ $HOSTALIAS$/$SERVICEDESC$ is $SERVICESTATE$ **" admin1@domain.com,admin2@domain.com,admin3@domain.com
(email addresses substituted of course).

After that Nagios will send out the mails on the localhost, so you also have to configure a MTA like postfix to relay your mail to your mail server. Do you have a mail server running yourself or do you use a public mail service like GMail, Yahoo, HotMail, ...?

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Old 09-17-2009, 04:35 PM   #22
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Hi eric...

howz going on....eric i am geeting this error....

/usr/bin/printf "%b" "***** Nagios *****\n\nNotification Type: -\n\nService: service_desc\nHost: Linux Server #1\nAddress: 127.0.0.1\nState: UP\n\nDate/Time: 2009-05-18 22:57:23\n\nAdditional Info:\n\n-" | /usr/sbin/sendmail -s "** - alert - Linux Server #1/service_desc is UP **" abhijeetdutta89@gmail.com

WARNING: RunAsUser for MSP ignored, check group ids (egid=500, want=51)
can not chdir(/var/spool/clientmqueue/): Permission denied
Program mode requires special privileges, e.g., root or TrustedUser.

Command returned exit status 78

Secondly let me know how to add remote servers in ground work..
 
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Hello,

All processes from Groundwork are run as user nagios. You'll have to give that user the appropriate rights to be able to mail. What mail agent are you using? Check if the nagios user has a mailbox created and has the appropriate rights to it.

If you want to add a host in GroundWork, go to the menu Configuration and click on Hosts in the menu bar. There you can create hostgroups, for example Windows Servers, Linux Servers, etc... and create hosts and make them member of a group. The screens are quite self explanatory.

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