Here is my setup:
Nagios server running OpenBSD 4.0 with Nagios version 2.5. I have the basics up and running. Now I would like to monitor several Debian servers. On the Debian server I do;:
* apt-get search nrpe*
and I get:
*nagios-nrpe-plugin - Nagios Remote Plugin Exectutor Plugin
nagios-nrpe-server - Nagios Remote Plugin Exectutor Server
nagios-plugins - Plugins for the nagios network monitoring and management system
nagios-plugins-basic - Plugins for the nagios network monitoring and management system*
Which one of these do I need to monitor the Debian boxes?
I have looked around and all I can find is how to install Nagios on Debian and nothing very clear on the basic package to monitor a Debian box. I tried a few of these packages and some of the check_nrpe commands would give me back information while others would not, So I may have had too many packages installed (I think I had all of them installed at one point). So instead of trying to troubleshoot a bad install I would like to go back and install the correct packages.
I may be rolling out hundreds of Debian clients that will need monitoring including all the nrpe commands and more and I am a little lost.
Thank you for any help you can give,