I’ve recently set up an Nagios central server and a test machine with installed NRPE to launch local plugins on the distant machine. This seems to work well but I’ve got a problem I was’nt able to solve yet:
When you check the status of an script to monitor the used disk space via the web interface, you get something like this:
Root Partition WARNING 21-12-2005 14:57:02 0d 1h 5m 11s 4/4 DISK WARNING - free space: / 1416 MB (15%):
Notice that Nagios is able to display the DISK WARNING message spit out by the plugin, that’s good. But it’s not so good that Nagios sends out problem alerts like this:
***** Nagios *****
Notification Type: PROBLEM
Service: Root Partition
Date/Time: Wed Dec 21 13:52:41 CET 2005
… the additional info is missing. Services that are checked localy on the Nagios main server display their additional info properly, but distant services via NRPE do not it seems.
Any idea on how to solve this?