Passive Checks in Windows and Eventlog monitoring


#1

Hi,

I am relatively new to Nagios and I want to know how to configure passive checks on my Windows servers? How can I tell if they are active or passive? Specifically, I am using the NSClient++ agent on Windows, is there a difference between using the check_nt module vs. using NRPE to check processor, memory, or Disk Space?

Also, what is the most efficient (and scalable) way to monitor the eventlog?

Thanks in advance,

maverick


#2

Probably the best Windows checking tool is NSClinet++:
trac.nakednuns.org/nscp/

This is a part of documentation explaining it’s usage:
trac.nakednuns.org/nscp/wiki/doc/usage/nagios

Active/passive difference:
nagios.sourceforge.net/docs/2_0/ … hecks.html

In host/service definitions you set them to be passive or active.