I’ve got Nagios 1.3 running as my main server on Solaris 10. I’m trying to test out the use of the NSCA addon to collect passive checks from a remote Linux box… I’ve installed the NSCA daemon on my Nagios main server and also installed the NSCA addon on the linux server without configuring the NSCA daemon, because I only needed to compile the send_nsca agent for my Linux Distribution. Here are my questions:
- How do I configue the send_nsca agent to run as a process or service on the linux box, to where it will continually collect information and send it to the main Nagios server?
- How do I configure the send_nsca.cfg file accordingly?
- Do I need to install the Nagios plugins on the remote host as well in order for the send_nsca utility to work?
The documentation for this setup is very vauge. I’ve read the README file for NSCA and it does not reference how to configure the send_nsca utility on the remote host. Any advice or additional documentation would be appreciated.