Relatively new Nagios user here, I've been wanting to get it up and going for a while and finally did and making good progress!
Two questions on service configurations that I'm having trouble with:
(1) I have a few services (on Windows hosts, using the nsclient++) where the normal state is stopped and I would like, for those services when they are stopped to show Normal/Green and Red/Critical when they are started. I could be just missing this in the help files so any pointers would be appreciated. Right now it is just a very basic service defintion where "generic service" is the default template that came with Nagios:
service_description SI File Minion
check_command check_nt!SERVICESTATE!-d SHOWALL -l "SIFileMinionService"
Second configuration question - I have several named instances of MS-SQL which I need to monitor to make sure they are up (as some things do stop them in the course of normal operations, they are supposed to restart the instance but sometimes there are issues). The format of the service description is: MSSQL$INSTANCENAME. The pre-flight check doesn't have a problem with the $ but when this is passed to the check_nt command, I think something is getting lost - specifically everything after the $. I have tried using \$ and get the same result. Again right now I just have a very basic service definiton without any bells and whistles:
service_description ICV MS SQL
check_command check_nt!SERVICESTATE!-d SHOWALL -l "MSSQL\$ICV"
The check command is the "out of the box" command:
command_line $USER1$/check_nt -H $HOSTADDRESS$ -p 12489 -s ********* -v $ARG1$ $ARG2$
I could probably accomplish what I need to do by hard coding the strings into their own commands but this would become hard to manage down the road.
Any advice and/or thoughts very much appreciated. I am using v 3.07b (I realize its not stable but thought I'd give it a shot anyway).
Mark At LMFJ