collectd-nagios - Nagios plugin for querying collectd
collectd-nagios -s socket -n value_spec -H
This small program is the glue between collectd and nagios. collectd collects
various performance statistics which it provides via the "unixsock
plugin", see collectd-unixsock
(5). This program is called by
Nagios, connects to the UNIX socket and reads the values from collectd. It
then returns OKAY
depending on the
values and the ranges provided by Nagios.
The following arguments and options are required and understood by
collectd-nagios. The order of the arguments generally doesn't matter, as long
as no argument is passed more than once.
- -s socket
- Path of the UNIX socket opened by collectd's "unixsock
- -n value_spec
- The value to read from collectd. The argument is in the
- -H hostname
- Hostname to query the values for.
- -d data_source
- Each value_spec may be made of multiple "data
sources". With this option you can select one or more data sources.
To select multiple data sources simply specify this option again. If
multiple data sources are examined they are handled according to the
consolidation function given with the -g option.
- When multiple data sources are selected from a value spec,
they can be handled differently depending on this option. The values of
the following meaning:
- No consolidation if done and the warning and critical
regions are applied to each value independently.
- The warning and critical ranges are applied to the average
of all values.
- The warning and critical ranges are applied to the sum of
- The warning and critical ranges are applied to the ratio
(in percent) of the first value and the sum of all values. A warning is
returned if the first value is not defined or if all values sum up to
- -c range
- -w range
- Set the critical (-c) and warning (-w)
ranges. These options mostly follow the normal syntax of Nagios plugins.
The general format is " min:max". If a
value is smaller than min or bigger than max, a
warning or critical status is returned, otherwise the status
The tilde sign ( ~) can be used to explicitly specify infinity. If
~ is used as a min value, negative infinity is used. In case
of max, it is interpreted as positive infinity.
If the first character of the range is the at sign (@),
the meaning of the range will be inverted. I. e. all values
within the range will yield a warning or critical
status, while all values outside the range will result in a
min (and the colon) may be omitted, min is then assumed to be
zero. If max (but not the trailing colon) is omitted, max is
assumed to be positive infinity.
- If this option is given, "Not a Number" (NaN) is
treated as critical. By default, the none consolidation
reports NaNs as warning. Other consolidations simply ignore NaN
As usual for Nagios plugins, this program writes a short, one line status
message to STDOUT and signals success or failure with it's return value. It
exits with a return value of 0
. If the values are not
available or some other error occurred, it returns 3
Florian Forster <octo at collectd.org>