collectd-nagios - Nagios plugin for querying collectd
collectd-nagios -s socket -n value_spec -H hostname [options]
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, WARNING or CRITICAL depending on the values and
the ranges provided by Nagios.
ARGUMENTS AND OPTIONS
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.
Path of the UNIX socket opened by collectd's "unixsock plugin".
The value to read from collectd. The argument is in the form
Hostname to query the values for.
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
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
sum The warning and critical ranges are applied to the sum of all
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 zero.
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 is
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 success status.
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.
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 for success, 1 for
warning and 2 for critical. If the values are not available or some
other error occurred, it returns 3 for unknown.
collectd(1), collectd.conf(5), collectd-unixsock(5),
Florian Forster <octo at verplant.org>