Preparing the configuration files for running with Nagios - 7.2

Talend ESB System Management Integration User Guide

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About this task

In these examples, the Nagios installation directory may vary; typically it is in /usr/local/nagios, but it may not be this on all installations. Similarily, the place to add configuration files Nagios directory is typically, but not always, /usr/local/nagios/etc/objects, which you may need to create if it has not been created by the installation.

You can use commands defined in jmx_commands.cfg file to monitor CXF services, Camel Context and Routes, ActiveMQ Broker, Topics and Queues.

In order to do it, you do not need to change template files jmx_commands.cfg, cxf.cfg, camel.cfg, activemq.cfg which already contain all check definitions and commands for these entities. For your own application, we suggest you add your own new_host.cfg to monitor your own cxf service, camel route, and so on, using cxf_host.cfg, camel_host.cfg and activemq_host.cfg as samples.

The process is as follows:

Procedure

  1. Define jolokia_host in /etc/hosts - this name is used in subsequent files, rather than hard-coding in the ip address.
    For configuration templates jolokia_host means the host that has the Jolokia agent installed and would be monitored by the jmx4perl plugin. For example:
    192.168.1.101 jolokia_host
  2. Put the configuration files into the configuration folder, for example, /usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/ or /etc/nagios3/etc/objects/.
    The configuration files are in <TalendRuntimePath>/add-ons/adapters/nagios. Copy template and sample configuration files from this directory into, for example, /usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/ or /etc/nagios3/etc/objects/:
    # cp -f <TalendRuntimePath>/add-ons/adapters/nagios/template/*.cfg /usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/
    # cp -f <TalendRuntimePath>/add-ons/adapters/nagios/sample/*.cfg /usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/
  3. Add the command configuration file to the existing nagios.cfg. Here are some examples, which depend on where your installation puts config files:
    • In /usr/local/nagios/etc/nagios.cfg, add this line:
      cfg_file=/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/jmx_commands.cfg
    • Or in /etc/nagios3/nagios.cfg add this line:
      cfg_file=/etc/nagios3/etc/objects/jmx_commands.cfg
  4. [Note: this step is not needed for samples, the shipped files are sufficient] Create host definitions file, for example new_host.cfg, by, for example, copying jmx_host.cfg. Note that you may need to edit it and add applications-specific service definitions.
  5. [Note: this step is not needed for samples, the shipped files are sufficient] Add the file to the existing nagios.cfg, here are some examples, which depend on where your installation puts config files:
    • In /usr/local/nagios/etc/nagios.cfg add this line:
      cfg_file=/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/new_host.cfg
    • Or in /etc/nagios3/nagios.cfg add this line:
      cfg_file=/etc/nagios3/etc/objects/new_host.cfg
  6. Define macros which will be used by jmx_commands.cfg in the existing resource.cfg; here are some examples, which depend on where your installation puts config files:
    • In /usr/local/nagios/etc/resource.cfg add these lines:
      # set the path which jmx4perl plugin installed
      $USER5$=/usr/local/src/jmx4perl/scripts
      # set the path to where to find configuration files
      $USER6$=/usr/local/nagios/etc/objects
    • Or in /etc/nagios3/resource.cfg add these lines:
      # set the path which jmx4perl plugin installed
      $USER5$=/usr/local/src/jmx4perl/scripts
      # set the path to where to find configuration files
      $USER6$=/etc/nagios3/etc/objects
  7. Then, restart Nagios for the changes to take effect.
    # service nagios restart
    Note: The name of this service may vary, depending on which package you used to install Nagios, so it may be called, for example, nagios3, instead of nagios.