Nagios Service Definitions

The heart of Nagios is the service definitions file

  • For host status monitoring

    • Using nagios-statd-server/client is easier

    • Using nagios-nrpe remote plugin execution is a bit more work, but can do things nagios-statd-server can't, especially for network monitoring

  • For network status monitoring

    • network services are tested from the host/server, unless you use nagios-nrpe

See the files in /etc/nagios-plugins for available commands