[collectd] Collectd and nagios on different machines

Sebastian Harl sh at tokkee.org
Mon Mar 15 13:51:29 CET 2010


On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 05:03:05PM +0530, Hrisheekesh Kale wrote:
> I am a new user of collectd. I am trying to explore if there is a way
> of configuring collectd to work with nagios running on a different
> machine. I went through the documentation for collectd-nagios plugin
> and learned that one needs to pass the socket filename for collectd's
> unix sock plugin. This would suggest that collectd-nagios and collectd
> instance have to run on the same machine.
> It is a business requirement for us that we collect RRD files (using
> collectd) on a machine different than the one running nagios. Did
> anyone else face the same issue? Can someone suggest me a solution?

Well, you could use NRPE to execute the Nagios check on the remote box.
I do not use Nagios myself, so I cannot help you with any details but
that might help you getting started.


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