Nagios

Nagios

Agent Check Agent Check

Supported OS Linux Mac OS Windows

Integrationv1.9.1

Overview

Send events from your Nagios-monitored infrastructure to Datadog for richer alerting and to help correlate Nagios events with metrics from your Datadog-monitored infrastructure.

This check watches your Nagios server’s logs and sends events to Datadog for the following:

  • Service flaps
  • Host state changes
  • Passive service checks
  • Host and service downtimes

This check can also send Nagios performance data as metrics to Datadog.

Setup

Installation

The Nagios check is included in the Datadog Agent package, so you don’t need to install anything else on your Nagios servers.

Configuration

Follow the instructions below to configure this check for an Agent running on a host. For containerized environments, see the Containerized section.

Host

To configure this check for an Agent running on a host:

  1. Edit the nagios.d/conf.yaml file in the conf.d/ folder at the root of your Agent’s configuration directory. See the sample nagios.d/conf.yaml for all available configuration options.

  2. Restart the Agent to start sending Nagios events and (optionally) performance data metrics to Datadog.

Note: The Nagios check can potentially emit custom metrics, which may impact your billing.

Containerized

For containerized environments, see the Autodiscovery Integration Templates for guidance on applying the parameters below.

Parameter Value
<INTEGRATION_NAME> nagios
<INIT_CONFIG> blank or {}
<INSTANCE_CONFIG> {"nagios_conf": "/etc/nagios3/nagios.cfg"}

Note: The containerized Agent should be able to access the /etc/nagios3/nagios.cfg file to enable the Datadog-Nagios integration.

Validation

Run the Agent’s status subcommand and look for nagios under the Checks section.

Data Collected

Metrics

With the default configuration, the Nagios check doesn’t collect any metrics. But if you set collect_host_performance_data and/or collect_service_performance_data to True, the check watches for Nagios performance data and submits it as gauge metrics to Datadog.

Log collection

  1. Collecting logs is disabled by default in the Datadog Agent, enable it in your datadog.yaml file:

    logs_enabled: true
    
  2. Add this configuration block to your nagios.d/conf.yaml file to start collecting your Nagios logs:

    logs:
      - type: file
        path: /opt/nagios/var/log/nagios.log
        source: nagios
    

    Change the path parameter value based on your environment, see log_file value in your nagios configuration file. See the sample nagios.d/conf.yaml for all available configuration options.

  3. Restart the Agent.

Events

The check watches the Nagios events log for log lines containing these strings, emitting an event for each line:

  • SERVICE FLAPPING ALERT
  • ACKNOWLEDGE_SVC_PROBLEM
  • SERVICE ALERT
  • HOST ALERT
  • ACKNOWLEDGE_HOST_PROBLEM
  • SERVICE NOTIFICATION
  • HOST DOWNTIME ALERT
  • PROCESS_SERVICE_CHECK_RESULT
  • SERVICE DOWNTIME ALERT

Service Checks

The Nagios check does not include any service checks.

Troubleshooting

Need help? Contact Datadog support.

Further Reading