APT Plugin for Check MKProject Source
We are using Check_MK for monitoring at work. It features a quite nice replacement for NRPE agents and automatic Nagios configuration generation.
I wrote an APT Plugin which will refresh the package cache on every agent, every 60 minutes and check for new Debian upgrades or security updates. Depending on the severity it will return different Nagios status codes:
- OK - No upgrades are available.
- WARNING - Only non-security upgrades are available.
- CRITICAL - Security upgrades are available (might also involve normal upgrades).
its hosted at GitHub.
Install the python-apt package and copy plugins/apt to your servers. You would properly want to add this to puppet.
aptitude install python-apt git clone git://github.com/sts/checkmk-apt.git checkmk-apt/plugins/apt /usr/lib/check_mk_agent/plugins/apt chmod a+x /usr/lib/check_mk_agent/plugins/apt
Installing on your Nagios Server
Copy checks/apt to your checks directory and run a Check MK inventarize and config update.
git clone git://github.com/sts/checkmk-apt.git
cp checkmk-apt/checks/apt /usr/local/share/check_mk/scripts/
chmod a+x /usr/local/share/check_mk/scripts/apt
# Check_MK Inventory+Generate Nagios Configuration
check_mk -I alltcp
invoke-rc.d nagios3 restart