CheckNSCP

Use this module to check the healt and status of NSClient++ it self

List of commands:

A list of all available queries (check commands)

Command Description
check_nscp Check the internal healt of NSClient++.
check_nscp_version Check the version of NSClient++ which is used.

Queries

A quick reference for all available queries (check commands) in the CheckNSCP module.

check_nscp

Check the internal healt of NSClient++.

Command-line Arguments

Option Default Value Description
help N/A Show help screen (this screen)
help-pb N/A Show help screen as a protocol buffer payload
show-default N/A Show default values for a given command
help-short N/A Show help screen (short format).

check_nscp_version

Check the version of NSClient++ which is used.

Command-line Arguments

Option Default Value Description
filter Filter which marks interesting items.
warning Filter which marks items which generates a warning state.
warn Short alias for warning
critical Filter which marks items which generates a critical state.
crit Short alias for critical.
ok Filter which marks items which generates an ok state.
debug N/A Show debugging information in the log
show-all N/A Show details for all matches regardless of status (normally details are only showed for warnings and criticals).
empty-state ignored Return status to use when nothing matched filter.
perf-config Performance data generation configuration
escape-html N/A Escape any < and > characters to prevent HTML encoding
help N/A Show help screen (this screen)
help-pb N/A Show help screen as a protocol buffer payload
show-default N/A Show default values for a given command
help-short N/A Show help screen (short format).
top-syntax ${status}: ${list} Top level syntax.
ok-syntax ok syntax.
empty-syntax Empty syntax.
detail-syntax ${release}.${major}.${minor}.${build} (${date}) Detail level syntax.
perf-syntax version Performance alias syntax.

filter:

Filter which marks interesting items. Interesting items are items which will be included in the check. They do not denote warning or critical state instead it defines which items are relevant and you can remove unwanted items.

warning:

Filter which marks items which generates a warning state. If anything matches this filter the return status will be escalated to warning.

critical:

Filter which marks items which generates a critical state. If anything matches this filter the return status will be escalated to critical.

ok:

Filter which marks items which generates an ok state. If anything matches this any previous state for this item will be reset to ok.

empty-state:

Return status to use when nothing matched filter. If no filter is specified this will never happen unless the file is empty.

Deafult Value: | ignored

perf-config:

Performance data generation configuration TODO: obj ( key: value; key: value) obj (key:valuer;key:value)

top-syntax:

Top level syntax. Used to format the message to return can include text as well as special keywords which will include information from the checks. To add a keyword to the message you can use two syntaxes either ${keyword} or %(keyword) (there is no difference between them apart from ${} can be difficult to excpae on linux).

Deafult Value: | ${status}: ${list}

ok-syntax:

ok syntax. DEPRECATED! This is the syntax for when an ok result is returned. This value will not be used if your syntax contains %(list) or %(count).

empty-syntax:

Empty syntax. DEPRECATED! This is the syntax for when nothing matches the filter.

detail-syntax:

Detail level syntax. Used to format each resulting item in the message. %(list) will be replaced with all the items formated by this syntax string in the top-syntax. To add a keyword to the message you can use two syntaxes either ${keyword} or %(keyword) (there is no difference between them apart from ${} can be difficult to excpae on linux).

Deafult Value: | ${release}.${major}.${minor}.${build} (${date})

perf-syntax:

Performance alias syntax. This is the syntax for the base names of the performance data.

Deafult Value: | version

Filter keywords

Option Description
build The build (the 3 in 0.1.2.3)
count Number of items matching the filter. Common option for all checks.
crit_count Number of items matched the critical criteria. Common option for all checks.
crit_list A list of all items which matched the critical criteria. Common option for all checks.
date The NSClient++ Build date
detail_list A special list with critical, then warning and finally ok. Common option for all checks.
list A list of all items which matched the filter. Common option for all checks.
major The major (the 1 in 0.1.2.3)
minor The minor (the 2 in 0.1.2.3)
ok_count Number of items matched the ok criteria. Common option for all checks.
ok_list A list of all items which matched the ok criteria. Common option for all checks.
problem_count Number of items matched either warning or critical criteria. Common option for all checks.
problem_list A list of all items which matched either the critical or the warning criteria. Common option for all checks.
release The release (the 0 in 0.1.2.3)
status The returned status (OK/WARN/CRIT/UNKNOWN). Common option for all checks.
total Total number of items. Common option for all checks.
version The NSClient++ Version as a string
warn_count Number of items matched the warning criteria. Common option for all checks.
warn_list A list of all items which matched the warning criteria. Common option for all checks.