CheckSystemUnix

Various system related checks, such as CPU load, process state and memory.

List of commands:

A list of all available queries (check commands)

Command Description
check_memory Check free/used memory on the system.
check_os_version Check the version of the underlaying OS.
check_uptime Check time since last server re-boot.

Queries

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

check_memory

Check free/used memory on the system.

Sample Commands

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Default check:

check_memory
OK memory within bounds.
'page used'=8G;19;21 'page used %'=33%;79;89 'physical used'=7G;9;10 'physical used %'=65%;79;89

Using –show-all to show the result:

check_memory "warn=free < 20%" "crit=free < 10G" --show-all
page = 8.05G, physical = 7.85G
'page free'=15G;4;2 'page free %'=66%;19;9 'physical free'=4G;2;1 'physical free %'=34%;19;9

Changing the return syntax to include more information::

check_memory "top-syntax=${list}" "detail-syntax=${type} free: ${free} used: ${used} size: ${size}"
page free: 16G used: 7.98G size: 24G, physical free: 4.18G used: 7.8G size: 12G

Default check via NRPE::

check_nrpe --host 192.168.56.103 --command check_memory
OK memory within bounds.|'page'=531G;3;3;0;3 'page %'=12%;79;89;0;100 'physical'=530G;1;1;0;1 'physical %'=25%;79;89;0;100

Command-line Arguments

Option Default Value Description
filter Filter which marks interesting items.
warning used > 80% Filter which marks items which generates a warning state.
warn Short alias for warning
critical used > 90% 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 ${type} = ${used} Detail level syntax.
perf-syntax ${type} Performance alias syntax.
type The type of memory to check (physical = Physical memory (RAM), committed = total memory (RAM+PAGE)

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.

Deafult Value: | used > 80%

critical:

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

Deafult Value: | used > 90%

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: | ${type} = ${used}

perf-syntax:

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

Deafult Value: | ${type}

Filter keywords

Option Description
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.
detail_list A special list with critical, then warning and finally ok. Common option for all checks.
free Free memory in bytes (g,m,k,b) or percentages %
list A list of all items which matched the filter. Common option for all checks.
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.
size Total size of memory
status The returned status (OK/WARN/CRIT/UNKNOWN). Common option for all checks.
total Total number of items. Common option for all checks.
type The type of memory to check
used Used memory in bytes (g,m,k,b) or percentages %
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.

check_os_version

Check the version of the underlaying OS.

Command-line Arguments

Option Default Value Description
filter Filter which marks interesting items.
warning version > 50 Filter which marks items which generates a warning state.
warn Short alias for warning
critical version > 50 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 ${version} (${major}.${minor}.${build}) 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.

Deafult Value: | version > 50

critical:

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

Deafult Value: | version > 50

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: | ${version} (${major}.${minor}.${build})

perf-syntax:

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

Deafult Value: | version

Filter keywords

Option Description
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.
detail_list A special list with critical, then warning and finally ok. Common option for all checks.
kernel_name Kernel name
kernel_release Kernel release
kernel_version Kernel version
list A list of all items which matched the filter. Common option for all checks.
machine Machine hardware name
nodename Network node hostname
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.
os Operating system
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.
processor Processor type or unknown
status The returned status (OK/WARN/CRIT/UNKNOWN). Common option for all checks.
total Total number of items. Common option for all checks.
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.

check_uptime

Check time since last server re-boot.

Command-line Arguments

Option Default Value Description
filter Filter which marks interesting items.
warning uptime < 2d Filter which marks items which generates a warning state.
warn Short alias for warning
critical uptime < 1d 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 uptime: ${uptime}h, boot: ${boot} (UTC) Detail level syntax.
perf-syntax uptime 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.

Deafult Value: | uptime < 2d

critical:

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

Deafult Value: | uptime < 1d

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: | uptime: ${uptime}h, boot: ${boot} (UTC)

perf-syntax:

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

Deafult Value: | uptime

Filter keywords

Option Description
boot System boot time
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.
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.
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.
status The returned status (OK/WARN/CRIT/UNKNOWN). Common option for all checks.
total Total number of items. Common option for all checks.
uptime Time since last boot
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.