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Rating
27 votes
Favoured:
10
Current Version
2.15
Last Release Date
2013-09-06
Compatible With
  • Nagios 1.x
  • Nagios 2.x
  • Nagios 3.x
License
GPL
Hits
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NRPE - Nagios Remote Plugin Executor
NRPE allows you to remotely execute Nagios plugins on other Linux/Unix machines. This allows you to monitor remote machine metrics (disk usage, CPU load, etc.). NRPE can also communicate with some of the Windows agent addons, so you can execute scripts and check metrics on remote Windows machines as well.
Reviews (10)
Why does this page says compatible with upto Nagios 3.0?

NRPE used to work with Nagios 3.0 in our environment. But ever since we upgraded to Nagios core 4.0.7 NRPE started giving error:
Aug 13 08:55:25 web1 xinetd[6076]: START: nrpe pid=4422 from=::ffff:210.21.7.1
Aug 13 08:55:25 web1 xinetd[4422]: FAIL: nrpe address from=::ffff:210.21.7.1
Aug 13 08:55:25 web1 xinetd[6076]: EXIT: nrpe status=0 pid=4422 duration=0(sec)
Note: IP is allowed in xinetd config.
why is it I'm getting this using NRPE 2.15?
# /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_nrpe -H localhost
CHECK_NRPE: Error - Could not complete SSL handshake.

but, when I try
#/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_nrpe -H 127.0.0.1
NRPE v2.15

Solution - you need to add your server IP to the allowed_hosts parameter under nrpe.cfg file on the host being monitored.

allowed_hosts=127.0.0.1,
byvjbangis, September 26, 2013
why is it I'm getting this using NRPE 2.15?
# /usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_nrpe -H localhost
CHECK_NRPE: Error - Could not complete SSL handshake.

but, when I try
#/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_nrpe -H 127.0.0.1
NRPE v2.15
byHarwood, August 29, 2013
0 of 2 people found this review helpful
Works likle a dream on Linux.

Initially, the compile failed on AIX due to missing SSL libraries. To get around this, I modified the line below in the 'configure' script and that seemed to fix it...
soext="a"
bysanujss, May 10, 2013
1 of 4 people found this review helpful
Flexibility of NRPE is beyond any other plugin .. Very much useful...
bynkadel, March 24, 2013
2 of 8 people found this review helpful
This is one of the basic packages I use in every large environment, for Nagios or Icinga monitoring and easy admin checking. Three are 3 small bugs:

* NRPE should have its own user, not share the "nagios" user. That causes confusion with ownership of configuration files and the "nagios" user itself.
* NRPE should have its config files in /etc/nrpe, not /etc/nagios. Again, this causes confusion with who manages the files in /etc/nagios and makes source control and package management much more awkward.
* The default location of "/usr/lib/nagios/plugins" should be set based on architecture. It's /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins on most x86_64 systems.
byslansing, March 20, 2013
2 of 7 people found this review helpful
Listing is up to date.
byflakeman2, March 12, 2013
0 of 5 people found this review helpful
Not sure why this page hasn't been updated with the latest version - you can find it here:

http://www.nagios.org/news/77-news-announcements/345-nrpe-214-released
bytrunyard, June 11, 2012
6 of 15 people found this review helpful
NRPE is hands down, the best remote plugin executor for Nagios.
byVisMon, March 15, 2011
6 of 16 people found this review helpful
I use NRPE on few hosts, it works good! Just use it - and you'll be happy.

VisMon