Tag Archives: apt

nagios check_apt


Return code of 127 is out of bounds – plugin may be missing


On the check_command, I had to prepend check_nrpe! since we are using the nrpe client on the server to read and return us the desired value.

No output returned from plugin


On the check_command, I had to append, with for example !1, since we need to pass $$ARG1$$

NRPE: Command ‘check_apt’ not defined


Check you /etc/nagios/nrpe.cfg you need to set it up there.


Well, I got it working!

On nagios nrpe server my /etc/nagios/nrpe.cfg I add the following line


Restart nagios-nrpe

service nagios-nrpe-server restart


On nagios server my /etc/nagios/hosts/s4.domain.com.cfg this is what I have

define service {
   use                     generic-service
   host_name               s4.domain.com
   service_description     SYS: system updates
   check_command           check_nrpe!check_apt!1

Restart nagios server

service nagios restart