[Nagios-users] perfdata

Frost, Mark {PBG} mark.frost1 at pepsi.com
Fri Apr 13 18:48:04 UTC 2007


I assume you've checked and made sure that no *.rrd files are being
generated?  Perhaps it is running, but emptying that file out so quickly
that you never catch it when it has data in it?

I found that was happening to me at one point, but I could see that I
was getting new/updated *.rrd files in my rrd directory for nagiosgraph.
You could also try running "watch" (if it's available on your platform)
to monitor the contents of the perfdata.log file to see if anything ever
really does go in there ("watch -d cat perfdata.log").

Also, it's not going to hurt, but you don't really need to say
"/usr/bin/perl /usr/share/nagios/nagiosgraph/insert.pl" as long as
insert.pl is executable and has "#!/usr/bin/perl" as the first line.


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Subject: [Nagios-users] perfdata

Using Nagios 2.8 and I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Been trying to
squeeze out some perfdata in order to test nagiosgraph and I get Nagios
to create the file, but it remains empty no matter what occurs. Here are
the relevant portions of my nagios.cfg for clarification:

service_perfdata_file_mode=a <-- had this set to w based on a previous
email, but that didn't seem to do anything

define command{
        command_name            process-service-perfdata
        command_line    /usr/bin/perl

I just can NOT seem to get anything written to the perfdata.log file
although nagios DOES create it upon (re)start.

Any thoughts?

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