[Nagios-users] Problem with hostgroup members definition
forrie at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 21:41:06 UTC 2010
I have a new Nagios 3 installation where I am trying to include several
hosts in a hostgroup definition (to be efficient).
The error I'm getting (from the pre-flight check):
Error: Could not expand members specified in hostgroup ...
At first, I was referring to hosts by their "alias" which is defined in
the host definition, but it appears I cannot.. Next, I thought the
line was too long. There are a total of 27 hosts.
I want use a hostgroup definition and bind a check-host-alive to that
group -- seems pretty efficient. Is there a better way to accomplish this.
I had another person double check my work and we compared it to another
known-working config, where I believe aliases were being used.
No special configuration was done, I just used the example configs and
commented out a bunch of stuff or just defined my own objects.
At the moment, I have several hosts that belong to a production group:
hostgroup_name prod-servers ; The name of the hostgroup
alias Production Servers ; Long name of the group
members host1,host2, ... (omitted here for brevity)
We have 2 or 3 groups of servers that we want to configure for simple
check-host-alive work, for some development integration with Nagios - it
doesn't have to be sophisticated at the moment. The "production" group
is the largest.
I redacted the changes and put a FQHN (1) in there and it seemed to
work. Is there a better way to associate multiple hosts with a hostgroup?
Any pointers would be appreciated.
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