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Manual Reference Pages  -  CHECK_PUPPET (1)

NAME

check_puppet - manual page for check_puppet 1.3

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Environment
Examples
Availability
Author

SYNOPSIS

check_puppet [-h | -v] [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION

check_puppet observes for Puppet daemon activity by checking the pid file against the process running on the system for both Puppet master daemon and Puppet client. In the client mode local configuration freshness is also being checked.

OPTIONS

-h Print this help and then exit immediately.
-v Print version and exit.
-c Enable puppet client checking mode. (default)
-C Do not check puppetd.
-m Enable puppet master daemon checking mode.
-M Do not check puppet master daemon. (default)
-p path-to-pid
  Running puppet client pid file. You should ensure that user running this plugin have sufficient permissions to access this file. Default is /var/run/puppet/agent.pid
-P path-to-pid
  Puppet master daemon pid file. Default pid file path is /var/run/puppet/master.pid
-s path-to-yaml
  Puppet client local configuration YAML. By default puppet stores it’s state in /var/puppet/state/state.yaml
-e Configuration expiration warning delay.
-E Configuration expiration critical delay.

ENVIRONMENT

Although it is possible to set almost all options with command line arguments there are some environment variables can be set to change some script parameters. Note that command line options have higher priority before environment variables.

PUPPETD_PIDFILE and PUPPET_MASTERD_PIDFILE environment variables specifies your Puppet installation pid files for client and master processes.

PUPPETD_STATE variable allow to alternate the path to local client YAML configuration from the default value.

Timeouts in seconds to set whether WARNING or CRITICAL states can be adjusted with PUPPETD_STATE_WARNING and PUPPETD_STATE_CRITICAL variables. Note that the warning value must not exceed the value set to critical point.

Triggers CHECK_PUPPETD, CHECK_PUPPET_MASTERD can be set to ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to indicate puppet client or puppet master installation, or ever both.

It is possible to determine the check status from the remote host not only by checking the exit code of probe execution. If you would like to parse the output string and decide the exit status on the Nagios server - set the OUTPUT_PREFIXED variable to get output string prefixed with the following keywords: OK, WARNING, CRITICAL, UNKNOWN accoring to the status.

EXAMPLES

You can use SNMP plugin from net-mgmt/nagios-plugins FreeBSD port to monitor Puppet daemon activity on remote host.

First, you need to setup a working installation of SNMP-client on the host. For the details consult the offical Net-SNMP project site at

http://net-snmp.sourceforge.net/

Configure yet another probe in snmpd.conf(5) to execute check_puppet agent with any available command line options:
exec check_puppet /usr/local/bin/check_puppet
restart snmpd daemon, then query SNMP-client:
$ snmpwalk -v 1 -c public localhost .1.3.6.1.4.1.2021.8
You should see the output from snmpd daemon showing the result of check_puppet agent execution both the output status string and exit code.

Now configure Nagios service check command. Be sure you have working check_snmp command definition in your Nagios configuration. You need to pass both OIDs to check_snmp command with -o option - one OID for string and another OID for exit status code in order to get correct status information and status code retrieving by Nagios poller. Specify warning and critical ranges with -w and -c options as ‘,0’ and ‘,1’ values accordingly. Check in more options for check_snmp command by typing

$ /usr/local/libexec/nagios/check_snmp -h
Consult any questions about Nagion configuration at

http://www.nagios.org/docs/

AVAILABILITY

The latest version of this distribution is available on-line from:

http://www.renatasystems.org/freebsd/check_puppet.html

AUTHOR

Written by Alexey V. Degtyarev

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <alexey@renatasystems.org>

SEE ALSO

snmpd.conf(5) snmpd(8)
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