[clug] Nagios service error

Collins, Steve Steve.Collins at industry.gov.au
Thu Jun 10 02:50:23 GMT 2004

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We're in the process of establishing a monitoring box using Nagios.  I'm now at a point where I want to expand the check_http on several servers to actually check virtual hosts on those boxes.  A ./check_http -help
suggests I can do the following as an initial step in my services.cfg file:

# Service definition - http
define service{
        use                             generic-service         ; Name of service template to use
        host_name                       itrwebtest2
        service_description             HTTP_SITECENTRAL
        is_volatile                     0
        check_period                    24x7
        max_check_attempts              3
        normal_check_interval           5
        retry_check_interval            1
        contact_groups                  web-admins
        notification_interval           120
        notification_period             24x7
        notification_options            w,u,c,r
        check_command                   check_http --hostname=sitecentraltest.industry.gov.au

Yet, when I put this in place and restart Nagios, I get the following:

[root at blacksheep root]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/nagios restart
Running configuration check...
Nagios 1.2
Copyright (c) 1999-2004 Ethan Galstad (nagios at nagios.org)
Last Modified: 02-02-2004
License: GPL

Reading configuration data...

Running pre-flight check on configuration data...

Checking services...
Error: Service check command 'check_http --hostname=sitecentraltest.industry.gov.au' specified in service 'HTTP_SITECENTRAL' for host 'itrwebtest2' not defined anywhere!

<SNIP extra error data>

Strangely, this all works just frin when I do the check_http from the command line.

Can anyone give me a hand here?

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Stephen Collins
Web Development Section
eBusiness Division
Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources 
Level 12, 20 Allara Street, Canberra City ACT 2600
GPO Box 9839, Canberra ACT 2601

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