[Samba] Health checks - automating?

lingpanda101 at gmail.com lingpanda101 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 15:09:21 UTC 2016

On 6/23/2016 10:51 AM, Jonathan Hunter wrote:
> Hi,
> After a recent hardware failure I got to thinking - I should really be
> monitoring my servers better.
> But, what do I actually monitor? Is there a best-practice or even a common
> deployments guide to what I can check in terms of samba, ideally scriptable?
> Currently I do run automated checks against freeradius (which authenticates
> against samba) - but there must be so much more I could check from samba
> itself. Perhaps replication status, responsiveness to LDAP queries, number
> of connections, FSMO ownership, etc.
> Is this something anyone has documented before? I am not sure how best to
> script any of the above - but figured I would ask here as a first port of
> call, before trying to write these myself (and then adding to the wiki, I
> guess)
> Cheers
> Jonathan
My automated tasks are performed by Nagios or via a Syslog. I monitor 
the following services via. Nagios;

Global Catalog Services
Netbios Session
End Point Manpper TCP
Kerberos Kpasswd TCP
Kerberos TCP
SMB over TCP

I have logs sent to a Syslog server and report anything less then 'log 
level = 2' via email.

I also run some manual checks such as 'samba-tool drs showrepl'.


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