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How do I monitor uptime of my bulk smtp server externally

Here is my challenge, I have configured a highly reputed email server using Postfix MTA for sending bulk emails. So it’s a crucial for us to monitor the uptime of this service. So I decided to use nagios system to verify the SMTP authentication in 3 mts interval along with 2 failure checks and can […]

Nagios : How do I monitor Amazon RDS MySQL server

One of the recent requirement which I had ask to do was to setup some mechanism to monitor the MySQL RDS server where we do not have limited access towards the resources statistics and utilization.

Found that Percona has developed a tool for monitoring MySQL RDS Activities including RAM,Load and Disk utilization. One thing […]

NRPE : krb5.h:2690:24: error: et/com_err.h: No such file or directory

While I’m installing nrpe (Nagios Client) on a server I got a strange error as shown below, I’m using CentOS 6.4 (64 bit) linux.

/usr/include/krb5/krb5.h:2690:24: error: et/com_err.h: No such file or directory In file included from /usr/include/krb5.h:7,                  from /usr/include/openssl/kssl.h:72,                 […]

How do I create custom Nagios plugins using bash script

Sometimes people may want to monitor the value of certain output to ensure the availability of service stability. This is most easiest way to create your own script to monitor our expected output of a command. This will be useful for monitoring a numeric variable which returned as output.

This eg. I’m going to […]

Nagios : Enabling FREE SMS notification [INDIA]

Here I found some good trick to enable Nagios sms notification free for Indian users using one of the sms free service offered by way2sms website. have a look at

Most of the cases I used to take tiny pieces of information from different blog sites and customize and modify it for my purpose. […]

Disable Nagios notification for a Time period

Yeaah it’s another jobs comes from my curiosity as I need nagios notification disable while I’m running a backup.

In my case I would need to take a database backup from a MySql slave. This slave is already added in Nagios monitoring system as well as this system watching the binary log position of both […]