If you have defined services using the nrpe mechanism, you might know the following scenario:
The NRPE daemon fails and all services using it go critical. One first step to avoid these false alarms is to create an additional service which monitors the NRPE daemon itself (called check_nrpe_daemon in this example) and install a dependency between your services and check_nrpe_daemon.

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Author:Gerhard Laußer
Tags:Nagios, nrpe
Categories:nagios
Monitoring-Workshop 2017 12./13.9. Düsseldorf