check_logfiles is a plugin for Nagios which checks logfiles for defined patterns. It is capable of detecting logfile rotation. If you tell it how the rotated archives look, it will also examine these files. Unlike check_logfiles, traditional logfile plugins were not aware of the gap which could occur, so under some circumstances they ignored what had happened between their checks. A configuration file is used to specify where to search, what to search, and what to do if a matching line is found.
|Tags||Systems Administration Diagnostics Networking Monitoring Logging|
|Operating Systems||OS Independent|
Release Notes: --verbose finally works on the commandline This release adds the option --htmlencode and the parameters --warning and --critical.
Release Notes: The parameters --warning and --critical are now possible to allow many new use cases. The option "savestate" was added for searches of type "virtual". They can now save state information between subsequent runs.
Release Notes: The parameter --timeout now aborts running searches in a controlled manner.
Release Notes: This release adds an option rotatewait, an option logfileerror, and a new type dumpel. Several bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: This release adds the options –nostick, --rununique, and $patternfile. The configuration now autodetects several parameters. There are minor bugfixes.