Bot::BasicBot::Pluggable::Module::Nagios - report Nagios alerts to IRC
A module for IRC bots powered by Bot::BasicBot::Pluggable to monitor a Nagios install and report alerts to IRC.
Multiple Nagios instances are supported; these could be separate Nagios systems,
or just the same Nagios install but using different credentials.
As each configured instance can have specific target channels defined,
this means you could have the bot check with the username "development" and report all visible problems to the
then check again with the "sysad" username and report problems visible to that user to the
Actual monitoring is done using Nagios::Scrape,
which scrapes the information from the
status.cgi script which powers Nagios' web interface.
This means that,
assuming your Nagios setup is configured to be viewable over the web,
you need no further setup to allow the bot to monitor it.
Load the module as you would any other Bot::BasicBot::Pluggable module,
then configure it to watch a Nagios install and report problems to the desired channel(s) with the
nagios add command.
In a direct message to the bot:
<user> nagios add http://nagios.example.com/cgi-bin/status.cgi username password #channel <bot> OK <user> nagios list <bot> I'm currently monitoring the following Nagios instances: .. 1 : http://example.com/cgi-bin/status.cgi as dave for #chan <user> nagios del 1 <bot> OK, deleted instance 1
(You can supply a list of channel names separated by commas, if you want reports from a given instance to be announced to more than one channel.)
Plenty of improvements are planned, including:
It should probably be possible to acknowledge a reported problem, preventing repeated reports of the same service/host in the same state.
It would make sense to be able to configure the bot to only report problems during hours in which staff/volunteers are likely to be awake and paying attention to the IRC channel.
It would be nice to be able to configure the format used for report messages - perhaps including colour codes to colourise elements of the message, where the channel allows it and users clients support it.
<davidp at preshweb.co.uk>
This module is developed on GitHub:
Pull requests / suggestions / bug reports are welcomed.
If you feel like it, even a "I'm using this and find it useful" mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org would be appreciated - it's nice to know when people find your work useful.
(Reviews on cpanratings and/or ++'s on MetaCPAN are also very welcome.)
Please report any bugs or feature requests to
bug-bot-basicbot-pluggable-module-nagios at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Bot-BasicBot-Pluggable-Module-Nagios. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.
You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
You can also look for information at:
Copyright 2011 David Precious.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.
See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/ for more information.