nrpe - Daemon and plugin for executing plugins on remote hosts
|Overview:||Allows you to execute plugins on remote hosts in a relatively easy and transparent manner.|
This addon is designed to provide a way for executing plugins on a remote host. The check_nrpe plugin runs on the Nagios host and is used to send plugin execution requests to the nrpe agent on the remote host. The nrpe agent will then run an appropriate plugins on the remote host and return the plugin output and return code to the check_nrpe plugin on the Nagios host. The check_nrpe plugin then passes the remote plugin's output and return code back to Nagios as if it were its own. This allows for a rather transparent method of executing plugins on remote hosts. The nrpe agent can either be run as a standalone daemon or as a service under inetd.