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PerfParse

FAQ covering abilities and features of PerfParse.

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Question: Is PerfParse capable to graph Check performance data, or just the Plugin performance data?
Answer  Both.

PerfParse will store and graph performance data (Binary Data) for any unbound time period. You can store data for the lifetime of your servers without issue.

It will also store the original (Raw Data). This can be filtered and viewed in a similar way to Nagios.

You can also obtain a history report of raw data showing statistics and a Gant chart of activity. Unlike the Nagios 'View History For This Host/Service' this takes seconds and not hours. :-)

Tim Wuyts has also completed some work to store long term summary data which I hope will make the main product one day.

Ben



Question: Does PerfParse use Nagios' permissions systems to limit unauthorized report viewing?
Answer  Nagios uses apache .htaccess files. So if you place the perfparse binaries within the nagios directories as the perfparse installation document describes, then report viewing is protected.
Question: check_nt (and others) return valid performance data to perfparse, but perfparse does not store them. What's wrong?
Answer  Can you check your nagios.cfg and look for this line:

illegal_macro_output_chars=`~$&|'"<>

If it exists, please change to:

illegal_macro_output_chars=`~$&|"<>

Your plugin is correct to the specification, but Nagios is not correct to it's own specification :-)

Shoutbox

redflo, 14:25 UTC, Sun 10 of Apr, 2005: No, lneuxyuhje, this shall write to a pipe not to a file and so ">" is o.k.
lneuxyuhje, 15:14 UTC, Thu 07 of Apr, 2005: is ">" meant to be ">>" in /usr/local/perfparse/bin/perfparse_nagios_pipe_command.pl ?
redflo, 08:35 UTC, Tue 05 of Apr, 2005: fhdplbvjipsld, it works now. Permissions were wrong.
fhdplbvjipsld, 14:42 UTC, Wed 30 of Mar, 2005: How to post to Forums->Help?
benclewett, 09:27 UTC, Thu 03 of Feb, 2005: Hi Jon! I hope you like our wiki site.