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How to configure indirect host checks

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maarten.ureel_84645
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How to configure indirect host checks

I have Opsview Core running with checks on public interfaces, however now I want to check on servers behind one public server.

I have full access to the firewall but I can only expose one server to the internet - how do I configure the other hosts in Opsview? Looking for a manual on indirect host checks configuration.

How can I make Opsview check on the other services through the one public server?

smarsh
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2 ways of doing it really -

2 ways of doing it really - you can change the port on the hosts, and forward those ports:

Server 1- 5666 (Standard)

Server 2 - 5667 

Server 3 - 5668, etc.

Or you could setup NRPE to check those hosts from Server 1, and pass the result back. So on Server 1 setup a host check command, and then on Host 1 in Opsview check a create like, check_nrpe -H Server1 -c check_other_server -a Server2.

Its not as elegant as a slave, but it will work :)

Sam

maarten.ureel_84645
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Doesn't seem very easy to

Doesn't seem very easy to manage to me.. are passive checks a good solution for my problem?

Are they easier to configure / centrally manage?

smarsh
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Its not very easy to manage;

Its not very easy to manage; thats why Opsview has slave servers :) If you need this functionality, it sounds like you need a supported monitoring tool that come with the features you need - i.e. Pro or Enterprise.