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16 March 2013

ZFS on Linux: Nagios check_zfs plugin

by Alpha01

To monitor my ZFS pool, of course I’m using Nagios, duh. Nagios Exchange provide a check_zfs plugin written in Perl.

Although the plugin was originally designed for Solaris and FreeBSD systems, I got it to work under my Linux system with very little modification. The code can be found on my SysAdmin-Scripts git repo on my GitHub account.

[root@backup ~]# su - nagios -c "/usr/local/nagios/libexec/check_zfs backups 3"
OK ZPOOL backups : ONLINE {Size:464G Used:11.1G Avail:453G Cap:2%} <sdb:ONLINE>
Tags: [ perl nagios zfs ]