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Installing Nagios Remote Plugin Executor in FreeBSD 9.1

This also installs the Nagios plugins in addition of nrpe. Follow the text-based menu install options. The installer will create and configure the nagios user account, and will install the naios and nrpe plugins in /usr/local/libexec/nagios .

cd /usr/ports/net-mgmt/nrpe2
make install clean

Update permissions.

chown -R nagios:nagios /usr/local/libexec/nagios

Create nrpe config file.

cd /usr/local/etc
cp nrpe.cfg-sample nrpe.cfg

Add the following entry to /etc/rc.conf .

nrpe2_enable="YES"

Edit nrpe.cfg (Example: 192.168.1.5 is my nagios server)

allowed_hosts=192.168.1.5

Start the nrpe daemon.

/usr/local/etc/rc.d/nrpe2 start

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