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Nagios on hp-ux (x64 and x32) question!

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kitschkath
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Nagios on hp-ux (x64 and x32) question!

Hi everyone, I am kinda new to HP-UX platform and I am asked to install Nagios client in the HP-UX server. I've seen topics that we need to install the NRPE addon in order to monitor the cpu, etc... what am i going to ask is... is the NRPE addon compatible with 64-bit and 32-bit system (HP-UX)? if not, then what am i going to use? Thank you.
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Ralph Grothe
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Re: Nagios on hp-ux (x64 and x32) question!

I don't know if meanwhile there are any depots of nrpe for hp-ux available.
I had to compile nrpe from the sources.
As far as I remember nrpe never was written for 64bit. The origins of nrpe go back to Ethan Galstad himself, and in the README accompanying the sources he stated that nrpe is a very simple and plainly written daemon that simply executes check commands on behalf of the Nagios server and reports back the checks' result.
Nevertheless, nrpe compiles and runs without any pain on hp-ux.
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kitschkath
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Re: Nagios on hp-ux (x64 and x32) question!

Ah, thank you, on the other note..the Nagios installer included in the Internet Express 11i v2 and v3 are compatible with x32 and x64 hp-ux right?
Ralph Grothe
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Re: Nagios on hp-ux (x64 and x32) question!

I am afraid, I could never make use of the Internet Express (IE) SW bundles because HP soon decided to relinquish its release for B.11.11 after a short initial period where they were available for 11.11 too.
But at the Nagios depots only appeared for 11i v3 after they discontinued 11.11 support, if I remember correctly.
I'm not sure, but I think the Nagios depot for 11i v3 on the IE refers to the Nagios server component rather than the tiny nrpe add-on.
But you usually don't want to install the full blown nagios server part on a mere nagios monitored host.
You ought to check if nrpe is included in the IE Nagios depot and whether it's separable from the rest (i.e. can be installed on its own).
On the other hand, because hpux sw depots aren't much more than tar or pax archives it should be easily possible to only extract the nrpe binary from the depot. Usually that's all (together with an nrpe.conf file and an entry in /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/services) which is required.
Well, maybe an installed OpenSSL (also from an hp-ux depot) is another prerequisite because nrpe, I think, usually gets compiled with TLS support.
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Dennis Handly
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Re: Nagios on hp-ux (x64 and x32) question!

>compatible with 32 and 64 hp-ux right?

Since just about all supported HP-UX systems (but a few on 11.11) are 64 bit this is moot.
And 32 bit applications work fine on a 64 bit kernel.
rick jones
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Re: Nagios on hp-ux (x64 and x32) question!

To expand a bit on what Dennis said lest it run afoul of the telephone game, apart from on a few PA-8200 based (and perhaps earlier) systems where a 32-bit kernel was still an option, since HP-UX 11.11 the HP-UX kernel has been 64 bit (PA-8500 and later, including Itanium). HP-UX does provide both a 32-bit and 64-bit application run-time environment, allowing 32-bit applications to run on the 64-bit kernels.

So, 64-bit application, or 32-bit application, "bit-ness" should not be a problem.
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Nagios on hp-ux (x64 and x32) question!

Shalom,

You can of course choose to compile the software for your 11.11 systems.

There is nothing stopping you from using Nagios across all HP-UX systems.

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kitschkath
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Re: Nagios on hp-ux (x64 and x32) question!

are the procedures on installation the same as the procedures in linux and aix?