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Ubuntu / Nagios3 issue with receiving updates from custom Perl plugin

Posted on 2011-09-23
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi Guys!

I'm a first time user of Nagios3 (or any Nagios for that matter).  I've successfully got the Ubuntu host of Nagios and 2 Windows Servers being monitored.
The 2 Windows Servers have iLO2 cards and I'd like to be able to monitor temps, fans etc.

Now I did some research online and came across this plugin;

which I installed (including having to install the Perl plugins as guided by the above link) and the iLO card but I am getting a "(Service check did not exit properly)" status (and hense a critical against the service).

The /var/log/nagios3/nagios.log says the following;

[1316793185] Nagios 3.2.3 starting... (PID=7867)
[1316793185] Local time is Fri Sep 23 16:53:05 BST 2011
[1316793185] LOG VERSION: 2.0
[1316793185] Finished daemonizing... (New PID=7868)
[1316793365] Warning:  Check of service 'iLO remote management card' on host 'iLO_RS2' did not exit properly!
[1316793665] Warning:  Check of service 'iLO remote management card' on host 'iLO_RS2' did not exit properly!
[1316793965] Warning:  Check of service 'iLO remote management card' on host 'iLO_RS2' did not exit properly!
[1316794265] Warning:  Check of service 'iLO remote management card' on host 'iLO_RS2' did not exit properly!
[1316794565] Warning:  Check of service 'iLO remote management card' on host 'iLO_RS2' did not exit properly!

I've checked the logs for the iLO card I'm trying to connect to and can't find any entry for the nagios user.

Now as I say I am very green when it comes to Nagios and so I do not know where to start on this.

Any ideas?
Question by:sjb79
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Expert Comment

ID: 36588603
When you manually run the following command, what is the output -H <host> -u <username> -p <password>
  where <host> must be an iLO2 management controller!

Author Comment

ID: 36597641
Hi Wesly,

I got the following error message;

rs3@RS3:/usr/lib/nagios/plugins$ ./  -H rs2 -u nagios -p password
Can't locate IO/Socket/ in @INC (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.10.1 /usr/local/share/perl/5.10.1 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.10 /usr/share/perl/5.10 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at ./ line 78.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./ line 78.

Not entirely sure what that means but it doesn't look too promosing...?

Author Comment

ID: 36597651
I've checked the code for and the line is "use IO::Socket::SSL;"
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Author Comment

ID: 36598048
I think I can see what the issue might be (correct me if I'm wrong) but it appears to be looking for elements of perl in;


The file in question being I think, but Ubuntu has the following layout;


so I guess the question is where can I change where it's looking....?
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Accepted Solution

wesly_chen earned 2000 total points
ID: 36609641
What's your perl version on Ubuntu?

which perl
perl -v

If "perl -v" shows "v5.10.1", then change the first line of to
   where is the output of 'which perl'

Author Comment

ID: 36708223
got the following output;

rs3@RS3:~$ which perl -v
rs3@RS3:~$ perl -v

This is perl, v5.10.1 (*) built for x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi
(with 53 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail)

Copyright 1987-2009, Larry Wall

Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License or the
GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 5 source kit.

Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found on
this system using "man perl" or "perldoc perl".  If you have access to the
Internet, point your browser at, the Perl Home Page.

rs3@RS3:~$ perl -V
Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 10 subversion 1) configuration:

    osname=linux, osvers=2.6.24-29-server, archname=x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi
    uname='linux crested 2.6.24-29-server #1 smp wed mar 16 19:04:28 utc 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 gnulinux '
    config_args='-Dusethreads -Duselargefiles -Dccflags=-DDEBIAN -Dcccdlflags=-fPIC -Darchname=x86_64-linux-gnu -Dprefix=/usr -Dprivlib=/usr/share/perl/5.10 -Darchlib=/usr/lib/perl/5.10 -Dvendorprefix=/usr -Dvendorlib=/usr/share/perl5 -Dvendorarch=/usr/lib/perl5 -Dsiteprefix=/usr/local -Dsitelib=/usr/local/share/perl/5.10.1 -Dsitearch=/usr/local/lib/perl/5.10.1 -Dman1dir=/usr/share/man/man1 -Dman3dir=/usr/share/man/man3 -Dsiteman1dir=/usr/local/man/man1 -Dsiteman3dir=/usr/local/man/man3 -Dman1ext=1 -Dman3ext=3perl -Dpager=/usr/bin/sensible-pager -Uafs -Ud_csh -Ud_ualarm -Uusesfio -Uusenm -DDEBUGGING=-g -Doptimize=-O2 -Dplibpth=/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu -Duseshrplib -Dd_dosuid -des'
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    useithreads=define, usemultiplicity=define
    useperlio=define, d_sfio=undef, uselargefiles=define, usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=define, use64bitall=define, uselongdouble=undef
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
    cc='cc', ccflags ='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DDEBIAN -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64',
    optimize='-O2 -g',
    cppflags='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -DDEBIAN -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector -I/usr/local/include'
    ccversion='', gccversion='4.5.2', gccosandvers=''
    intsize=4, longsize=8, ptrsize=8, doublesize=8, byteorder=12345678
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=16
    ivtype='long', ivsize=8, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=8, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='cc', ldflags =' -fstack-protector -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu /lib /usr/lib /lib64 /usr/lib64
    libs=-lgdbm -lgdbm_compat -ldb -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
    perllibs=-ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt
    libc=, so=so, useshrplib=true,
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-Wl,-E'
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared -O2 -g -L/usr/local/lib -fstack-protector'

Characteristics of this binary (from libperl):
                        USE_64_BIT_INT USE_ITHREADS USE_LARGE_FILES
                        USE_PERLIO USE_REENTRANT_API
  Locally applied patches:
        DEBPKG:debian/arm_thread_stress_timeout - Raise the timeout of ext/threads/shared/t/stress.t to accommodate slower build hosts
        DEBPKG:debian/cpan_config_path - Set location of CPAN::Config to /etc/perl as /usr may not be writable.
        DEBPKG:debian/cpan_definstalldirs - Provide a sensible INSTALLDIRS default for modules installed from CPAN.
        DEBPKG:debian/db_file_ver - Remove overly restrictive DB_File version check.
        DEBPKG:debian/doc_info - Replace generic man(1) instructions with Debian-specific information.
        DEBPKG:debian/enc2xs_inc - Tweak enc2xs to follow symlinks and ignore missing @INC directories.
        DEBPKG:debian/errno_ver - Remove Errno version check due to upgrade problems with long-running processes.
        DEBPKG:debian/extutils_hacks - Various debian-specific ExtUtils changes
        DEBPKG:debian/fakeroot - Postpone LD_LIBRARY_PATH evaluation to the binary targets.
        DEBPKG:debian/instmodsh_doc - Debian policy doesn't install .packlist files for core or vendor.
        DEBPKG:debian/ld_run_path - Remove standard libs from LD_RUN_PATH as per Debian policy.
        DEBPKG:debian/libnet_config_path - Set location of libnet.cfg to /etc/perl/Net as /usr may not be writable.
        DEBPKG:debian/m68k_thread_stress - Disable some threads tests on m68k for now due to missing TLS.
        DEBPKG:debian/mod_paths - Tweak @INC ordering for Debian
        DEBPKG:debian/module_build_man_extensions - Adjust Module::Build manual page extensions for the Debian Perl policy
        DEBPKG:debian/perl_synopsis - Rearrange perl.pod
        DEBPKG:debian/prune_libs - Prune the list of libraries wanted to what we actually need.
        DEBPKG:debian/use_gdbm - Explicitly link against -lgdbm_compat in ODBM_File/NDBM_File.
        DEBPKG:fixes/assorted_docs - [384f06a] Math::BigInt::CalcEmu documentation grammar fix
        DEBPKG:fixes/net_smtp_docs - [ #36038] Document the Net::SMTP 'Port' option
        DEBPKG:fixes/processPL - [ #17224] Always use PERLRUNINST when building perl modules.
        DEBPKG:debian/perlivp - Make perlivp skip include directories in /usr/local
        DEBPKG:fixes/pod2man-index-backslash - Escape backslashes in .IX entries
        DEBPKG:debian/disable-zlib-bundling - Disable zlib bundling in Compress::Raw::Zlib
        DEBPKG:fixes/kfreebsd_cppsymbols - [3b910a0] Add gcc predefined macros to $Config{cppsymbols} on GNU/kFreeBSD.
        DEBPKG:debian/cpanplus_definstalldirs - Configure CPANPLUS to use the site directories by default.
        DEBPKG:debian/cpanplus_config_path - Save local versions of CPANPLUS::Config::System into /etc/perl.
        DEBPKG:fixes/kfreebsd-filecopy-pipes - [16f708c] Fix File::Copy::copy with pipes on GNU/kFreeBSD
        DEBPKG:fixes/anon-tmpfile-dir - [perl #66452] Honor TMPDIR when open()ing an anonymous temporary file
        DEBPKG:fixes/abstract-sockets - [89904c0] Add support for Abstract namespace sockets.
        DEBPKG:fixes/hurd_cppsymbols - [eeb92b7] Add gcc predefined macros to $Config{cppsymbols} on GNU/Hurd.
        DEBPKG:fixes/autodie-flock - Allow for flock returning EAGAIN instead of EWOULDBLOCK on linux/parisc
        DEBPKG:fixes/archive-tar-instance-error - [ #48879] Separate Archive::Tar instance error strings from each other
        DEBPKG:fixes/positive-gpos - [perl #69056] [c584a96] Fix \G crash on first match
        DEBPKG:debian/devel-ppport-ia64-optim - Work around an ICE on ia64
        DEBPKG:fixes/trie-logic-match - [perl #69973] [0abd0d7] Fix a DoS in Unicode processing [CVE-2009-3626]
        DEBPKG:fixes/hppa-thread-eagain - make the threads-shared test suite more robust, fixing failures on hppa
        DEBPKG:fixes/crash-on-undefined-destroy - [perl #71952] [1f15e67] Fix a NULL pointer dereference when looking for a DESTROY method
        DEBPKG:fixes/tainted-errno - [perl #61976] [be1cf43] fix an errno stringification bug in taint mode
        DEBPKG:fixes/safe-upgrade - Upgrade to 2.25, fixing CVE-2010-1974
        DEBPKG:fixes/tell-crash - [f4817f3] Fix a tell() crash on bad arguments.
        DEBPKG:fixes/format-write-crash - [perl #22977] [421f30e] Fix a crash in format/write
        DEBPKG:fixes/arm-alignment - [f1c7503] Prevent gcc from optimizing the alignment test away on armel
        DEBPKG:fixes/fcgi-test - Fix a failure in CGI/t/fast.t when FCGI is installed
        DEBPKG:fixes/hurd-ccflags - Make hints/ append to $ccflags rather than overriding them
        DEBPKG:debian/squelch-locale-warnings - Squelch locale warnings in Debian package maintainer scripts
        DEBPKG:fixes/lc-numeric-docs - [perl #78452] [903eb63] LC_NUMERIC documentation fixes
        DEBPKG:fixes/lc-numeric-sprintf - [perl #78632] [b3fd614] Fix sprintf not to ignore LC_NUMERIC with constants
        DEBPKG:fixes/concat-stack-corruption - [perl #78674] [e3393f5] Fix stack pointer corruption in pp_concat() with 'use encoding'
        DEBPKG:fixes/cgi-multiline-header - [CVE-2010-2761 CVE-2010-4410 CVE-2010-4411] MIME boundary and multiline header vulnerabilities
        DEBPKG:fixes/h2ph-gcc-4.5 - [8d66b3f] Fix h2ph and test
        DEBPKG:fixes/threads-tmps-crash - [perl #70411] [24855df] Conditionally compile tmps stack cleanup code
        DEBPKG:patchlevel - List packaged patches for 5.10.1-17ubuntu1 in patchlevel.h
  Built under linux
  Compiled at Apr 26 2011 15:56:28
I've tried changing the #! entry to /usr/bin/perl as well as all of those listed above and basically got the following error message each time;

rs3@RS3:/usr/lib/nagios/plugins$ sudo ./  -H rs2 -u nagios -p password
./ 75: use: not found
./ 76: use: not found
./ 78: use: not found
./ 79: use: not found
./ 80: use: not found
./ 82: Syntax error: "(" unexpected

Am I doing something very wrong here (...probably)
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wesly_chen earned 2000 total points
ID: 36711635
This plugin requires perl modules "Nagios::Plugin, IO::Socket::SSL and XML::Simple"
Install those modules first.

sudo apt-get install  libnagios-plugin-perl  libio-socket-ssl-perl  libxml-simple-perl

Also post the line 75 ~ 82 of

Author Comment

ID: 36715561
Hi Wesly,

Ok, installed that double checked everything....

rs3@RS3:/etc/nagios3/objects$ which perl

so I've set the to #!/usr/bin/perl

output now is;

rs3@RS3:/usr/lib/nagios/plugins$ ./  -H -u nagios -p password
./ line 76: use: command not found
./ line 77: use: command not found
./ line 79: use: command not found
./ line 80: use: command not found
./ line 81: use: command not found
./ line 83: syntax error near unexpected token `('
./ line 83: `use vars qw($VERSION $PROGNAME  $verbose $warn $critical $timeout $result);'

line 76 to 81 is;

use strict;
use warnings;

use Nagios::Plugin;
use IO::Socket::SSL;
use XML::Simple;

and 83 is

use vars qw($VERSION $PROGNAME  $verbose $warn $critical $timeout $result);

I've attached the file but had to add a txt extention to be able to upload it to this website.  Perhaps if you can see the whole pl file it might help it make more sense...?

Author Comment

ID: 36902777
Found what was causing the problem, I thought I'd commented out previous #! entries at the beginning of the script, but it was still reading them.  I deleted them leaving just #!/usr/bin/perl and it's now working.


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