The installation of PNP will be described in more detail. It is expected that nagios was compiled from source and is located in /usr/local/nagios.
Attention: The description applies to the developer version PNP 0.6.0.
Please note that PNP has to be configured after the installation.
The installation of PNP is controlled by makefiles. The system is analyzed after invocation of ./configure and the detected values are tranferred to makefiles.
Please unpack PNP as user root:
tar -xvzf pnp4nagios-HEAD.tar.gz cd pnp4nagios
./configure is to be called from the directory pnp4nagios.
Note: Without specifying any options user and group will be “nagios”. If you have different values then please use the parameters ”--with-nagios-user” and ”--with-nagios-group”, respectively. Using Icinga the call might be
./configure --with-nagios-user=icinga --with-nagios-group=icinga
Some lines run across the screen. The output at the end is important.
*** Configuration summary for pnp4nagios-0.6.2 23-12-2009 *** General Options: ------------------------- ------------------- Nagios user/group: nagios nagios Install directory: /usr/local/pnp4nagios HTML Dir: /usr/local/pnp4nagios/share Config Dir: /usr/local/pnp4nagios/etc Location of rrdtool binary: /usr/bin/rrdtool Version 1.2.12 RRDs Perl Modules: FOUND (Version 1.2012) RRD Files stored in: /usr/local/pnp4nagios/var/perfdata process_perfdata.pl Logfile: /usr/local/pnp4nagios/var/perfdata.log Perfdata files (NPCD) stored in: /usr/local/pnp4nagios/var/spool Web Interface Options: ------------------------- ------------------- HTML URL: http://localhost/pnp4nagios/ Apache Config File: /etc/apache2/conf.d/pnp4nagios.conf Review the options above for accuracy. If they look okay, type 'make all' to compile.
The paths shown should be checked. If the displayed values aren't correct you can change them calling ./configure with appropriate options.
Attention: “Location of rrdtool binary” means path including name of binary! If necessary it can be specified using the following syntax:
shows the supported options.
compiles the components like NPCD which are written in C
copies everything to the right places in the file system. The paths were already shows during ./configure.
After the installation of the program and HTML files you can copy a sample Apache configuration file to your web-server config directory
You can call
optionally. This way config files for process_perfdata.pl and npcd are copied to etc/pnp.
To install the NPCD Init script call
All these steps are combined in
Note: As already stated the Nagios settings will be used per default. If you are using Icinga the file '/etc/apache2/conf.d/pnp4nagios.conf' has to be edited to change the path to AuthUserFile (the path may differ between distributions):
# AuthUserFile /usr/local/nagios/etc/htpasswd.users AuthUserFile /usr/local/icinga/etc/htpasswd.users
Attention: After copying the configuration file for the web server you have to restart the web server (
service httpd restart or
/etc/init.d/apache2 restart, respectively).
The update of a 0.6.x version works (nearly) the same way as an installation. Please note that you have to call
./configure with the same options you used during the first installation.
Please check if you changed anything in the folder
share/templates.dist. Own templates should be placed in
share/templates to avoid being overwritten.
Attention: If you changed config.php then you should save this file before it is overwritten when you execute
You can skip
make install-webconf and
make install-init because nothing changed between 0.6.x versions.
After installation the components of PNP were copied to the appropriate places in the file system. These are
the PHP-Files for the web-frontend below
the data collector process_perfdata.pl in
sample config files with the suffix
the config file config.php for the web frontend in