The plugin supplied with Control For i enables the connection between Nagios and the IBM i partition.
The only input parameter is an IBM i command which will be run on the partition. The message returned from this command will be the text displayed by Nagios or sent by e-mail if it concerns an error.
The product is supplied with numerous check commands which cover the majority of needs relating to IBM i operations.
The commands can also be used interactively in a 5250 session to test a check or in a CLP program written by the user.
All the commands are written to be executed very quickly in order to avoid timeouts during checks performed by Nagios.
The user may create its own specific commands, that will easily be used as new Nagios checks.
On the IBM i partition, an agent is running permanently. Its role is to accept orders from Nagios, and to return the answer.
The schedule and the frequency of the controls are managed by Nagios.
The Control for i product is available in English and French versions.