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Nagios

Available as of Camel 2.3

The Nagios component allows you to send passive checks to Nagios.

Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml for this component:

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.apache.camel</groupId>
    <artifactId>camel-nagios</artifactId>
    <version>x.x.x</version>
    <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->
</dependency>

URI format

nagios://host[:port][?Options]

Camel provides two abilities with the Nagios component. You can send passive check messages by sending a message to its endpoint.
Camel also provides a EventNotifer which allows you to send notifications to Nagios.

Options

Headers

Sending message examples

You can send a message to Nagios where the message payload contains the message. By default it will be OK level and use the CamelContext name as the service name. You can overrule these values using headers as shown above.

For example we send the Hello Nagios message to Nagios as follows:

    template.sendBody("direct:start", "Hello Nagios");

    from("direct:start").to("nagios:127.0.0.1:5667?password=secret").to("mock:result");

To send a CRITICAL message you can send the headers such as:

        Map headers = new HashMap();
        headers.put(NagiosConstants.LEVEL, "CRITICAL");
        headers.put(NagiosConstants.HOST_NAME, "myHost");
        headers.put(NagiosConstants.SERVICE_NAME, "myService");
        template.sendBodyAndHeaders("direct:start", "Hello Nagios", headers);

Using NagiosEventNotifer

The Nagios component also provides an EventNotifer which you can use to send events to Nagios. For example we can enable this from Java as follows:

        NagiosEventNotifier notifier = new NagiosEventNotifier();
        notifier.getConfiguration().setHost("localhost");
        notifier.getConfiguration().setPort(5667);
        notifier.getConfiguration().setPassword("password");

        CamelContext context = ... 
        context.getManagementStrategy().addEventNotifier(notifier);
        return context;

In Spring XML its just a matter of defining a Spring bean with the type EventNotifier and Camel will pick it up as documented here: Advanced configuration of CamelContext using Spring.

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