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  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Mar 2015

    Question lost linux host template ?


    I'm installing Shinken on a raspberry/raspbian. As wheezy is lagging, I did my install with pip (2.2 vs 0.6.3). I checked documentation but I'm at the point to extend monitored services of localhost.
    As stated in docs:
    I switch from generic-host to linux
    but I the end, I so nowhere (in /etc/shinken) the definition of this template, included checks, how to handle _fs and the like...

    I did install linux-snmp through cli (shinken install linux-snmp) but it seems to be commands only, no templates.
    When I tried to search online, I didn't found templates either and even not in github source (

    Where can I find this template or a model?
    is there no standard repository for devices template (win, linux, mac, printers, ...) ?
    I can take my old nagios config but would prefer start with recommended/standard way.

    This thread is talking about the same thing but shinken cli package didn't give me any host templates


  2. #2
    Administrator Frescha's Avatar
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    May 2011
    If you need some cool service or device templates. have a look at

  3. #3
    As the shinken user, you can add packs that will help you out. To monitor a linux host I do it through ssh.
    for exemple for locathost.cfg:
    su - shinken
    ssh-copy-id localhost
    # if you never user the shinken commande before, you need to initialize it
    shinken --init
    shinken install linux-ssh

    You can modify localhost.cfg to look like this:
    define host{
    use linux-ssh,generic-host
    contact_groups admins
    host_name localhost
    address localhost

    If all goes well, you should now have a few services checked.

    to see more packs, you can use
    shinken search all

    and see if anything matches what you want to do.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015

    It seems there was delay between my update of the config and webui, maybe because of the long time shinken needs to restart.
    It works, just a few things to fix like logFiles check (which file to check, permission issue)

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