How to use the Nagios module in Ansible to control op5
I recently discovered that Ansible has a Nagios module. It is pretty straight forward to use the module if you have a Nagios clone like op5.
The module gives us the option to point out a custom command file.
With the parameter
cmdfile we can specify, and i'm quoting, "[The] path to the nagios command file (FIFO pipe). Only required if auto-detection fails.".
First let's take a look at where this command file is located in OP5.
First locate your nagios.cfg
Next up, find the location of the command file.
cat /opt/monitor/etc/nagios.cfg | grep command_file
Now use the command_file path in your Ansible playbook.
--- - name: Schedule downtime hosts: nagios tasks: - nagios: author: Ansible action: downtime minutes: 30 service: host host: dc01 comment: Downtime scheduled by Ansible cmdfile: /opt/monitor/var/rw/nagios.cmd