Many of you come to Scout from Nagios. We'd like to make the transition to Scout easier.
How about having our agent run your Nagios Plugins? To try it, SSH onto your server and run:
gem install scout --pre
Then, in your crontab entry for Scout use the
* * * * * scout KEY --nagios
This will run the commands defined in your
/etc/nagios/nrpe.cfg file. If your config file is somewhere else (or you only want to run a subset of commands) you can provide the path to that file:
* * * * * scout KEY --nagios /.scout/nagios.cfg
Data from Nagios plugins will show up w/each of your servers and can be placed on charts, just like any other metric in Scout.
Send your feedback to email@example.com. We'll give you a vintage Scout T-Shirt for your thoughts.