Nagios Error's an use of nconf

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Nagios Error's an use of nconf

Post by atreide_son » Mon Dec 12, 2011 21:37

Hello All,

I'm completely new to nconf so please bare with me. I have installed nagios/nagios plugins into /opt/nagios; created an nconf database and user and passed all of the checks to start nconf. When I click on the 'Generate nagios config' link in the browser I get a readout of the pre-flight check run by nagios on the nagios.cfg file with several errors. Perhaps I am mistaken, but isn't nconf supposed to generate the nagios.cfg file for me? I think I'm missing the purpose of nconf. Can someone please enlighten me with this and tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks!

Generate config log:

Running syntax check:
Default_collectorTotal Warnings: 1 - Total Errors: 3

Nagios Core 3.2.3
Copyright (c) 2009-2010 Nagios Core Development Team and Community Contributors
Copyright (c) 1999-2009 Ethan Galstad
Last Modified: 10-03-2010
License: GPL

Reading configuration data...
Read main config file okay...
Read object config files okay...

Running pre-flight check on configuration data...

Checking services...
Error: There are no services defined!
Checked 0 services.
Checking hosts...
Error: There are no hosts defined!
Checked 0 hosts.
Checking host groups...
Checked 0 host groups.
Checking service groups...
Checked 0 service groups.
Checking contacts...
Error: There are no contacts defined!
Checked 0 contacts.
Checking contact groups...
Checked 0 contact groups.
Checking service escalations...
Checked 0 service escalations.
Checking service dependencies...
Checked 0 service dependencies.
Checking host escalations...
Checked 0 host escalations.
Checking host dependencies...
Checked 0 host dependencies.
Checking commands...
Checked 0 commands.
Checking time periods...
Checked 0 time periods.
Checking for circular paths between hosts...
Checking for circular host and service dependencies...
Checking global event handlers...
Checking obsessive compulsive processor commands...
Checking misc settings...
Warning: Nothing specified for illegal_macro_output_chars variable!

Total Warnings: 1
Total Errors: 3

***> One or more problems was encountered while running the pre-flight check...

Check your configuration file(s) to ensure that they contain valid
directives and data defintions. If you are upgrading from a previous
version of Nagios, you should be aware that some variables/definitions
may have been removed or modified in this version. Make sure to read
the HTML documentation regarding the config files, as well as the
'Whats New' section to find out what has changed.

Deployment not possible due to errors in configuration.

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Re: Nagios Error's an use of nconf

Post by fgander » Mon Dec 12, 2011 23:59

If you are that new, I would recommend to read our documentation here: ... start:main

It looks like you have no hosts setup... So please read our information, otherwise it makes no sense why you use NConf :)
NConf is mainly focused to Nagios Admins, but if you really need Nagios (and want to use NConf for configuration generation), you have anyway to read into docs...

Kindly Fabian
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