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MRPE: MK's Remote Plugin Executor
The MRPE is a simple and efficient way to use standard Nagios
Plugins with the check_mk_agent and thus emulate NRPE to
a certain degree. Its main usage is to allow a soft migration
from NRPE to check_mk and to use third party Nagios plugins
that are running locally on your target hosts.
This check type processes the MRPE section in the output of the
all levels and parameters are configured on the target host,
no parameters are needed here. Please refer to the online
documentation on how to configure the agent.
The current version of the mrpe check is now cluster-aware
and works well as a clustered_service (see article about
Check_MK cluster monitoring). If an MRPE check is found on
more than one node, then the best status of the checks is
being used. So if the check is critical on one of the nodes
and OK on another then the status, output and performance
data of the OK check is being used as the gross result of the check.
The service description of the check as configured in mrpe.cfg
on the target host.
All plugins configured in mrpe.cfg are automatically inventorized.