|Distribution:||official part of Check_MK|
Check the current state of a Windows service. Each service is either running or stopped
or in a transitional state like starting or stopping. This check becomes critical if the
service in question is not in the state running. It is getting UNKNOWN if the service is missing
on the system at all.
If you have just a small number of Windows hosts to monitor,
manual check configuration with checks += will probably do.
With a larger number of hosts we propose using inventory_services_rules.
This allows auto-detection of services according to their names,
current states and start types. The auto-detection can also make use
of host tags in order to use different rules on different sets of
hosts (for example for monitoring certain services only on production
servers). Inventory and manual checks can be used in parallel.
The name of the service as string. Please note, that the agent replaces
spaces in the service names with underscores. If you are unsure
about the correct spelling of the name then please look at the
output of the agent (cmk -d HOSTNAME). The service names are in the first column
of the section <<
The inventory function of this check helps you to auto-detect then services
that should be monitored on your hosts. Because Check_MK cannot know, which
services are important for you, you have to configure some rules.
The option inventory_services_rules holds a list of rules where each rule contains one entry matching a list of service matching strings (regexes) state/start mode.