Add host to Icinga2

In this tutorial I will show you how to add hosts to Icinga2.

Create new host

nano /etc/icinga2/conf.d/my_router.conf
object Host "Router" {
  address = ""
  check_command = "hostalive"

If we want to check the web admin interface of the router we can add a http check to see if the HTTP server is alive and responds with the proper HTTP codes

nano /etc/icinga2/conf.d/my_router.conf
object Service "http" {
  host_name = "Router"
  check_command = "http"

Ad custom check

We will us the check_udpport script. This is the syntax.

/usr/lib64/nagios/plugins/check_udpport –H –p 69

Now we need to create a nwe command in icinga2:

nano /etc/icinga2/conf.d/commands.conf
object CheckCommand "myudp" {
  command = [ PluginDir + "/check_udpport" ]

    arguments = {
    "-H" = "$addr$"
    "-p" = "$port$"
  vars.addr = "$address$"

We have a nwe command so we can create a service to use rhis command:

nano /etc/icinga2/conf.d/my_router.conf
object Service "dhcp" {
  host_name = Router"
  check_command = "myudp"
vars.port = "67"

Test the config and restart:

icinga2 daemon -C
systemctl restart icinga2