Development

Software Repositories

The Nagios Plugins Development Team takes care of three projects:

  • Nagios Plugins — the core bundle of standard plugins.
  • Nagios::Monitoring::Plugin — a module used by plugins written in Perl.
  • NagiosMIB — SNMP MIB files for traps sent from Nagios.

These projects are maintained in separate repositories on GitHub:

Contributions are always welcome! If you’d like to provide patches, please fork the desired repository and submit a pull request.

Plugin Development Guidelines

Are you interested in developing new Nagios plugins? If so, the Nagios Plugin Development Guidelines is a must read. The guide covers how plugins must return data to Nagios, as well as general guidelines for development and best practices.
https://www.nagios-plugins.org/doc/guidelines.html

Test Suite

The Nagios Plugins bundle comes with an extensive test suite. Some of the tests require libtap, a copy of which is shipped with the Nagios Plugins source tarball. In order to execute all tests, issue the following commands:

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