Monitoring MySQL with Nagios – Quick View

Hi all!
As you know, we have some commercial solutions to monitoring/alerting MySQL, like MySQL Enterprise Monitor or Oracle Grid/Cloud Control.

But, regarding we are using MySQL instead of Oracle Database, we can assume it’s probably a decision taken based on cost. So, considering Open Source solutions, we basically have Nagios, Zabbix, OpenNMS…

MangagedMonitoringConsole

 

Thinking on Nagios, in my opinion the “supra sumo” is mysql_health_check.pl.
Below whitepaper and presentation:
White Paper
Presentation
Code
Good one by Sheeri Cabral and posted here!

Any way, with theese two we can make lots of magic:

1. check_mysql.pl
– Check status of MySql server (slow queries, etc)
– Queries per second graph

2. check_db_query.pl
– Allowes to run SQL Queries and setting thresholds for warning e critical. Ex:

check_db_query.pl -d database -q query [-w warn] [-c crit] [-C conn_file] [-p placeholder]

Ex for Nagios call:

define command{
command_name    check_db_entries
command_line    /usr/local/bin/perl $USER1$/check_db_query.pl -d "$ARG1$" -q "$ARG2$" $ARG3$
}

So, now it’s just make your queries and implement your free monitoring on MySQL! 🙂
Matheus.

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