Recently I started to try writing a customized script for the icinga monitoring tool. I will try to describe the steps I went trough to achieve this in this post. I assume you already have a working icinga setup. If not you can find documentation about this on

First of all you need to script. I created a script which will check if a service is running using the command

# /etc/init.d/service status

to see how to implement this in icinga. The script can be found on my github repo.

Once you have tested …