Monitoring /proc/user_beancounters with nagios

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To be added locally on the VZ HN to /etc/nagios/nrpe_local.conf and as a standalone script run with cron.

Works as nagios-plugin with option '-c' or reports an increase of a failcnt-value by mail if run e.g. as a cronjob with option '-i'. We use it with both cases to be sure that we see a peak in case it happened between the nagios-checks.

The most current version of this script is available at

Alternative Script[edit]

Here is an alternative script, also written in python: OpenVZ Nagios Bean Counters Script