NSCAFragment supports the following attributes:

nameRequiredThe unique name of this fragment.
monitor_hostRequiredThis setting specifies the host name or IP address of the System Monitor host.
monitor_portRequiredThis setting specifies the TCP port that the System Monitor listens to.

This setting specifies the connection password

  • for NSCA - password configured in the ncsa.cfg file.

This setting specifies the connection timeout in ms.

Default: 5000

monitor_response_timeoutOptionalThis setting specifies the response timeout in ms.

This setting specifies that the communication with the System Monitor is encrypted. By default no encryption is used.

  • NONE             - no encryption
  • XOR            - XOR encryption
  • TRIPLE_DES - use of triple des algorithm for encryption
service_hostRequiredThis setting specifies the name of the host that executes the passive check.

System Monitor: Opsview

If you are using Opsview® as a monitoring tool: consider that the plugin will not work, since Opsview® supports ca. 20 encryption types that are not supported by this plugin. You can only use the plugin when no encryption (type: NONE) is used.

Instead, you can use the JS7 - Notification - Configuration Element CommandFragment and indicate the exact command to send passive checks to your System Monitor from a remote machine using the System Monitor's Agent.


Nagios® / op5®

The following is an excerpt from an XML configuration for notification with Nagios® and op5® via the NSCAFragment:

Example for Nagios / op5
monitor_host            The hostname or IP address of the System Monitor host 
monitor_port            The TCP port that the System Monitor listens to
monitor_encryption      Encryption algorithm
service_host            The host that executes the passive check. The name must match the corresponding setting in the System Monitor.
${MON_O_CONTROLLER_ID}  The JS7 Controller ID, see Monitor Variables
<Message name="nsca_message"><![CDATA[
controller id=${MON_O_CONTROLLER_ID}, history id=${MON_O_HISTORY_ID}, workflow path=${MON_O_WORKFLOW_PATH}, order id=(${MON_O_ORDER_ID}), order step status=${MON_OS_SEVERITY}, error=${MON_OS_ERROR_TEXT}
<NSCAFragment monitor_host="monitor_host" 
  <MessageRef ref="nsca_message"/>
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