winrpe - Nagios NRPE for Windows

Winrpe

Winrpe is a Nagios NRPE implementation for windows systems. It is a packaging of Nagios NRPE addon, Xinet, Cygwin and a collection of windows specific NRPE plugins for monitoring cpu, disk, memory, eventlog, services and performance counters. It can easily be expanded by other plugins.

The Nagios NRPE addon(link is external) allows you to execute Nagios plugins on remote machines, enabling you to monitor local resources like CPU load, memory and disk usage. Since these resources are not usually exposed to other machines, an agent like Winrpe must be installed on the remote Windows machines. Xinetd(link is external) is an open source super server daemon, which features a variety of access control (tcp wrappers) and configuration mechanisms (time and connection limits) and extensive logging. Cygwin(link is external) is a Linux-like environment for Windows. It consists of a DLL (cygwin1.dll), which emulates substantial Linux API functionality, and a collection of tools.

 

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NRPE

 

Ok3.1.0

Ok2.15

32-bit build Ok Ok
64-bit build Ok  
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Installation

Supported platforms : Vista/2008/7/2012/8/10/2016

Winrpe is available as a zip file containing an installer. Simply unzip your downloaded copy and run the package "winrpe_x.x.x_Installer.exe":

  1. Accept License agreement.
  2. Specify an installation location.
  3. Specify a service account for the Xinet service.
  4. Installation starts. By clicking 'Details' button, you can get more detailed information about installation. Check if everything seems ok.

Winrpe is now installed and Xinet is activated as a manual service with a proper configuration to serve nrpe requests. Consult documentation from start menu for more information about components installed.

 

Usage

You need to update the configuration file nrpe.cfg (available from start menu) according to your needs and change the start mode to  automatic. You can also enhance your Winrpe installation by other NRPE plugins from NagiosExchange (link is external)or SourceForge(link is external).

Example use of Winrpe with Nagwin:  Basic monitoring of Windows hosts via Winrpe

Uninstallation

This one is easy too:

  1. Make sure that no monitors are connected.
  2. Choose Uninstall from Start menu. Again, you can monitor uninstallation process by clicking 'Details' button. 

 This package contains components with following terms of licensing:

 

Component Product Free Licensing
NRPE 3.1.0 2.15 NRPE license Source code for NRPE is available here.
Crypto library LibreSSL 2.5.4 OpenSSL 1.0.1k #
Cygwin and GNU tools 2.8.0 1.7.33 CYGWIN license Source code for Cygwin and GNU Tools are available here.
Winrpe

5.0.0

(32-/64-bit)

4.2.2

(32-bit)

Product: Itefix EULA

Free: Two-sentence BSD