MK Livestatus. Accessing Nagios data with “unixcat” and LQL.

Introduction.

In recent posts we have installed check_mk in Centos / Redhat 6 or Centos / Redhat 7. Installing full check_mk integrates MK Livestatus component although it is also possible to install it separately to access a Nagios standalone data.

The most important thing is to know initially that data can be obtained and the format of these. We will use a utility included with MK Livestatus for Nagios data access, unixcat. Then in another post we will see how to access data through one of the APIs that includes MK Livestatus (Python).

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