check_multi is kind of a Nagios wrapper plugin which takes advantage of the Nagios 3.x capability to display multiple lines of plugin output. It calls multiple child plugins and displays their output in the long_plugin_output. A summary is given in the standard plugin output. The child return code with the highest severity becomes the parent (check_multi) plugin return code. The configuration is very simple: a NRPE-stylish config file contains a tag for each child plugin and then the check command line.
|Tags||Systems Administration Networking Monitoring Diagnostics|
Release Notes: This release introduces the new function, statusdat, which allows you to include all existing Nagios services into the state evaluation mechanism. This is a prerequisite for Business Process Views. Besides that, several new report modes allow the passive feeding of Nagios services with the results of check_multi child checks.