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Symantec Netbackup NSClient++ NRPE

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The Monitoring Connector Symantec Netbackup works with the Centreon NSClient++ monitoring agent or a NRPE agent on Linux to check Netbackup backup solutions.

Pack assets​

Monitored objects​

  • Veritas Netbackup solutions including:
    • Deduplication
    • Drives
    • Jobs
    • Tapes

Collected metrics​

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To monitor Netbackup software with NRPE, install the Centreon packaged version of the NSClient++ agent. Please follow our official documentation and make sure that the NRPE Server configuration is correct.

NetBackup cli​

The NetBackup CLI is available on both Windows and Linux and the Plugin uses it so it has to be installed.

Netbackup on Windows​

When using Netbackup on a Windows system, add these options --statefile-concat-cwd --statefile-dir="scripts/centreon/tmp" in the EXTRAOPTIONS Macro within App-Netbackup-Job-Status-NRPE-Custom Service Template.

Use | character in your Centreon Macro definitions is not possible.


  1. Install the Centreon NRPE Client package on every Poller expected to monitor Symantec NetBackup:
yum install centreon-nrpe-plugin
  1. On the Centreon Web interface, install the Centreon Pack NetBackup from the Configuration > Monitoring Connector Manager page

Host configuration​

  • Log into Centreon and add a new Host through Configuration > Hosts.
  • Apply the App-Netbackup-NRPE-custom template and configure all the mandatory Macros:
XNRPECLIENTNRPE Plugin binary to use (Default: 'check_centreon_nrpe')
XNRPEPORTNRPE Port of the target server (Default: '5666')
XNRPETIMEOUTTimeout value (Default: '30')
XNRPEEXTRAOPTIONSExtraoptions to use with the NRPE binary (default: '-u -m 8192')