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Symantec Netbackup NSClient++ NRPE


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

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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')