QCG Broker Nagios Probe Installation


  • Packages requirements. All packages required by QCG-Broker client will be automatically instaled by YUM during the installation of qcg-broker-client package.
    • Java (>= 1.5)

      For SL5.x

      yum install java-1.6.0-sun-compat.x86_64
    • Apache Ant (>= 1.6) ("Optional tasks for ant" are required. For SL5.x the ant-nodeps.x86_64 package must be installed)

      For SL5.x

      yum install ant.x86_64 ant-nodeps.x86_64
    • xml-commons-apis - installation of this package is not mandatory, but is recommended to avoid confusing information about not important errors.

      For SL5.x

      yum install xml-commons.x86_64 xml-commons-apis.x86_64
  • trusted CA certificates To enable secure communication between client and QCG-Broker service set of trusted CA certificates must be copied either into /etc/grid-security/certificates directory or configured for every user.

For the PL-Grid project: Install Polish Grid and PL-Grid Simpla-CA certificates:

wget https://dist.eugridpma.info/distribution/igtf/current/accredited/RPMS/ca_PolishGrid-1.42-1.noarch.rpm
wget http://software.plgrid.pl/packages/general/ca_PLGRID-SimpleCA-1.0-2.noarch.rpm
wget https://dist.eugridpma.info/distribution/util/fetch-crl/fetch-crl-2.8.5-1.noarch.rpm

rpm -i ca_PolishGrid-1.40-1.noarch.rpm 
rpm -i ca_PLGRID-SimpleCA-1.0-2.noarch.rpm 

#install certificate revocation list fetching utility 
rpm -i fetch-crl-2.8.5-1.noarch.rpm

#get fresh CRLs now

#install cron job for it
cat > /etc/cron.daily/fetch-crl.cron << EOF

chmod a+x /etc/cron.daily/fetch-crl.cron
  • Proxy credential


The package is designed for Scientific Linux 5.x (recommended and tested version is 5.5). The installation process requires root privileges.

  • Install PL-Grid or/and QCG repositories:
    • Official PL-Grid repository
      rpm -Uvh http://software.plgrid.pl/packages/repos/plgrid-repos-2010-2.noarch.rpm
    • QosCosGrid testing repository
      cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/qcg.repo << EOF
      name=QosCosGrid YUM repository
  • install QCG-Broker Nagios Probe YUM Package Manager:
    yum install nagios-plugins-qcg-broker


qcg-nagios -H host [-p port] -n dn -x proxy [-t timeout -v -V -j jobdesc] qcg-nagios -u url -n dn -x proxy [-t timeout -v -V -j jobdesc]

-v - verbose

-V - help

Usage example

/usr/libexec/grid-monitoring/probes/pl.plgrid/QCG-Broker-probes/qcg-nagios \
                        -H elder7.man.poznan.pl \
                        -p 8443 \
                        -n /C=PL/O=GRID/O=PSNC/CN=qcg-broker/hostname.domain \
                        -x /tmp/x509up_u500 \

/usr/libexec/grid-monitoring/probes/pl.plgrid/QCG-Broker-probes/qcg-nagios \
                        -u https://hostname.domain:8443/qcg/services/JobFactory \
                        -n /C=PL/O=GRID/O=PSNC/CN=qcg-broker/hostname.domain \
                        -x /tmp/x509up_u500 \