Icinga2: LiveStatus Activation/Installation

Hey all,

Here is a quick note how to install and activate MK Livestatus (Check_MK) API for your Icinga2 installation.

More info about livestatus on the official website: https://mathias-kettner.de/checkmk_livestatus.html

So, check if it’s already activated:

# icinga2 feature list
Disabled features: compatlog debuglog gelf graphite influxdb livestatus opentsdb perfdata statusdata syslog
Enabled features: api checker command ido-mysql mainlog notification

As we can see livestatus is currently disabled

Let’s enable it using the following command:

# icinga2 feature enable livestatus
Enabling feature livestatus. Make sure to restart Icinga 2 for these changes to take effect.

Now we need to add one more LivestatusListener object and fix the existing one to support livestatus on local unix socket and on TCP socket.

Open /etc/icinga2/features-enabled/livestatus.conf and edit it as following:

library "livestatus"

object LivestatusListener "livestatus-tcp" {
  socket_type = "tcp"
  bind_host = ""
  bind_port = "6666"

object LivestatusListener "livestatus-unix" {
  socket_type = "unix"
  socket_path = "/var/run/icinga2/cmd/livestatus"

You can bind it to some specific IP and/or change port to another one if you need, also make sure that your socket_path is exists

# ls -la /var/run/icinga2/cmd/livestatus
srw-rw---- 1 icinga icingacmd 0 Oct 30 10:51 /var/run/icinga2/cmd/livestatus

Let me know if you have any questions




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