topcommand in Linux systems, this shows a similar list of the top processes running on any OS from inside the NCPA web GUI. To use this page, your browser must support websockets.
New to NCPA? See some of the awesome features present in the Web GUI and API, available on any operating system.
NCPA is written in Python and is able to run on almost any Operating System. We build official binaries for Windows, Mac OS X, and various Linux flavors.
Both types of checks can utilize API endpoints and custom plugins. Active checks can be ran using the check_ncpa.py Nagios plugin. Passive checks can send to any NRDP server.
One of the core components in NCPA is the Web GUI. Using the Web GUI, you can browse the API, read the docs, view system information, configure, and generate graphs.
Adding your own custom plugins to NCPA means you can run your Nagios compatible plugins with ease any way you want; via the API, as an active check, or as a passive check.
One of the awesome features of NCPA is the ability to graph real-time server statistics. Most of the general server system info can be graphed in real-time.
We compile and bundle all the required dependencies for NCPA into libraries to create a single installable agent. This includes Python and all the modules required.
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For active checks. Version: 1.1.5
Download the older versions of NCPA.
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Access the latest dev builds. These builds are not meant for production.
Want to see NCPA in action? Start using NCPA to monitor your own environment with this quick-start guide.
Read the help documentation that comes standard in the NCPA. You can also view this in any NCPA GUI by clicking the Help tab.
Of course! While we built NCPA with Nagios XI in mind (due to some awesome integration via the NCPA config wizard) but the agent can send passive checks to Nagios Core or use our check_ncpa.py plugin to run active checks from Nagios Core.
Python is a very flexible language. It can be used on most operating systems and when we wanted to be able to run our binaries without any requirements, it's modular layout pairs perfectly with it's small footprint. Python also has a large community and is a very popular language.
The quickest way to get in contact with the developers is by creating an issue on the project's GitHub issues page. Try to be as descriptive as possible so we can reproduce the bug and fix it.
While the Nagios Open Source Software License may seem rather restricting, we want to work together by collaborating with the community. You may fork the NCPA GitHub repository to contribute to the development of NCPA. However, you cannot fork the code to create a competing product.
Yes, it is. You may have noticed that NCPA has periods of active daily development and periods where there may be hardly any development from the Nagios developers. This is a true open source project for the Nagios developers and we don't normally work on it during the business work day. We are normally busy making cool new features and squashing bugs in the variety of enterprise monitoring products that Nagios Enterprises offers. This means 95% of all NCPA development is done on the developer's own time. With that said, we will try to respond to any issues on GitHub as quickly as possible, so don't be shy.
The origins of NCPA can be traced back to the 2012 Nagios World Conference, where a network admin stated, "I have no idea why agents are so difficult". After reflecting on the statement, we had no answer. The idea for NCPA to be a single monitoring agent that was secure, simple, and easy to manage was formed.
In 2014, the first version of NCPA was released with the basic features that are core to the project such as the cross-platform API.
Today, NCPA has come a long way from the initial idea back in 2014. It includes countless extra features with many more under development.
If you'd like to get involved with development, check out the contributing guide on GitHub. If you're not a developer, but would like to help in other ways, feel free to give your feedback and comments in the issues section of the project.