Results Forwarder

Receives Passive results from outside of the system in 4k Blocks from a separately installed source, such as NRD or NSCA.


The Results-Forwarder requires access to the MessageQueue and Registry. Please make sure these packages are installed, configured and running before attempting to start the results forwarder process.


Refer to Advanced Automated Installation.


The user configuration options should be set in /opt/opsview/resultsforwarder/etc/resultsforwarder.yaml. Default values are shown in /opt/opsview/resultsforwarder/etc/resultsforwarder.defaults.yaml, but changes should not be made here since the file will get overwritten on package update.

The following options can be set:

Submitting results

Results and acknowledgements can be submitted into Opsview Monitor by writing into the /opt/opsview/var/results.sock pipe file. This can be used for submitting passive checks.

Entries should be written in the following format:

[<timestamp>] PROCESS_SERVICE_CHECK_RESULT;<host_name>;<service_name>;<return_code>;<plugin_output>
[<timestamp>] PROCESS_HOST_CHECK_RESULT;<host_name>;<return_code>;<plugin_output>
[<timestamp>] ACKNOWLEDGE_HOST_PROBLEM;<host_name>;<sticky>;<notify>;<persistent>;<author>;<comment>
[<timestamp>] ACKNOWLEDGE_SVC_PROBLEM;<host_name>;<service_name>;<sticky>;<notify>;<persistent>;<author>;<comment>


The timestamp should be in epoch format.

For example, to submit a passive result that has just occurred, with a WARNING state (1) and the output text “example text” to a Service “serviceA” on Host “host1”:

echo "[$(date +'%s')] PROCESS_SERVICE_CHECK_RESULT;host1;serviceA;1;example text" >> /opt/opsview/var/results.sock

Unknown hosts or services will be logged into syslog.




Watchdog service files are now managed by the package, doing a remove would leave the watchdog service file behind with a .save extension. Purging the package will remove it. The package managed config files are as follows



Watchdog service files are now managed by the package. Any modifications will be saved at upgrade and remove processes with the .rpmnew and .rpmsave extensions correspondingly.


Service administration

As root, start, stop and restart the service using:

/opt/opsview/watchdog/bin/opsview-monit <start|stop|restart> opsview-resultsforwarder
["Opsview"] ["User Guide"]

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