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Apache Web Server: Performance Indicators

Distribution Official part of Checkmk
License GPLv2
Supported Agents Linux
This check parses the information provided by the Apache status module. If you have enabled that module (on Debian/Ubuntu this is the default), then below the URL /server-status Apache show interesting information like:

- Uptime since the server was started/restarted

- Number of idle workers

- Number of buys workers

- Number of open slots

- Total number of slots

- Total number of accesses

- CPU Load (for each worker, total for all workers)

- Averages (number of requests per second, number of bytes served per second, number of bytes per request)

- Scoreboard

- Total connections

- Information about connection (writing, keep alive, closing)

- The number of busy servers

- The number of idle servers

The agent plug-in apache_status fetches that data and this check processes it.

The status is always OK but it fetches interesting performance data.

As a preparation you need to install the agent plug-in apache_status into your agent's plugins directory (usually /usr/lib/check_mk_agent/plugins). The plug-in tries to autodetect all running apache servers. If that fails for some reason you need to create the configuration file /etc/check_mk/apache_status.cfg and list your servers here. Write a Python list of dicts for protocol, servername and port. With the optional item 'page' its posible to change the status page from server-status to a name you want


A string-combination of servername and port, e.g. {}.


One service is created for each Apache server.