NRPE is a Unix client for executing plugins on remote hosts. It is distributed both as rpm-packages and as portable source-code and compiles on AIX, HP-UX 11, HP-UX 10, GNU/Linux, NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Windows (using Cygwin), IRIX, SCO Unix, OpenVMS, MacOSX, Solaris and SunOS. NRPE is used in combination with a set of local plugins.
Since the different distributions are excellent at shipping high-quality updates on short notice, we recommend our customers to use the NRPE packaging provided upstream. Some older releases are still available in our Plugins archive.
See the op5 Administrator Manual: Agents for configuration and usage instructions.