In this recipe, you'll learn how to define custom user macros in resource files. This is good practice for strings used in
check_command definitions or other directives that are shared by more than one host or service. For example, take a look at the following example of writing the full path in a
In lieu of this, we could write the following line:
As a result, if the location of the
check_ssh script changes, we only need to change the value of
$USER1$ in the appropriate resource file to update all of its uses throughout the configuration.
Most of the macros in Nagios Core are defined automatically by the monitoring server, but up to 32 user-defined macros can be used as well in the