We have a group of Linux servers running SUSE Linux and we would like to monitor the NTP status. If we manually login to the servers we would do something like:
# ntpq -nc peers which would return something like this: remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter ============================================================================== *000.000.000.000 000.000.000.1 2 u 47 128 377 1.271 0.575 0.124
We can then see the offset and see if it is excessive or not.
We tried adding the SNTP sensor to one server as a test to see how it went, but it returns with a sensor timeout error.
Can you confirm that we should be able to monitor linux servers with the SNTP sensor. If not, can you confirm the best way in which to monitor NTP, I am guessing via some sort of custom SSH script sensor?