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v4.0.1-alpha · public · Published about 4 years ago

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Sensu plugin for monitoring Chrony NTP

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Sensu Chrony Checks Plugin


A sensu plugin to monitor Chrony NTP. There is also a metrics plugin for collecting things like offset, delay etc.

The plugin generates multiple OK/WARN/CRIT/UNKNOWN check events via the sensu client socket ( so that you do not miss state changes when monitoring offset, stratum and status.


  • bin/check-chrony.rb
  • bin/metrics-chrony.rb


The plugin accepts the following command line options:

Usage: check-chrony.rb (options)
    -c, --chronyc-cmd <PATH>         Path to chronyc executable (default: /usr/bin/chronyc)
        --crit-offset <OFFSET>       Critical if OFFSET exceeds current offset (ms)
        --crit-stratum <STRATUM>     Critical if STRATUM exceeds current stratum
        --dryrun                     Do not send events to sensu client socket
        --handlers <HANDLERS>        Comma separated list of handlers
        --warn-offset <OFFSET>       Warn if OFFSET exceeds current offset (ms)
        --warn-stratum <STRATUM>     Warn if STRATUM exceeds current stratum

Use the --handlers command line option to specify which handlers you want to use for the generated events.

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sensuctl asset add jBRNDnl/sensu-plugins-chrony --rename jbrndnl/sensu-plugins-chrony

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Asset registration

Assets are the best way to make use of this plugin. If you're not using an asset, please consider doing so! If you're using sensuctl 5.13 or later, you can use the following command to add the asset:

sensuctl asset add jBRNDnl/sensu-plugins-chrony --renamd jbrndnl/sensu-plugins-chrony

If you're using an earlier version of sensuctl, you can download the asset definition from this project's Bonsai asset index page.

Check definition

type: CheckConfig
api_version: core/v2
    name: check-chrony
    namespace: default
    labels: null
    annotations: null
  check_hooks: null
  command: check-chrony.rb
  env_vars: null
  handlers: []
  interval: 60
  publish: true
  round_robin: false
  - jbrndnl/sensu-plugins-chrony
  - sensu/sensu-ruby-runtime
  - linux

Sensu Core

System-wide installation:

$ gem install sensu-plugins-chrony

Embedded sensu installation:

$ /opt/sensu/embedded/bin/gem install sensu-plugins-chrony

Check definition

  "checks": {
    "check-chrony": {
      "command": "check-chrony.rb",
      "subscribers": ["ALL"],
      "interval": 60,
      "refresh": 60


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