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How can I monitor a Radius server

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We have a ClearPass radius server running in our network and I want to monitor the service as well as just ping the machine. I've searched online but all the documentation just points to https://wiki.opennms.org/wiki/RadiusPoller, which is blank. I did find this article (http://opennms.530661.n2.nabble.com/RadiusAuthDetector-and-RadiusAuthMonitor-td7586005.html) but I tried it and it doesn't seem to work. Is Radius monitoring supported "out of the box" as I found stated on one wiki page, or is it something I have to configure by hand?

I have had some success defining my own services to monitor (specific ports etc) but this one has me beaten.

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asked Sep 12, 2016 by thqt07 (270 points)

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answered Sep 22, 2016 by mfuhrmann (7,350 points)
Thanks - that sheds some more light but I have V17.0.0-1 not 18. What I can't seem to figure out is how I install or get the radius plugin package (which I think I need). The instructions have "{opennms-package-base-name}" in the name but no matter what I use it doesn't find anything. I tried "opennms-plugin-protocol-radius", "opennms17.0.0-1-plugin-protocol-radius". How can I determine the package base name?

Or is the plugin support new in V18 and so not available to me?

I am running on Ubuntu.
The correct name should be


But I'm using v18...
Here's what I get:

mwells@openNMS:/etc/opennms$ sudo apt-get install opennms-plugin-protocol-radius
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
N: Ignoring file '50unattended-upgrades.ucf-dist' in directory '/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension
E: Unable to locate package opennms-plugin-protocol-radius

The "50unattended-upgrades" is to do with a update to Ubuntu that happened recently - I haven't had time to chase it down yet. But notice the last line. Perhaps I'm not looking in the right places?

I really appreciate your help.

Do you have OpenNMS repository configuration files in "/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/"?
If so, a "sudo aptitude search opennms" should find something, if not, please visit https://chat.opennms.com (OpenNMS discussion) to troubleshoot your problem.
I don't think that the QA board is the perfect plattform for your problem.