Check kemp-services


Kemp is a virtual load balancer ( This check warns on any virtual service which is marked as down, using the REST API.


  • Use --filter to only check services that contain a certain string in their NickName.

  • Use --state to choose which state should be returned.

Fact Sheet

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Check Interval Recommendation

Once a minute

Can be called without parameters


Available for

Python 2, Python 3, Windows




usage: kemp-services [-h] [-V] [--always-ok] [--filter FILTER] -H HOSTNAME
                     [--insecure] [--no-proxy] --password PASSWORD
                     [--port PORT] [--severity {warn,crit}] [--test TEST]
                     [--timeout TIMEOUT] -u USERNAME

Warns if virtual services provided by a kemp loadbalancer appliance are down.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -V, --version         show program's version number and exit
  --always-ok           Always returns OK.
  --filter FILTER       Only check services that contain this string in their
  -H HOSTNAME, --hostname HOSTNAME
                        KEMP Appliance address.
  --insecure            This option explicitly allows to perform "insecure"
                        SSL connections. Default: False
  --no-proxy            Do not use a proxy. Default: False
  --password PASSWORD   API Password.
  --port PORT           KEMP Appliance port.
  --severity {warn,crit}
                        Severity for alerting. Default: warn
  --test TEST           For unit tests. Needs "path-to-stdout-file,path-to-
  --timeout TIMEOUT     Network timeout in seconds. Default: 3 (seconds)
  -u USERNAME, --username USERNAME
                        API Username.

Usage Examples

./kemp-services --hostname localhost --username user --password password
./kemp-services --hostname localhost --username user --password password --filter PROD
./kemp-services --hostname localhost --username user --password password --filter PROD --state crirt


4 services checked.

NickName               ! State
KEMP LoadBalancer PROD ! [OK]
website1 PROD          ! [OK]
website2 PROD          ! [OK]
website01 DEV          ! [OK]


  • WARN (default) if any virtual service is marked as down.

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