Alignak backend import

alignak REST backend import tool, alignak, backend, monitoring, nagios
pip install alignak-backend-import==1.2.2


Alignak Backend import

Import flat files Nagios-like configuration into the Alignak backend

Develop branch build status Latest documentation Status Development documentation Status Last PyPi version License AGPL v3

Short description

This package contains an utility tool alignak-backend-import that allows to import a Nagios-like flat files monitoring configuration into an Alignak Backend.

Release strategy

Alignak backend and its satellites (backend client, and backend import tools) must all have the same features level. As of it, take care to install the same minor version on your system to ensure compatibility between all the packages. Use 0.4.x version of Backend import and Backend client with a 0.4.x version of the Backend.

Alignak backend import

The alignak-backend-import script may be used to import a Nagios like flat-files configuration into the Alignak backend.

The online `documentation<>`_ exaplins all the command line parameters that may be used.

A simple usage example for this script:

# Assuming that you installed: alignak, alignak-backend and alignak-backend-import

# From the root of this repository
cd tests/alignak_cfg_files
# Import the test configuration in the Alignak backend
alignak-backend-import -d -m ./alignak-demo/alignak-backend-import.cfg

# The script imports the configuration and makes some console logs:
    alignak_backend_import, inserted elements:
    - 6 command(s)
    - 3 host(s)
    - 3 host_template(s)
    - no hostdependency(s)
    - no hostescalation(s)
    - 12 hostgroup(s)
    - 1 realm(s)
    - 1 service(s)
    - 14 service_template(s)
    - no servicedependency(s)
    - no serviceescalation(s)
    - 12 servicegroup(s)
    - 2 timeperiod(s)
    - 2 user(s)
    - 3 usergroup(s)

# To confirm, you easily can get an host from the backend
alignak-backend-cli -t host get test_host_0

# The script dumps the json host on the console and creates a file: */tmp/alignak-object-dump-host-test_host_0.json*
    "active_checks_enabled": true,
    "address": "",
    "address6": "",
    "alias": "test_host_0",
    "customs": {
        "_OSLICENSE": "gpl",
        "_OSTYPE": "gnulinux"

# Get the list of all imported hosts from the backend
alignak-backend-cli --list -t host get

# The script dumps the json list of hosts on the console and creates a file: */tmp/alignak-object-list-hosts.json*
    "active_checks_enabled": true,
    "address": "",
    "address6": "",
    "alias": "test_host_0",
    "customs": {
        "_OSLICENSE": "gpl",
        "_OSTYPE": "gnulinux"


From Alignak packages repositories

More information in the online Alignak backend documentation. Here is only an abstract...


# Alignak DEB stable packages
sudo echo deb xenial main | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/alignak.list
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv D401AB61

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install python-alignak-backend-import


sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/alignak-stable.repo:
   name=Alignak RPM stable packages

sudo yum repolist

sudo yum install python-alignak-backend-import


for Python 3 version, replace python with python3 in the packages name.

From PyPI

To install the package from PyPI:

sudo pip install alignak-backend-import

From source files

To install the package from the source files:

git clone
cd alignak-backend-import
sudo pip install .

Bugs, issues and contributing

Please report any issue using the project issues page.