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Monitoring Plugin to integrate casperjs in icinga/nagios/shinken


phantomjs and casperjs

Perl libs:

  • XML::Simple

install Requirements


  • get phantomjs from http://phantomjs.org/download.html (Version 1.9.8 has been tested)

    • wget https://bitbucket.org/ariya/phantomjs/downloads/phantomjs-1.9.8-linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
    • tar xf phantomjs-1.9.8-linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
  • untar/copy to a directory

  • link binary to a folder in PATH sudo ln -s /opt/phantomjs/bin/phantomjs /usr/local/bin/


  • get casperjs from http://casperjs.org/ (Version 1.1-beta3 has been tested)

    • wget https://github.com/n1k0/casperjs/tarball/1.1-beta3
    • tar xf 1.1-beta3
  • copy to a directoy

  • link binary to a folder in PATH

    • sudo ln -s /opt/casperjs/bin/casperjs /usr/local/bin/



aptitude install libxml-simple-perl

install plugin

icinga:/usr/local/icinga/libexec # git clone https://github.com/chrnie/check_casperjs


./check_casperjs.pl --help

check_casperjs.pl 0.61 - checks casperjs usecases
Options are:
  -c, --critical                  critical threshold in ms for overall duration
  -w, --warning                   warning threshold in ms for overall duration
  -o, --casperjs-options          add extra options for casperjs
  -t, --test-case                 test case for casperjs
  -h, --help                      display this help and exit
      --usage                     display a short usage instruction
  -p  --proxy                     need proxy?
  -u  --url                       for variable urls
  -s  --screenshots               capture screenshots on each step.
  -v, --verbose                   be verbose
  -V, --version                   output version information and exit
  This plugin uses casperjs and phantomjs.


  • simple Resurrectio Example ./check_casperjs.pl -w 30000 -c 60000 -t tests/Resurrectio_icinga.org.js
  • wordpress backend example (with static screenshot in /tmp) check_casperjs.pl --warning 50000 --critical 60000 -t tests/wordpress_backend.js --url http://my_wordpress_blog.example.org -o user=testuser -o pass=SecretPassword
OK - PASS Find an element matching: form[name=loginform] input[name=log] in 0.877 s
PASS Find an element matching: form[name=loginform] input[name=pwd] in 0.078 s
PASS Find an element matching: form[name=loginform] input[type=submit] in 0.241 s
PASS Find an element matching: div#wpadminbar in 1.853 s
PASS Find an element matching: #wp-admin-bar-logout > a:nth-child(1) in 0.898 s
PASS Current url matches the provided pattern in 0.846 s
|'Find an element matching: form[name=loginform] input[name=log]'=0.877s;50;60;0;60 'Find an element matching: form[name=loginform] input[name=pwd]'=0.078s;50;60;0;60 'Find an element matching: form[name=loginform] input[type=submit]'=0.241s;50;60;0;60 'Find an element matching: div#wpadminbar'=1.853s;50;60;0;60 'Find an element matching: #wp-admin-bar-logout > a:nth-child(1)'=0.898s;50;60;0;60 'Current url matches the provided pattern'=0.846s;50;60;0;60 'total'=4.793s;50;60;0;60


It's possible to use Resurrectio. This Chrome Plugin can records casperjs files. You can grab it from the Chrome App Market.



  • git clone git://git.netways.org/plugins/check_casperjs.git


  • wget https://git.netways.org/plugins/check_casperjs/archive-tarball/master
  • tar xf master