Monitoring Bitcoin with Nagios

I’ve recently resurrected an old Bitcoin wallet (mainly because the value has increased exponentially since I first was on the network 8 years ago!), and now run a Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) node locally. Fitting in with my OCD-esque habit of monitoring all the things, I felt the need for some Nagios integration!

While there are a few plugins out there for Ethereum, I couldn’t find an equivalent for the Bitcoin networks that allow you to monitor a local node – so I’ve created one!

The plugin is available on GitHub, any expansions/improvements/fixes would be very welcome!