Icinga 2 Plugin to check a Fritz!Box

> Note: > > This check plugin is no longer actively maintained. > For the motives and alternatives please read the following comment: >


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Support
  3. Requirements
  4. Usage
  5. CheckCommand
  6. Security
  7. Contributors
  8. Thanks
  9. Development


This is a check plugin for Icinga 2 to monitor a Fritz!Box.


If you have any questions, please hop onto the community channels.


Required packages

The following packages are required to use this check plugin.

  • curl
  • bc

Please use your favorite package manager to install them.

Fritz!Box configuration

The TR-064 feature must be enabled on the Fritz!Box. You can enable the feature in the following menu:

Heimnetz -> Netzwerk, switch over to the tab Netzwerkeinstellungen

The setting Zugriff für Anwendungen zulassen must be activated. After a restart of your Fritz!Box the TR-064 feature is activated.

> Note: > > You may need to activate the advanced view (Erweiterte Ansicht) to see the setting.


  1. Get the latest stable release
  2. Extract the archive
  3. Execute the getSecurityPort script, to find your TR-064 SSL port
  4. Copy the check_tr64_fritz script to your Icinga 2 check plugin directory
  5. Add the CheckCommand definition to your Icinga 2 configuration.
  6. Create a new service in Icinga 2 for your Fritz!Box

You can find additional information on how to setup check plugins for Icinga 2 in the offical Icinga 2 documentation



Name Description
HOST Hostname or IP address of your Fritz!Box.


$ ./getSecurityPort
Your Fritz!Box Security Port (for TR-064 over SSL) is: 49443


check_tr64_fritz -h  -p  -u  -P  -f  -w  -c 


Name Description
-h Optional. Hostname or IP address of your Fritz!Box. Defaults to "".
-p Optional. The port number for TR-064 over SSL. Defaults to "49443".
-u Optional. Username to authenticate against the Fritz!Box. Defaults to "dslf-config".
-P Required. Password to authenticate against the Fritz!Box.
-f Optional. Function that should be checked. Defaults to "status".
-w Optional. Warning threshold. Defaults to "0".
-c Optional. Critical threshold. Defaults to "0".
-v Optional. Print current plugin version and usage text.
-d Optional. Print debug information (TR-064 XML output).

> Note: > > The username and password are the same as for the web interface of your > Fritz!Box. If you don't use the login method with username and password, you > can leave the username empty.


Name Description
status Optional Index. Returns the connection state. Default Index to "pppoe".
linkuptime Optional Index. Returns the uptime of the WAN link. Default Index to "pppoe".
uptime Returns the device uptime.
downstream Returns the usable downstream rate in MBit/s.
upstream Returns the usable upstream rate in MBit/s.
downstreamrate Returns the current downstream speed in MBit/s.
upstreamrate Returns the current upstream speed in MBits/s.
update Returns the update state.
thermometer Requires Index. Returns the connection status and temperature of a smart home thermometer device.
socketpower Requires Index. Returns the connection status and current power usage in watts of a smart home socket device.
socketenergy Requires Index. Returns the connection status and total consumption over the last year in kWh of a smart home socket device.
socketswitch Requires Index. Returns the connection status and the current switch state. Setting the thresholds to 1 or greater will threat the OFF state as critical.


Function Index Description
status cable, pppoe Check the specified connection type.
linkuptime cable, pppoe Check the specified connection type.
thermometer [NUMBER] Check the specified DECT thermometer.
socketpower [NUMBER] Check the specified DECT socket.
socketenergy [NUMBER] Check the specified DECT socket.
socketswitch [NUMBER] Check the specified DECT socket.

> Note: > > You can specify the index with a double point and the index number after the function name e.g. thermometer:3.


$ ./check_tr64_fritz -P password -f uptime
OK - Uptime 29990 seconds (0d 8h 19m 50s) | uptime=2999

$ ./check_tr64_fritz -P password -f status:cable
WARNING - Connecting | status=1

$ ./check_tr64_fritz -P password -f thermometer:3
OK - Comet DECT 03.68 - Wohnzimmer CONNECTED 21.5 °C | thermometer_current_state=0 thermometer_current_temp=21.5 warn=0 crit=0

> Note: > > Please also read the seperate documentation about the Smart Home index


You can use the following CheckCommand definition for your Icinga 2 configuration.

object CheckCommand "check_tr64_fritz" {
  command = [ PluginDir + "/check_tr64_fritz" ]

  arguments = {
    "-h" = "$fritz_host$"
    "-p" = "$fritz_port$"
    "-u" = "$fritz_username$"
    "-P" = "$fritz_password$"
    "-f" = "$fritz_function$"
    "-w" = "$fritz_warning$"
    "-c" = "$fritz_critical$"

  vars.fritz_host = "$address$"
  vars.fritz_port = "49443"
  vars.fritz_username = "dslf-config"
  vars.fritz_function = "status"

You can find more information about a CheckCommand definition inside the offical Icinga 2 documentation.



You can use an independently account for the authentication against the Fritz!Box.

  1. Login to your Fritz!Box
  2. Navigate to System -> Fritz!Box-Benutzer

Here you can add a new user to your Fritz!Box. The user needs at least the following permissions to work properly.

  • _FRITZ!Box Einstellungen__
  • Sprachnachrichten, Faxnachrichten, FRITZ!App Fon und Anrufliste
  • Smart Home


The check_tr64_script use SSL to communicate with the Fritz!Box. Therefore you need to find out your SSL port for the TR-064 protocol. Please use the script getSecurityPort to find out the port that is used by your Fritz!Box.

> Note: > > The script getSecurityPort don't use the SSL protocol to communitcate with > the Fritz!Box. The information about the used port for TR-064 over SSL is > available without authentication against the Fritz!Box.

Icinga Web 2

You must specify your Fritz!Box password inside your Icinga 2 configuration to monitor your Fritz!Box, therefore ensure that you are hiding the custom password attribute in Icinga Web 2.

  1. Log in to Icinga Web 2.
  2. Go to Configuration -> Modules -> monitoring -> Security.
  3. Ensure that your custom password attribute is protected (defaults are *pw*,*pass*,community). If you named your custom variable fritz_password it will be protected by the default entry *pass*.
  4. Check it by going to one of your Fritz!Box service and check if the password is display with ***.


Thanks to all contributors!



Fork the project to your GitHub account, commit your changes and send a pull request. For developing on this project it is advantageous to have a Fritz!Box at your place to test your changes.

Before we start to fetching and parsing the TR-064 data we need to know which data our Fritz!Box provides. We can either fetch a list of this directly from the Fritz!Box or we can also look into the documentation from the manufacturer AVM. It is good to do both, make sure that the data we want to fetch is supported by AVM and our Fritz!Box actually provides it.

You can fetch the list directly from the Fritz!Box, go to http://:49000/tr64desc.xml to fetch this list. You will get a XML file that contains many entries and it looks like the following.



Name Description
serviceType Service category which we want to call
controlURL URL we need to call, when fetching information from the choosen category

You can find the manufacturer documentation here. Have a look into the PDF files and search for a action that provides your needed data.

To finally create our TR-064 request we need three information beforehand.

  1. The serviceType e.g. DeviceInfo
  2. The controlURL e.g. deviceinfo (Only the last part after the slash.)
  3. The action e.g. 'GetInfo' (Look into the manufacturer documentation to find those.)

Inside the devel directory you can find a bash script, that allows you to fetch the raw TR-064 data (basically in XML format).

This script fetches and output the raw TR-064 data.


Name Description
-h Hostname/IP Adress of your Fritz!Box.
-p The port number for TR-064 over SSL.
-u Username.
-P Password.
-U controlURL.
-s serviceType.
-a action.
-x Index.


./ -P [PASSWORD] -U deviceinfo -s DeviceInfo -a GetInfo

<?xml version="1.0"?>

FRITZ!Box 7490
FRITZ!Box 7490 113.06.92
FRITZ!Box 7490


Now you can see the raw TR-064 and see if your needed information is in there. If yes you can now extend the check plugin script and parsing the output to output the result in a proper format.