[hobbit] Can´t receive client data

Buchan Milne bgmilne at staff.telkomsa.net
Thu Aug 13 17:59:43 CEST 2009

On Wednesday, 12 August 2009 12:56:47 Thorben Advena wrote:
> Hi,
> i installed a new server with sles11 and Xymon 4.2.3. I must move our
> old server with the Hobbit Monitor 4.2.0 to the new machine.I reuse the
> most of the configuration files from the Hobbit Monitor 4.2.0 to
> configure Xymon.
> My biggest problem ist, that xymon can´t recieve any data from my hobbit
> clients on the other machines. So i can only see the conn-, info- and
> trends Information.

The network tests etc. are run on the server side. I assume you have clients 
already installed, reporting to the old server.

> The other way around i recieve all data from my
> server (Xymon Server) over the xymon client. So i can check cpu-, disk
> status and so on. Must i install on all my machines a xymon client to
> recieve data ?

No, however you probably have the existing clients configured to send their 
data to the old server. You can either:
1)Hope that everything works, and switch the IPs / hostname of your hobbit 
server, tben it will receive the data
2)Enable the bbproxy task on the existing hobbit server, to proxy the data the 
clients send to the new server as well. When you are ready to switch, you can 
sync all the data across, and then just switch the IPs. You will need to 
change things on the existing server so hobbitd listens on a different port 
(e.g. 1985), and bbproxy listens on the normal port (1984), forwarding to the 
local hobbitd on port 1985, and the new hobbitd on port 1984 at the new IP.


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