[Xymon] Green status during a total blackout
Neil.Simmonds at express-gifts.co.uk
Wed Jul 27 12:54:04 CEST 2011
If your Xymon server was down how could it recognise that it had not received any data?
If it received data within 5 minutes of it restarting then I would fully expect it to show green for the intervening period. I don't think Xymon can recognise that it was itself down and therefore show white/purple in the history. The timer that causes these statuses would have been reset by the reboot which would mean that as long as it then receives data from the clients within the new refreshed timer period it would stay green.
The only way I can think of that would allow you to see when the power outage occurred on Xymon would be to have your Xymon server attached to a UPS that would keep it alive for at least 10 minutes.
From: xymon-bounces at xymon.com [mailto:xymon-bounces at xymon.com] On Behalf Of L.M.J
Sent: 27 July 2011 11:46
To: Vernon Everett
Cc: xymon at xymon.com
Subject: Re: [Xymon] Green status during a total blackout
On Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:00:44 +0800, Vernon Everett wrote:
> When you had the outage, did your Xymon server go down too?
> If it did, then what you are seeing makes sense.
> Xymon looks for status changes.
> If everything went down, including Xymon, then it would never have
> received any messages, nor been able to perform any other tests, like
> ping etc.
> I am guessing that when power was restored, you brought up all your
> other servers first, and then started Xymon. Or they all started up
> around the same time.
> The root cause of your issue, or rather the lack of issue, is that
> Xymon never recieved any reports of problems. Because it couldn't.
Yes, it's exactly what happened and no one is shocked about this
I would expect, at least, a white stripe in the "History" page of each
status check. Nothing has been reported during 6h, this is never happens
in a every day functioning. Type or paste your English text here and
click on the "Check Text" button.
> On 27 July 2011 12:45, L.M.J <linuxmasterjedi at free.fr> wrote:
>> Le Mon, 25 Jul 2011 11:28:30 +0200,
>> "L.M.J" <linuxmasterjedi at free.fr> a écrit :
>>> When the power came back, Xymon came back too. I've checked all
>>> monitored equipment, everything was green during the past 6h. I
>>> expecting purple or white color because no data has been reported
>>> the time. Is that a bug or a setting I could adjust ?
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