[Xymon] Xymond Multi-source statuses

Rich Jones rich at corporationpop.co.uk
Mon May 14 15:04:17 CEST 2018

Just taking another look at this now and I think I may have found the issue.

On the server performing a locate xymonclient.cfg results in two versions
of the file in the following locations:

The first in the list (/etc/xymon/xymonclient.cfg) contains the following
at the top:
    # Environment settings for the Xymon client.
    include /etc/default/xymon-client

So, if I look at the include referenced (/etc/default/xymon-client)
    # Environment settings for the Xymon client.

Looking at the second in the list (
    # Environment settings for the Xymon client.

So, it looks like I have two clients sending info about the server to the
Any idea which I should remove?

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On 11 May 2018 at 00:57, Jeremy Laidman <jeremy at laidman.org> wrote:

> On 9 May 2018 at 02:14, Rich Jones <rich at corporationpop.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Another one of those things I keep meaning to ask but keep on
>> forgetting...
>> I'm seeing under the xymond column the following:
>> Multi-source statuses
>>   xymon.url.com:cpu reported by and xx.xxx.226.227
>>   xymon.url.com:disk reported by and xx.xxx.226.227
>>   xymon.url.com:files reported by and xx.xxx.226.227
>>   xymon.url.com:inode reported by and xx.xxx.226.227
>>   xymon.url.com:memory reported by and xx.xxx.226.227
>>   xymon.url.com:msgs reported by and xx.xxx.226.227
>>   xymon.url.com:ports reported by and xx.xxx.226.227
>>   xymon.url.com:procs reported by and xx.xxx.226.227
>>   xymon.url.com:uptime reported by and xx.xxx.226.227
>> Looking through the archive it makes sense, Xymon is receiving data from
>> two sources, which I guess it is, however the two IPs are localhost and the
>> server IP address.
>> I'm guessing this is likely to do with how the things are setup on the
>> server rather than Xymon itself (eg in /etc/hosts)?
>> Can someone point me in the right direction to resolve this? I'm running
>> Xymon 4.3.28
> It appears that the Xymon server is reporting to itself twice, using its
> network IP address and the loopback address. The Xymon client that
> generates the client data messages (from where these metrics come) will use
> the $XYMSRV environment variable, and send to whatever IP address is
> defined therein. Sometimes this is set to "" which tells the Xymon
> client to look at $XYMSERVERS as a list of multiple destinations. I suspect
> you have XYMSERVERS=" xx.xxx.226.227". On a Xymon server these
> variables are is set in xymonserver.cfg.
> J
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