[Xymon] Xymond Multi-source statuses

Galen Johnson Galen.Johnson at sas.com
Mon May 14 15:09:58 CEST 2018

At first glance, I would say you have both the RPM and the source compiled versions installed and running.  Personally, I would go with the RPMs unless there are specific compile-time needs.  It might be worth backing up your configs and re-installing.


From: Xymon <xymon-bounces at xymon.com> on behalf of Rich Jones <rich at corporationpop.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2018 9:04 AM
To: Jeremy Laidman
Cc: xymon at xymon.com
Subject: Re: [Xymon] Xymond Multi-source statuses


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 (/usr/local/xymon/client/etc/xymonclient.cfg)
    # Environment settings for the Xymon client.

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

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On 11 May 2018 at 00:57, Jeremy Laidman <jeremy at laidman.org<mailto:jeremy at laidman.org>> wrote:
On 9 May 2018 at 02:14, Rich Jones <rich at corporationpop.co.uk<mailto: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<http://xymon.url.com>:disk reported by and xx.xxx.226.227
  xymon.url.com<http://xymon.url.com>:files reported by and xx.xxx.226.227
  xymon.url.com<http://xymon.url.com>:inode reported by and xx.xxx.226.227
  xymon.url.com<http://xymon.url.com>:memory reported by and xx.xxx.226.227
  xymon.url.com<http://xymon.url.com>:msgs reported by and xx.xxx.226.227
  xymon.url.com<http://xymon.url.com>:ports reported by and xx.xxx.226.227
  xymon.url.com<http://xymon.url.com>:procs reported by and xx.xxx.226.227
  xymon.url.com<http://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.


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