[Xymon] Frequent purple alerts

Root, Paul T Paul.Root at CenturyLink.com
Wed Jul 10 17:44:10 CEST 2019

Purple means that it is not getting updates to the server in a timely manner.

This could be the network is too congested. Or the computer is overloaded. Or even that it is sending messages that are too big (a frequent Windows problem in my experience – log files get so big).

Does it go purple for 1 minute, 5 minutes, 30 minutes?

The shorter suggests that it isn’t finishing the run and sending the update in time. Longer suggests connectivity issues.

From: Jaime Kikpole <jkikpole at cairodurham.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:54 AM
To: xymon at xymon.com
Subject: Frequent purple alerts

I have a number of systems running the PowerShell Xymon client.  One and only one of them frequently gives purple alerts on all tests.  I haven't found any pattern for this yet.  They just seem to happen several times per day and then clear themselves after anything from a few minutes to a few hours.  I tried removing and reinstalling the client, but that didn't seem to help.

Any suggestions?


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