Dead clients reappear in ghost client list
Root, Paul T
Paul.Root at CenturyLink.com
Fri Feb 21 22:00:37 CET 2020
If it reappears, it is because there is something still providing data about that ghost.
* The machine in question is still up and running (and running Xymon-client).
* You have some script (defined in tasks.cfg or local-client.cfg or external) running that is testing something related to the host
Adding the host back into hosts.cfg somewhere, would help diagnose this. Then you would get what test(s) is/are being updated.
From: Uddin, Enaze <Enaze.Uddin at experian.com>
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2020 1:40 PM
To: xymon at xymon.com
Subject: Dead clients reappear in ghost client list
I am having an issue where after removing a dead client from Xymon (deleting from host.cfg and issuing './xymon/server/etc/bin/xymon 127.0.0.1 "drop [HOSTNAME]"' it shows up again in the ghostlist. I have a script to read the ghostlist to add any clients that deploy on the network and delete them if a status color for a test matches criteria I specify. Essentially, my script adds clients it sees in the ghostlist and deletes them if they are terminated.
After termination, the host is still listed under the ghost list and my script adds a dead/terminated host to Xymon, where no reports are made because the client does not exist. Am I doing something wrong like not clearing temp/var files? I have tried clearing files under /hist /histlogs /hostdata and /rrd yet that does not solve it.
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