[Xymon] New to Xymon, looking for resources

Root, Paul T Paul.Root at CenturyLink.com
Tue Feb 25 13:32:56 CET 2020

Apt sounds like a custom test your predecessor wrote. It could be run as a cron job, or it could be found in the tasks of the Xymon client on the ubuntu machine.

You set what files, processes, ports, etc that you want to monitor in the analysis.cfg file on the Xymon server. You set what notification you want in the alerts.cfg file on the Xymon server.   The man pages for those files is found in the 'Help' menu on your Xymon server's web page.

From: Xymon <xymon-bounces at xymon.com> On Behalf Of Anna Maurer
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2020 6:33 PM
To: xymon at xymon.com
Subject: [Xymon] New to Xymon, looking for resources

Hello Xymon mailing list,

First, I apologize in advance if I violate any norms or protocol. I'm a fairly new Sys Admin and just subscribed to the list.

I moved into a position previously held by a long time, very creative, smart person, in a department with not a lot of money and the historical attitude of "making do." I have a couple dozen systems under my control, from Window servers, to a Rasberry Pi, to Ubuntu standalone servers, and any mix of the above as Virtual machines, both hosted on an internal server, and at the Data Center managed by our parent organization.

My predecessor set up Xymon to monitor things and it is working well. But I would like to extend and modify it and I'm having a very hard time finding clear resources on how to do what I would like to do, such as:

  *   Add monitoring installed packages on the Ubuntu systems. Two of my systems have the 'apt' column (SERVICE=apt), but I can't find instructions on how to install that feature on the others.
  *   "turn on" monitoring for various services (files, ports, procs) that appear, but are not configured. And "turn off" monitoring for others.

Is there a site or sites - or mailing list archive - you can recommend? I keep ending up on the same few pages with links to empty repositories, or referencing files I can't find.

Thank you,

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