[Xymon] Test for file existence/contents and send contents in alert

Scot Kreienkamp Scot.Kreienkamp at la-z-boy.com
Wed Sep 23 23:24:55 CEST 2020

It can definitely do it.  The easiest way to accomplish this would be with an external test which would run on the tomcat host, that way it has access to the alertbody.txt file.  When the file appears include the contents in the body of the red report to xymon and it will then send it out to the recipients as part of the alert.

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I have a request to perform the following test and am not sure Xymon can do both parts of the request.  If so, can someone show me how?  I felt this is a FILE test to see if the file exists and/or is empty.

This is their request:

The test should be added as a procruntime test.

The test should look for the file /home/tomcat/alertbody.txt

If the file is not present, the test result is OK.

If the file is present, the test result is CRITICAL, and the contents of alertbody.txt should be sent to alert recipients (if that is possible).

Zoltan Forray
IBM Spectrum Protect (p.k.a. TSM) Administrator
VMware Administrator
Xymon Monitor Administrator
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