[hobbit] big brother replacement
josh at imaginenetworksllc.com
Fri Nov 2 00:57:05 CET 2007
That would be relative to Hobbit's bbtest I believe - someone correct me if
I'm wrong, I'm just guessing here!
I don't see any reason to think that script wouldn't work with some variable
changes like BBNET=`$GREP BBNET $BBHOSTS | $GREP "^[0-9]" | $GREP -v "^\#"`
but I am not an expert by any means!
Getting back to the version 3.3 - after 1.9btf Quest starting selling the
product. I don't know the exact history behind it but 1.9btf is what you
get without paying for anything. I have worked with and continue to monitor
a network with 3.1 or 3.2 (they decided to revert from 3.3 as it looks quite
a bit different on the BBDISPLAY) and I honestly don't see what they've
changed between 1.9 and 3.2. Most of the features of BB I heard of or read
were not only already in Hobbit but were even better then what I had heard.
Not to mention the dozens of BB scripts that can be relatively painless to
On 11/1/07, Sloan <joe at tmsusa.com> wrote:
> Well, bb being somewhat modular, there are 3 components: BBNET, BBPAGER,
> BBNET is the component of bb that tests the network
> services/connectivity on the remote hosts.
> Josh Luthman wrote:
> > I see now - you've a redundant BBNET. I haven't used BB in several
> > weeks and I never got really complex with it - a lot of ping tests was
> > what I needed out of it. Can you explain what BBNET is?
> > On 11/1/07, *Sloan* <joe at tmsusa.com <mailto:joe at tmsusa.com>> wrote:
> > Josh Luthman wrote:
> > > I see what you're saying, but you still have to manually specify
> > > which server you're connecting to. If the bb1.domain.tld can not
> > > reached the techs have to manually enter bb2.domain.tld - correct?
> > Well, no need to enter anything manually. We have on each big
> > server a page with links to all the other bb servers, and I'm sure
> > support folks have links bookmarked, so if the DC1 data center is
> > down, then instead of clicking on e.g. dc1bbdata, they'd click on
> > dc2bbdata. Normally the 2 bb display servers in each pair provide an
> > identical view, so this only matters in the event of an outage.
> > >
> > > I know of several BB ext scripts that work perfectly with Hobbit
> > > even more then just needed a small weak. Would you be able to
> > > the entire ext script? Hopefully Henrik is willing to answer your
> > > $64 question =)
> > Sure, I can post the entire script - it's in the attachment -
> > Joe
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