[hobbit] monitoring logs

Johan Booysen johan at matrix-data.co.uk
Fri Aug 8 16:51:06 CEST 2008

Are you sure (not that I'm in  a position to question anyone else's
knowledge about hobbit..)?


hobbit-clients.cfg says:


Example: Go yellow if the text "WARNING" shows up in any logfile.

                  LOG %.* WARNING COLOR=yellow


So I thought it could be a simple text string...


From: Lars Ebeling [mailto:lars.ebeling at leopg9.no-ip.org] 
Sent: 08 August 2008 15:37
To: hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: Re: [hobbit] monitoring logs


somestring has to be a regular expression (which i know nothing about),
but %Relay works for me.




	----- Original Message ----- 

	From: Johan Booysen <mailto:johan at matrix-data.co.uk>  

	To: hobbit at hswn.dk 

	Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 4:28 PM

	Subject: [hobbit] monitoring logs


	I'm trying to get hobbit to monitor /var/log/messages for
specific entries ("somestring" in my example below) on server1.


	In hobbit-clients.cfg I've added (above DEFAULT):



	        LOG /var/log/messages somestring COLOR=red


	And in client-local.cfg, I've added:




	  ignore MARK


	My understanding is that server1 should now collect data from
/var/log/messages, and the hobbit server will then, if it finds
"somestring" in the log file, flag it as red in the msgs column.


	I can now see the entire log for server1 on the web interface,
but the msgs icon doesn't change to red.


	What am I missing?


	Also, does any of the defaults in client-local.cfg  match RHEL5
machines, e.g.



	ignore MARK






	ignore MARK





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