[hobbit] monitoring of server itself

Johan Booysen johan at matrix-data.co.uk
Tue Aug 12 10:17:02 CEST 2008

Oh dear - I'm installing hobbit using the rpms which I included in a local yum repository.

When trying to install hobbit-client on the server, the result is:

yum install hobbit-client
Loading "security" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package hobbit-client.i386 0:4.2.0-1 set to be updated
--> Processing Conflict: hobbit conflicts hobbit-client
--> Processing Conflict: hobbit-client conflicts hobbit
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: hobbit conflicts with hobbit-client
Error: hobbit-client conflicts with hobbit


I guess I'm just going to have to take another real good look at the test lab server and see what I did to get it to monitor itself without having the client installed.  I knew I should have written it down as I went along!!

-----Original Message-----
From: Johan Booysen [mailto:johan at matrix-data.co.uk] 
Sent: 12 August 2008 09:12
To: hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: RE: [hobbit] monitoring of server itself

Thanks for the replies to my question.

That’s kinda weird because on my test lab server I most definitely did not install the client - I just double-checked, and it monitored itself quite happily...

Strange, but there you go.

-----Original Message-----
From: McDonald, Dan [mailto:Dan.McDonald at austinenergy.com] 
Sent: 11 August 2008 18:21
To: hobbit at hswn.dk
Subject: Re: [hobbit] monitoring of server itself

On Mon, 2008-08-11 at 17:18 +0100, Johan Booysen wrote:
> I’ve now installed hobbit on the production server, and added the 
> clients.  Everything looks ok, but the server (defined by default as 
> localhost in bb-hosts) does not seem to monitor its own cpu, disk, 
> memory, ports and processes.
> I’m pretty sure my test lab server monitored those by default.  Or is 
> there anything specific one should do on the server itself?  I may 
> have confused myself…

You need to install (and start) the client on the server.

Check ghosts to see if it is trying to report a different name...

> Thanks.
Daniel J McDonald, CCIE #2495, CISSP #78281, CNX Austin Energy http://www.austinenergy.com

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