[hobbit] alert.chk

Torsten Richter bb4 at richter-it.net
Thu May 14 11:20:12 CEST 2009

Hi Dominique,

thanks for the answer. I've just changed the script an now it shows the correct status. Didn't think of using "bb ... hobbitdboard".
Nevertheless I am just curious why the status is written with a different color to alert.chk.


Torsten Richter wrote:
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> Hi there,
> I just migrated a script I've written some time ago for Big Brother to
> XYmon for creating a special page for our operators.
> Thus I'm using the file alert.chk for evaluating the data that will be
> displayed on this page.
> Today I saw that there was a red icon for a test and when I clicked on
> it the page for the test itself was yellow for over 2 hours.
> When I grepped for the machine and test in alert.chk I saw that the
> color there was set to red. I doublechecked with hobbitd.chk and there
> the color was yellow.
> I'm talking about the fifth column in alert.chk and the sixth in
> hobbitd.chk.
> Maybe I should not use alert.chk for getting the data but use
> hobbitd.chk instead?
> But I was wondering why there are differences between these two files.
> Perhaps someone can turn me in the right direction so that I can see the
> light :-)
> Cheers
> Torsten
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Better to use "bb" command to query Xymon internal statuses.


$ ./bb "hobbitdboard host=admiral test=ldap"
Thu May 14 07:29:59 2009

Check bb(1) man page for more info.


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