[hobbit] Additional test not showing

Rich Smrcina rsmrcina at wi.rr.com
Thu May 13 13:51:05 CEST 2010

The Xymon (Hobbit) client for z/OS uses the same client communications 
mechanism as all of the other clients. There is code on the host (the 
z/OS system) that sends the client package to the Xymon server, then 
there is backend code on the Xymon server that analyzes the data 
received and integrates it into Xymon.

You have part of it correct, the client side (z/OS). What's missing is 
the server side (Xymon) code.

If you want to tailor the code to add your databases section, you are 
certainly free to do so. The code is delivered as part of Xymon 4.3.

It will be somewhat easier to implement a custom test (see Buchan's post).

On 05/13/2010 12:16 AM, David Hurst wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am (very) new to Hobbit, and have searched for an answer to this one 
> – but the answers I seem to find include writing a script to obtain 
> certain information and post it to Hobbit.
> Basically, this pertains to the tests being done on my mainframe 
> (z/OS). I have the z/OS monitor running there (works great) & have 
> changed some code to pass some database information back to my hobbit 
> server (only very simple information at the moment – until I get this 
> working), so it looks like this in the “client data” on the server :
> client mf.zos zos
> [osversion]
> z/OS 01.10.00 HBB7750
> JES2 z/OS1.10
> [date]
> Thu May 13 06:59:10 CST 2010
> [uptime]
> Uptime: 11 Days, 11 Hours,  6 Minutes
> [cpu]
> CPU Utilization     10%
> [paging]
> ............
> [databases]
> ADADB029 Database 029
> The [databases] at the bottom is a new test that I am performing, but 
> for the life of me cannot get it to display in a new column on my 
> hobbit web page. How do I tell Hobbit that there is a new “section” in 
> the data which is passed from my mainframe that must be displayed? Or 
> do I need to write a script to strip the information off and post it 
> into hobbit that way? To write a script to strip the info off the 
> mainframe data just doesn’t quite make sense to me …
> I am running Xymon4.3.0-0.beta2.
> Regards
> Dave
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