[hobbit] Additional test not showing

Patrick Nixon pnixon at gmail.com
Mon May 17 02:52:02 CEST 2010

I just asked this question myself since in my configuration, the
clients can not talk directly to the server and this was the easiest
method for implementing a new check.

Take a look at the sample script someone posted a while back for parsing
various sections of client reports based on Henrik's rootlogin.pl script
(which I can't seem to locate).


If you download the BigBrother.pm perl module, it's had all the @ (at)
symbols replaced with " (at) " and you'll need to undo that.

On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 7:51 AM, Rich Smrcina <rsmrcina at wi.rr.com> wrote:
> 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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