[Xymon] Apache tag not working, not playing nice with http tag.

Ward, Martin Martin.Ward at colt.net
Wed Jul 13 14:10:47 CEST 2011

Hi Elizabeth,

Just so as I understand it right, you are trying to monitor an Apache daemon running on a remote server?

Remote monitoring of ports is done from the Xymon server itself, i.e. the connection is initiated from your Xymon server to your webserver. Mine is configured and working like this:

hosts.cfg:            server.colt.net   # ssh ftp http://server.colt.net/

In this manner I get a column labelled 'http' which shows green when the web server is running.

How does your setup differ from this?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: xymon-bounces at xymon.com [mailto:xymon-bounces at xymon.com]
> On Behalf Of Elizabeth Schwartz
> Sent: 12 July 2011 18:35
> To: xymon at xymon.com
> Subject: [Xymon] Apache tag not working, not playing nice with http tag.
> I've been trying to get apache results and am getting nothing, no results, no
> errors, as if it the tag wasn't there.
> UNLESS, and this is the weird part -  *IF* I disable http for a given server I get
> *stats* under apache on the trends page, but still no apache column on the
> server page.
> Disabling http is not an option, as we've got nonstandard ports getting
> tested.
> With any http test enabled, just get blank "nan" values for apache.
> And no matter what, we don't get an apache column.
> Xymon server is xymon 4.3.2 on Oracle Enterprise Linux; most of the clients
> are running the latest apache and Solaris 10 u9.
> servers have ExtendedStatus On
> curl on the xymon server returns the expected stats with "curl
> http://myserver.example.com/server-status?auto"
> have tested using just a plain "apache" tag in hosts.cfg and
> apache=http://myserver.example.com/server-status?auto
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