[Xymon] Newbie: some alerts not firing

Root, Paul Paul.Root at qwest.com
Thu Mar 24 14:47:17 CET 2011

Well first, if you are using wildcards in hostnames, you need a % before it.

HOST=%db* EXHOST=%*db*

Second, if you want to see what the alerts is supposed to do, use hobbitd_alert. Oh, wait, 4.3.0, I guess that would be xymond_alert to test. Should be found in ~/server/bin

 xymond_alert --test <hostname> <test>

I generally pipe that to grep -v Failed just to cut down on extraneous output. There are plenty of parameters for it, so read the man page. --duration is useful, etc.

Personally, I've moved away from wildcard hostnames. Sometimes it seems inconsistant to me.


Paul Root
Lead Internet Systems Eng
Qwest Network Services

> -----Original Message-----
> From: xymon-bounces at xymon.com
> [mailto:xymon-bounces at xymon.com] On Behalf Of Elizabeth Schwartz
> Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 8:31 AM
> To: xymon at xymon.com
> Subject: [Xymon] Newbie: some alerts not firing
> Can anyone tell me why these alerts aren't firing? Running xymon 4.3.0
> on Oracle Linux.
> The services are alerting and the generic paging rules are sending
> alerts for them;
> these rules are supposed to email particular teams in addition.
> (am I wrong in thinking that more than one rule can match a
> particular alert?)
> HOST=db* EXHOST=*dl2* SERVICE=oradb,orasys,oradns
>         MAIL dba-support REPEAT=1d RECOVERED  # email dba's in
> addition to above
> HOST=redirect*  EXSERVICE=msgs
>         MAIL redirectteam at example.com REPEAT=1d RECOVERED
> If anyone wants to see the entire alerts.cfg I stuck it at
> http://pastebin.com/RWAqKnHQ
> (minus the comment lines at the top)
> _______________________________________________
> Xymon mailing list
> Xymon at xymon.com
> http://lists.xymon.com/mailman/listinfo/xymon

This communication is the property of Qwest and may contain confidential or
privileged information. Unauthorized use of this communication is strictly
prohibited and may be unlawful.  If you have received this communication
in error, please immediately notify the sender by reply e-mail and destroy
all copies of the communication and any attachments.

More information about the Xymon mailing list