[Xymon] powershell script with BBWin

David Baldwin david.baldwin at ausport.gov.au
Thu Dec 12 23:34:13 CET 2013

On 13/12/13 2:19 AM, Neil Simmonds wrote:
> I’ve created a powershell script that upon completion creates a file
> in C:\Program Files (x86)\BBWin\tmp just as I have many VBS scripts
> doing. The file is called Trans and disappears from the tmp directory
> as would be expected, however the Trans column never updates on the
> relevant page in Xymon.
Better to just send direct from Powershell to Xymon rather than rely on
BBWin to send a text file. Default charset in PS is Unicode which needs
to be translated to ASCII.

Here's an implementation of xymon send and reply functionality -
basically a port of C code for 'bb/xymon' to PS using .Net classes for
socket handling and also charset translation. Just add it into your
script and call XymonSend. If you send a client report with it you will
be returned the client-local.cfg section relevant to the client, or you
can use it for stuff like 'query' or other commands to interrogate Xymon

> If I copy the contents of the file and create a new file with exactly
> the same name, then paste the contents in, it disappears as expected
> and the column updates on Xymon.
> Has anyone any idea why the powershell generated file is not
> successfully updating Xymon ?
> I’ve checked all the logs and there is nothing there.
> Regards,
> Neil Simmonds
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