[Xymon] analysis.cfg question

Galen Johnson Galen.Johnson at sas.com
Fri Dec 13 15:42:27 CET 2013

With the number of machines we manage in AWS, that's not really an
option since that would essentially be a custom client for each site. 
The hosts themselves already present themselves as a hostname but it is
not in DNS (for various reasons) and only the amazon provided name is


On 12/13/2013 04:40 AM, deepak deore wrote:
> For EC2 hosts, I changed MACHINEDOTS variable in runclient.sh on xymon
> client.
> eg.
> MACHINEDOTS=hostname.example.com <http://hostname.example.com>
> On server side, no need to use CLIENT or NAME in hosts.cfg, just use
> the name which is defined in client's MACHINEDOTS.
> On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 8:53 AM, Galen Johnson <solitaryr at gmail.com
> <mailto:solitaryr at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Is it possible to key on the "NAME:" or "CLIENT:" definition
>     instead of HOST?  Monitoring several systems in EC2 and all the
>     servers have hosts defined as ec2-12-34-56-78.blah.blah.blah.
>     =G=
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