[Xymon] Documenting servers, processes and stuff inside Xymon

Vernon Everett everett.vernon at gmail.com
Thu Mar 21 12:45:52 CET 2013


We had a similar situation, where a junior operator could fix the issue,
but need a join-the-dots guide.
We used the script feature in the alerts.cfg (OK, it was hobbit-alerts back
then, but you get the idea.)
When the alert was triggered, it ran a script, which used a few pre-defined
and Xymon variables to craft an email explaining what should be done. This
was then sent to the operators' inbox using your favourite CLI mail client.

Hope it helps.


On 21 March 2013 18:14, Ward, Martin <Martin.Ward at colt.net> wrote:

>  Hi all,****
> ** **
> Is there any way to provide a simple list of “how-to”s for a given server
> within Xymon? For instance I have a process that over time eats up memory
> so needs to be restarted. It would be useful to have a piece of text saying
> something like “If memory gets full over time then restart this process” in
> the Memory page for this server. I realise I could have an auto-restart
> script but I am chary of those because of the potential for it continually
> restarting a daemon due to memory usage if, for some reason, that daemon is
> not the actual cause of the memory problem.****
> ** **
> I know about the DESCR: and COMMENTS: options in hosts.cfg but they for
> short amounts of text on a page with lots of hosts. Is there anywhere that
> I can link or show more information, hints and tips, contact information
> and such like information for each server?****
> ** **
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