[Xymon] Documenting servers, processes and stuff inside Xymon

Ward, Martin Martin.Ward at colt.net
Thu Mar 21 12:58:27 CET 2013

My thanks to the fast response from Steve and Everett and for their pointers, I hadn’t thought to look in the xymonserver.cfg file which directed me to the Notes directory and the tools to use it.

@Everett, I like the idea of simply using the alert to send an email to the operator, it’s a nice simple solution!


From: Steve Holmes [mailto:sholmes42 at gmail.com]
Sent: 21 March 2013 11:15
To: Ward, Martin
Subject: Re: [Xymon] Documenting servers, processes and stuff inside Xymon

We use an addon called notes. There's a notes editor and some changes to the menus to make it work. Look on xymonton for it.

Wherever you go, there you are.

On Mar 21, 2013, at 6:14 AM, "Ward, Martin" <Martin.Ward at colt.net<mailto: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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