[Xymon] EXT :Re: "Blue" status doesn't stick using '*'?

Novosielski, Ryan novosirj at umdnj.edu
Tue Mar 26 23:58:19 CET 2013

I do really long times (like 999 weeks). That's basically indefinite.

From: Mills, David (IS) [mailto:David.Mills at ngc.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 06:27 PM
To: Ralph Mitchell <ralphmitchell at gmail.com>
Cc: xymon at xymon.com <xymon at xymon.com>
Subject: Re: [Xymon] EXT :Re: "Blue" status doesn't stick using '*'?

Well, … that’s embarrassing.   So – there’s no way to indefinitely disable a test? Sorry – I feel like I’m missing a boat here.

;-)  Thanks, Ralph!

From: Ralph Mitchell [mailto:ralphmitchell at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 5:25 PM
To: Mills, David (IS)
Cc: xymon at xymon.com
Subject: EXT :Re: [Xymon] "Blue" status doesn't stick using '*'?

On Mar 26, 2013 6:15 PM, "Mills, David (IS)" <David.Mills at ngc.com<mailto:David.Mills at ngc.com>> wrote:
> All –
> For some reason many (all?) hosts are currently impervious to being disabled from the CLI if I use the “*” wildcard for the TESTNAME value. According to the xymon man page, I should be able “…To disable all tests for a host, use an asterisk "*" for TESTNAME.” All tests for this host should go “blue” and stay in this state indefinitely (right?). However, I see this  (timestamps in the prompts):
>         16:51:39 dwru002:/var/log/xymon> ~/xymon/server/bin/xymon $XYMON_server  "disable twau009.* -1 "
> 16:52:16 dwru002:/var/log/xymon> ~/xymon/server/bin/xymon $XYMON_server  "xymondboard host=twau009 fields=testname,color,disabletime"
> trends|green|0
> info|green|0
> memory|blue|-1
> files|blue|-1
> msgs|blue|-1
> ports|blue|-1
> procs|blue|-1
> disk|blue|-1
> cpu|blue|-1
> prtdiag|blue|-1
> nfs|blue|-1
> raid|blue|-1
> tm|blue|-1
> conn|blue|-1
> sar|blue|-1
> iostat2|blue|-1
>    then, about one minute later, I see my first “rebel” test (“conn”) flip itself back to non-disabled:
> 16:53:14 dwru002:/var/log/xymon> ~/xymon/server//bin/xymon $XYMON_server  "xymondboard host=twau009 fields=testname,color,disabletime" | grep –v blue
> trends|green|0
> info|green|0
> conn|green|0
> It takes about five-six minutes, but all eventually desert their “blue” status and return to green.
> On the other hand, naming tests explicitly like the following seems to do the job more permanently:
> 17:03:50 dwru002:/var/log/xymon> ~/xymon/server/bin/xymon $XYMON_server  "disable twau009.msgs -1 "
> 17:05:22 dwru002:/var/log/xymon> ~/xymon/server/bin/xymon $XYMON_server  "disable twau009.files -1 "
> 17:05:28 dwru002:/var/log/xymon> ~/xymon/server/bin/xymon $XYMON_server  "disable twau009.ports -1 "

I think you'll find that "-1" means "until OK", so when a green report comes in, that flips it out of the blue state.

Ralph Mitchell
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