[Xymon] Xymonnet on single host.

J.C. Cleaver cleaver at terabithia.org
Wed Aug 12 22:23:59 CEST 2015

On Wed, August 12, 2015 11:50 am, Ricardo L. wrote:
> Almost all of our servers have the noconn defined but we want ssh , in
> each ext script ( also ran via CRONDATE) I test for the status of ssh if
> it's green I run the ext test. This was set because the ext scripts are
> ssh based and were hanging. 
> I also noticed the same thing you did in the man pages. I just wasn't sure
> if copying the entire xymonnet , having two duplicate  stanzas was
> supported.

Ahh, I see.

You can run as many copies of the (non-persistent) executions as you like,
however you'll need to name each [section] uniquely. Note that 'DISABLE'd
and 'ONHOST'd sections are still included in the config, so the header
should be unique there as well.



> On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 1:15 PM, J.C. Cleaver <cleaver at terabithia.org>
> wrote:
>> On Wed, August 12, 2015 10:42 am, Ricardo L. wrote:
>>> I have xymonnet set to run weekly via crondate.
>>> Now I have the need to monitor a single host ping and ssh every 5
>>> minutes.
>>> How would I go about doing this ?
>> That's an interesting config.
>> If you're okay with running all of the tests for that host (not just
>> ping
>> and SSH), then the easiest method would be to set up another invocation
>> of
>> xymonnet (in tasks.cfg) using the normal "INTERVAL" directive. Keep the
>> options the same, but simply specify the particular host you're
>> interested
>> in at the end of the command line.
>> Per https://xymon.com/help/manpages/man1/xymonnet.1.html, xymonnet will
>> restrict itself to that/those if hostnames are given.
>> It's not an especially efficient way to run xymonnet, but for most sized
>> configs and on normal hardware that shouldn't be an issue.
>> Might I ask, any particular reason for the 1 week, fixed-time run cycle?
>> HTH,
>> -jc

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