[Xymon] Alert issue

David Welker dewelker at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 15:44:48 CET 2015


Thanks!  Makes sense.  I guess the alerts.cfg.5.html file needs to be
changed?  That's where I was looking...
*COLOR=color[,color]* Rule matching an alert by color. Can be "red",
"yellow", or "purple". The forms "!red", "!yellow" and "!purple" can also
be used to NOT send an alert if the color is the specified one.

Well, that fixed my first issue.  Now when the cpu is reporting green, the
--test gives me a "Failed" message as expected, but with the cpu reporting
yellow, I get the same "Failed" message - failed due to color!

Even took xymoncmd out of the equation and the result is the same.
Took out EXSERVICE as well.

Now all I have in alerts.cfg:
  MAIL me at here.com COLOR=%(red|yellow)

..yet when I run:
 xymond_alert --test server.com cpu
I get..
#### DATE TIME Failed 'MAIL me at here.com COLOR=%(red|yellow)' (color)

Any other suggestions?  For example, do I have to restart the server after
making changes to the alerts.cfg file?


On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 10:10 PM, Martin Lenko <lenko99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi David,
> to specify multiple color values you will have to use regular expression.
> Use something like this in your alert config:
> COLOR=%(yellow|red)
> The '%' character instructs xymon that following string is a regular
> expression.
> Regards,
> Martin
> On 11 November 2015 at 18:46, David Welker <dewelker at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I admit, this is my first attempt at alerting, so this may or may not be
>> user error.  It also could be an issue that is fixed in the latest upgrade
>> (I'm still on 4.3.21), but before I resort to that (which will be soon
>> enough), I wanted to make sure I was at least thinking along the right
>> line...
>> The cpu column is reporting green.
>> The entry in alerts.cfg includes a COLOR=yellow parameter.
>> Running the xymond_alert --test reports (as expected)...
>> Failed 'MAIN me at here COLOR=yellow EXSERVICE=conn,disk' (color)
>> If, however, I change the COLOR to red, or even if I just add it
>> (COLOR=yellow,red), I get the "Mail alert with command 'mail -s...'" line
>> rather than the failed.  Did I do something wrong?
>> Funny though, either way I don't actually get the email.
>> Thanks,
>> David
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