[Xymon] Adding client tests to the xymon server

Ryan Skadberg skadz at skadz.com
Tue Sep 8 22:22:30 CEST 2015

I was wondering if that was what had to be done.  Thank you sir!  Including
the clientlaunch in tasks got me all fixed up


On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 3:37 PM, J.C. Cleaver <cleaver at terabithia.org> wrote:

> On Tue, September 8, 2015 12:15 pm, Ryan Skadberg wrote:
> > I'm sure this has been asked and answered a million times, but my
> > Google-Fu
> > seems to a bit off to find the answer (I'm blaming the three day weekend
> > :)
> >
> > So, normally, I add a test to clientlaunch.cfg to get it running on the
> > local machine running xymon-client.  This does not seem to be working on
> > the Xymon server itself.  I have a few local network and other tests that
> > I
> > run on all servers and want to run them on the server too and adding them
> > to the normal client config file isn't working.
> >
> > What is the procedure to add local client tests on the server?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Skadz
> Skadz,
> In a "tarball" configuration (a/k/a "by default"), when running xymon on
> the server, only the /etc/xymon/tasks.cfg file is read in. You can add
> your snippet into that file (or a tasks.d/ directory, if you're using one)
> and it should run properly.
> You'll want to pay attention to whether your script has a need to
> distinguish between the "server" and "client" configurations for some
> command or other (or for the destination of the report it's generating)
> and will want to adjust your ENV line in the config to (eg.)
> /etc/xymon/xymonserver.cfg or /etc/xymon-client/xymonclient.cfg as
> appropriate.
> By default, the Terabithia RPMs include in the
> /etc/xymon-client/clientlaunch.cfg file when reading the
> /etc/xymon/tasks.cfg file, so any changes there should also apply to the
> server's run as well.
> (This is something I foresee applying to the base release in the future as
> well.)
> HTH,
> -jc
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