[Xymon] create an alert for all linux servers

Phil Crooker Phil.Crooker at orix.com.au
Fri Aug 31 05:17:59 CEST 2018

Have two separate HOST stanzas - one for linux hosts and one for windows.

HOST=linuxhost.whatever.com,linuxhost2.whatever.com  [[conditions]]

     MAIL whoever at whatever.com

HOST=winhost.whatever.com,winhost2.whatever.com [[conditions]]

     MAIL whoever at .....

Of course you can use host groups, regular expressions, etc.

From: Ian Diddams <didds3 at yahoo.co.uk>
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:50 PM
To: Xymon Mailing List
Subject: create an alert for all linux servers

Ive an alert for msgs (var/log/messages entries) that I desire to have paged in office hours only
Thing is its only linux clients that need this check., not windows clients.

So if I set a stadard style alerts.cfg entry

HOST=* SERVICE=msgs TIME=w:0800:1830 COLOR=red
 MAIL monitor at us.com

of course if any windows msgs go red (constantly... zzzz) then they will page also, which is not the required outcome.

There is the option I see of something like

               MAIL monitor at us.com
default section
LOG %/var/log/messages "%TEST"  COLOR=red GROUP=SSSD_MSGS    [ search string here of course being TEST ]

but that does exactly the same thing.

So - aside from adding that LOG line to umpteen individual analysis.cfg entries for each linux server, or a single section listing all the linux servers ...  is there a way to curtail this check to only linux servers (or more likely a bunch of hostnames of course).  Somewhere it seems we'd have to manulayy maintain the correct "list" of hostnames to be caught - Im just trying to minimise the overhead.

I had considered using a yellow alert to alert the LOG check...  but other "things" also issue yellow alerts and we don;t want to trigger them either.

I can;t see a way out of this?


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