[Xymon] Hello Everyone

John Thurston john.thurston at alaska.gov
Mon Mar 18 16:38:20 CET 2019

On 3/17/2019 9:37 PM, Matthew Gregory wrote:
> Thanks for your reply, I am Debian on a non virtualized Server, and 
> don’t have VPN do you know of any other way?Assuming that you have a VPN 
> to your Azure and AWS environments, have the agents report back directly 
> to your Xymon server.

If you have a remote client which can not communicate directly back to 
your xymon server, one can 'pull' the data from the host with the 
server. This is not "basic" xymon. It isn't "expert" level, but I'd at 
least put it at "advanced".

To do something similar, I run a xymon client and 'msgcache' on the 
remote host. The client reports to the cache on its own hostname. I then 
have that host defined in my xymon server with a 'pulldata' tag. The 
xymon server makes a connection to the remote host and retrieves the 
cached messages.



> pulldata[=[IP][:port]]
>     This option is recognized by the xymonfetch(8) utility, and causes it to poll the host for client data. The optional IP-address and port-number can be used if the client-side msgcache(8) daemon is listening on a non-standard IP-address or port-number. 

    Do things because you should, not just because you can.

John Thurston    907-465-8591
John.Thurston at alaska.gov
Department of Administration
State of Alaska

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