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Re: Central Reporting/Monitoring


From: Nate Campi
Subject: Re: Central Reporting/Monitoring
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 10:23:42 -0700
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D'oh! I meant to mention the cfrun to check cfservd/cfagent, and a mail
message triggered automatically at night from cfagent.conf to verify
cfexecd/cfagent working correctly.

I suppose I should have done the nightly one just as a syslog message or
something like that, since there's already a separate mail check. Hmm
time to go modify things ;)

On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 10:12:17AM -0700, Nate Campi wrote:
> I chose to kill two birds with one stone, and verify cfengine and
> MTA/null mailer config together by using cfrun to trigger a mail message
> on all hosts. The script running cfrun knows if it couldn't connect to a
> box, and the script that accepts the mail on the mail server can easily
> compare the received mail against a "all cfengine hosts" list.
> 
> The downside is that I need to make sure I keep the host list up to
> date, but whatever automated methods you use to deploy/retire hosts can
> do this as well.
> 
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 10:32:02AM -0500, Chip Seraphine wrote:
> > Syslog seems pretty reasonable, although not everything you might want 
> > goes thru there.
> > 
> > In my environment, I patched cfengine to use the "local1" facility (to 
> > seperate cfengine messages from other noise) and dump local1 to a 
> > specific file (/var/log/cfengine.log).  I then run swatch against that 
> > log file and have swatch report certain strings or any message that went 
> > at the .err priority or higher.
> > 
> > I also have certain classes that, when defined, kick off shell commands 
> > that generate emails to system admins (and sometimes their pagers).   
> > This is useful for situations that might not show up in the syslogs, or 
> > as a 'just to be sure' notification for really dire situations.
> > 
> > Dennis, Richard wrote:
> > 
> > >How do people keep track of monitoring how cfengine is running on all their
> > >boxes? 
> > >
> > >What is the best way to do this?  Send data via some method back to a
> > >reporting server?
> 
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> Nate Campi    http://www.campin.net 
> 
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