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Manual Reference Pages  -  COMBOSTATUS (1)

NAME

combostatus - Xymon combination test tool

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Files

SYNOPSIS

combostatus --help
combostatus --version
combostatus [--debug] [--quiet]

DESCRIPTION

combostatus is a Xymon extension script that runs on the Xymon server. It combines the results of one or more of the normal Xymon test results into a combined test result, using standard arithmetic og logical operators.

The resulting tests are sent to the Xymon display server as any normal test - so all of the standard Xymon functions (history, statistics etc.) are available for the combined tests.

The tool was born from the need to monitor systems with built-in redundancy and automatic failover - e.g. load-balanced web servers. But other uses are possible.

OPTIONS

--error-colors=COLOR[,COLOR] Specify which colors trigger an error status. By default only a "red" status counts as an error color - all other colors, including yellow, will count as "green" when evaluating the combined status. COLOR is "red", "yellow", "blue", "purple" or "clear".

--quiet Normally, the test status sent by combostatus includes information about the underlying test results used to determine the current value of the combined test. "--quiet" eliminates this information from the test status page.

--debug Provide debugging output for use in troubleshooting problems with combostatus.

--no-update Don’t send any status messages - instead, the result of the combotests is simply dumped to stdout. Useful for debugging.

FILES

$XYMONHOME/etc/combo.cfg Configuration file for combostatus, where the combined tests are defined
$XYMONHOME/etc/tasks.cfg Configuration file controlling when combostatus is run.

SEE ALSO

combo.cfg(5), hosts.cfg(5), xymonserver.cfg(5), tasks.cfg(5)

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Xymon COMBOSTATUS (1) Version 4.3.26: 19 Feb 2016

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