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Re: about monit.conf

From: Atsushi Tamae
Subject: Re: about monit.conf
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 11:10:56 +0900
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Hello Kenneth,

Please let me know how to do so ?
Do you run monit as daemon ?

Atsushi Tamae

Kenneth wrote:
Yes, that's why I have cron job to monitor monit and
restart it if necessary every day.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Atsushi Tamae" <address@hidden>
To: "This is the general mailing list for monit" <address@hidden>
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: about monit.conf


The reason why we want to run monit as cron was
I worried about monit daemon suddenly stop.
To use monit for monitoring specific service did not want
to stop. But we use monit as daemon mode, we have to care
about monit daemon process instead of specific daemon.

Somebody think about that ?

Atsushi Tamae

hans wrote:
I am still confused about running monit from crond.
If run monit every 5 minutes why no to change the poll time to 5
minutes and run it as demon.
Run monit from crond is not very cool because you loose a lot of
functions of monit that make monit great.
Please, someone tell me what its the goal of running monit from crond.
Regards Hans.

On 3/2/07, Martin Pala <address@hidden> wrote:
Also note that in this mode the "if 5 restarts within 5 cycles then
timeout" has no effect for the same reason - it will work only in daemon


Martin Pala wrote:
> When you call monit from cron, then it will check the current services
> state, start the failed processes, send the alarm and gracefuly exit.
> When monit isn't running as daemon, it doesn't keep the state for the
> previous cycle.
> When you want monit to send email for both events (failure in one > cycle
> and recovery in next cycle) then you should run monit in daemon mode
> rather then from cron.
> Martin
> Atsushi Tamae wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I install monit to redhat linux ES 4 with >> monit-4.9-1.el4.rf.i386.rpm.
>> %monit -V
>> This is monit version 4.9
>> Copyright (C) 2000-2007 by the monit project group. All Rights
>> And configured for monit as like follows:
>> #check snmptrapd
>> check process snmptrapd with pidfile /var/run/
>>    start program = "/etc/init.d/snmptrapd start"
>>    stop program = "/etc/init.d/snmptrapd stop"
>>    if failed port 162 type udp then restart
>>    if 5 restarts within 5 cycles then timeout
>> #check radiusd
>> check process radiusd with pidfile /var/run/radiusd/
>>    start program = "/etc/init.d/radiusd start"
>>    stop program = "/etc/init.d/radiusd stop"
>>    if 5 restarts within 5 cycles then timeout
>> #check tacacs server
>> check process tacacs with pidfile /var/run/
>>   start program = "/etc/init.d/tacacs start"
>>   stop  program = "/etc/init.d/tacacs stop"
>>   if 5 restarts within 5 cycles then timeout
>> And I confiured to run monit in crontab like follows:
>> */5     *       *       *       *       root monit validate
>> And I shutdown some process like snmptrapd, to test monit.
>> But I found monit mail as follows:
>> 'snmptrapd' process is not running
>> 'snmptrapd' trying to restart
>> 'snmptrapd' start: /etc/init.d/snmptrapd
>> 'snmptrapd' failed to start
>> But snmpdtrapd process is already up when I saw this mail.
>> Please let me know what should I do if I want to recieve mail
result like 'snmptrapd' success to start.
>> I mean not 'snmptrapd' failed to start.
>> Thanks
>> Atsushi Tamae
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