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Re: Periodic Heartbeat EMails

From: Guillaume François
Subject: Re: Periodic Heartbeat EMails
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:44:45 +0100

I suppose the goal is to ensure, monit is able to report issue -> up and running and SMTP functionnal.

Let's suppose one of these two "dies" for any reason, an issue raises but you get never notified cause you are not aware that the system is down.

Having regular heartbeat from the monitoring system helps to know that it is up and running.

Again it just a personal guess but i can understand the need.

Like they says on some movies: 
bodyguards: "we are going to protect you VIP."
VIP "Ok but who is gonna to protect you (bodyguard)" 

2017-01-26 16:29 GMT+01:00 Geoff Goas <address@hidden>:
Is the "heartbeat" just a periodic email? Why not put that in a cron job?

On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 11:36 AM, Tino Hendricks <address@hidden> wrote:
Just out of curiosity, what is the benefit of having mails sent to you regardless of the system state?
I always consider it the biggest advantage of a monitoring that it _alerts_ you actively in case of emergency.

Am 23. Januar 2017 um 17:59:56, Paul Tiseo (address@hidden(mailto:paddress@hidden)) schrieb:

> So, I set monitrc to the below. Not sure where I am to add the "reminder" clause so that the heartbeat service is the one that emails me without fail (don't want this to apply to other services). Suggestions?
> set daemon 60 with start delay 15
> set logfile /apps/monit.log
> set pidfile /apps/
> set idfile /apps/
> set statefile /apps/state
> set mailserver port 587
> username "address@hidden(mailto:address@hiddenm)" password "aaa"
> using tlsv12
> set httpd port 2182
> allow aaa:aaa
> signature disable
> set alert address@hidden(mailto:address@hidden)
> #-- HEARTBEAT ---------------------------------------------------------
> check host agp-heartbeat address every 2 cycles
> if failed ping then alert
> else if succeeded then alert
> --
> Thanks.
> _______________________________
> Paul Tiseo, address@hidden(mailto:paaddress@hidden)

Geoff Goas
Systems Engineer

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