Kevin L. Esteb
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XAS::Docs::Logmon::Installation - how to install the XAS Log Monitor

XAS is middleware for datacenter operations. It provides standardized methods, modules and philosophy for constructing applications typically used to manage a datacenter. This system is based on production level code.


Since the code repository is git based, you can use the following commands:

    # mkdir XAS-Logmon
    # cd XAS-Logmon
    # git init
    # git pull master

Or you can download the code from CPAN in the following manner:

    # cpan -g XAS-Logmon
    # tar -xvf XAS-Logmon-0.01.tar.gz
    # cd XAS-Logmon-0.01

When done, the following commands are run from that directory.


On Unix like systems, using pure Perl, run the following commands:

    # perl Build.PL --installdirs vendor
    # ./Build
    # ./Build test
    # ./Build install
    # ./Build debian    # removes redhat specific files when installing on debian
    # ./Build redhat    # removes debian specific files when installing on redhat

If you are DEB based, Debian build files have been provided. If you have a Debian build environment, then you can do the following:

    # debian/rules build
    # debian/rules clean
    # dpkg -i ../libxas-logmon-perl_0.01-1_all.deb

If you are RPM based, a spec file has been included. If you have a rpm build environment, then you can do the following:

    # perl Build.PL
    # ./Build --installdirs vendor
    # ./Build test
    # ./Build dist
    # rpmbuild -ta XAS-Logmon-0.01.tar.gz
    # cd ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch
    # yum --nogpgcheck localinstall perl-XAS-Logmon-0.01-1.noarch.rpm

Each of these installation methods will overlay the local file system and tries to follow Debian standards for file layout and package installation.

On Windows, do the following:

    > perl Build.PL
    > Build
    > Build test
    > Build install

It is recommended that you use Strawberry Perl, ActiveState Perl doesn't have all of the necessary modules available.


    Not all of the Perl modules have been included to make the software 
    run. You may need to load additional CPAN modules. How you do this,
    is dependent on how you manage your systems. This software requires 
    Perl 5.8.8 or higher to operate.


When installing on Linux you may have to increase these kernel values:


You should also check the log monitors configuration file to see if the proper files are being monitored. By default, it only monitors $XAS_LOG/xas-collector.log and $XAS_LOG/xas-spooler.log.

Once that is done. You need to start the log monitor. On Debian or RHEL you would issue the following commands:

    # service xas-logmon start
    # chkconfig --add xas-logmon

On Windows, use these commands:

   > xas-logmon --install
   > sc start XAS_LOGMON

Now you can check the log files for any errors and proceed from there.


After installing, you can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc XAS-Logmon

Extended documentation is available here:

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Copyright (c) 2012-2015 Kevin L. Esteb

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