Author image David Peters
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Xymon::Monitor::Informix - Hobbit / Xymon Informix Database Monitor


  use Xymon::Monitor::Informix;
  # All parameters ar optional and defaults are shown
  my $informix = Xymon::Monitor::Informix->new({
                CONTIME                 =>      5,
                CONTRY                  =>      1,
                INFORMIXDIR             =>      "/informix/",
                LD_LIBRARY_PATH =>      "/informix/lib:/informix/lib/esql/",
                HOBBITHOME              =>      "/home/hobbit/client/"                  


Tries to connect to all instances specified your sqlhosts file and sends the status to your Xymon/Hobbit Server. Each server will be sent a single test called database which is red if any single database is down. Status page shows status of all db instances on that host.

You must install DBI and DBD::Informix for this module to work.


        my $informix = Xymon::Monitor::Informix->new({.....});

All parameters are optional and are listed below:

        CONTIME - connection timeout (default 5)
        CONTRY - connection tries (default 1)
        INFORMIXDIR - informix directory ($INFORMIXDIR) (default /informix)
        LD_LIBRARY_PATH - default (/informix/lib:/informix/lib/esql/)
        HOBBITHOME - hobbit/xymon dir (default home/hobbit/client/)     

The script listed in the synopsis is all you need to send updates to Xymon/Hobbit, however you will also need to add the script to your hobbitlaunch.cfg file.

A group of lines like the following should work.

        ENVFILE /home/hobbit/server/etc/hobbitserver.cfg
        NEEDS hobbitd
        CMD /home/hobbit/server/ext/
        LOGFILE $BBSERVERLOGS/informix.log
        INTERVAL 30

The installation script asks you where you want to install the included test script. It should go in your hobbit ext directory.


        check() - checks all found instances from sqlhosts and sends status
        to master hobbit server. 


    David Peters


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.


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