[smokeping-users] Slaves not checking in...

Gregory Sloop gregs at sloop.net
Wed Apr 3 17:43:38 CEST 2013

>> To please GW for my off-topic offense of yesterday, here's one that's
>> on-topic! :)

GWH> :)

>> Is there any way to have notification if a slave doesn't check in or
>> report results for a set period of time?
>> By notification, I mean something better than manually parsing the
>> logs or looking at a graph to see if any results are there...

GWH> Smokeping can send emails to you.

GWH> http://oss.oetiker.ch/smokeping/doc/smokeping_config.en.html

GWH> Scroll down to the section on 'Alerts'.

GWH> If that's not enough for you you're probably getting into Nagios
GWH> territory.  I use both Smokeping and Nagios.

It will send alerts if a *target* misses, but I want an alert when a
*smokeping slave* doesn't report any results, say for 30 minutes, or 4
hours or a day... etc. [Who watches the watchers.]

I'm using SP and nagios too, but that doesn't help me know if a
smokeping slave has gone off the rails - I suppose I could write some
kind of nagios plug-in that would check that - but that's quite a bit
farther than I was wanting to go.

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