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logmon - Alert on file existance at specified time.

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  • 1.  logmon - Alert on file existance at specified time.

    Posted 05-10-2018 01:00 AM

    Hi All,

     

    Is there a way for logmon to give me an alert when it detects an existence of a file at a specified time?

     

    Example:  Send an alert if it detect a "test.log" at 4pm.



  • 2.  Re: logmon - Alert on file existance at specified time.
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    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 05-10-2018 02:46 PM

    don't think logmon can do that.

    dirscan can alarm if the number of files in a directory increases.

    dirscan (File and Directory Scan) - CA Unified Infrastructure Management Probes - CA Technologies Documentation 

     

    nexec can be setup to run a command dir > dir.txt and then logmon can scan the file and alarm when it test.log is in dir.txt.

    nexec (Command Execution) - CA Unified Infrastructure Management Probes - CA Technologies Documentation 

     

     



  • 3.  Re: logmon - Alert on file existance at specified time.

    Posted 05-10-2018 10:06 PM

    Hi David,

    Confirmed "dirscan" probe can do what I need.  UIM with all the probes seems difficult to remember, I would think that any file or folder monitoring would be under one probe, not two separate probes.

     

    Thanks for your support.



  • 4.  Re: logmon - Alert on file existance at specified time.

    Posted 05-10-2018 03:17 PM

    Put the test in cron and write output to a file. Use logmon to watch the file.

     

    Or maybe, put the test in a script including the time check. Then have logmon run the script every minute. Then process the output.

     

    use nexec to run a pu command against logmon to run the profile. nexec can take a schedule. If the profile is inactive and run this way, it will work like it fired on a schedule.

     

    There are many ways to do this.

     

    -Garin