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  • 1.  command output monitoring

    Posted 7 days ago
    Hi all

    i am trying to monitor the output of the command ps -eaf |grep -i rv |wc -l which would be umber of instance of rv running on the server

    is there a way to get output in alarm in UIM i thought of logmon but am not able to succed

    Please help


  • 2.  RE: command output monitoring

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 7 days ago
    Yes use logmon text block

  • 3.  RE: command output monitoring

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 7 days ago

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  • 4.  RE: command output monitoring

    Posted 7 days ago

    i am trying to this method but alarm is coming

    one-prod-admin01:Unresolved 'Match on every run' for logmon profile: 'rv instance/test'

    is there a specific way to write down command in this

  • 5.  RE: command output monitoring

    Posted 7 days ago

    Did you try with the probe processes?
    You "recognize" the processes by name or by command line then you configure the "expected instances"

    You can use regular expression to find the processes.

    Remember, the expected instances is what you "expect". If you configure "=3" if there's 2 or 4 processes running matching it will generates an alarm.
    If you select <= 3, having 2 processes running or 1 will not generates an alarm, only if there's 4 or more processes running.

  • 6.  RE: command output monitoring

    Posted 5 days ago

    i tried with process probe but i cannot get the exact instance running since when i try to find with rv name it is not able to find all the instance and command line is different for few so this method is not working.
    i found this probe nexec but the output is 2 more than the original output like on server if i run the command i get 5 but on this probe output is coming 7 is there some configuration i am missing

  • 7.  RE: command output monitoring

    Posted 5 days ago
    Edited by Guillaume Briere 5 days ago


    But your grep command is very generic. If you try to do: ps -eaf |grep -i rv |wc -l
    That will be the same thing as this:

    Then you click on "test" and you will see everything that has been found who match the regex /rv/.

    When you use /<something>/ you now use regular expression to search for the process name. What I'm suggesting is to take an output of your grep command and work on a regex that will match every processes that you need. You can use regex101.com to test your regular expression.


  • 8.  RE: command output monitoring

    Posted 5 days ago
    Note that putting /rv/ in the name+command line will match everything with rv in the command line.

    One thing you can do is to make sure the regex isn't a match for the test - so use /[r][v]/ instead.

    Also, would suggest that you include the full path of the command so that someone running something innocuous like "vi rv.txt" doesn't also get detected.