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       xymonfetch - fetch client data from passive clients


       xymonfetch [--server=XYMON.SERVER.IP] [options]


       This utility is used to collect data from Xymon clients.

       Normally, Xymon clients will themselves take care of sending all of their data directly to
       the Xymon server. In that case, you do not need this utility  at  all.  However,  in  some
       network  setups  clients  may  be prohibited from establishing a connection to an external
       server such as the Xymon server, due to  firewall  policies.  In  such  a  setup  you  can
       configure  the  client to store all of the client data locally by enabling the msgcache(8)
       utility on the client, and using xymonfetch on the Xymon server to collect data  from  the

       xymonfetch  will  only  collect data from clients that have the pulldata tag listed in the
       hosts.cfg(5) file. The IP-address listed in the hosts.cfg file must be correct, since this
       is  the  IP-address  where xymonfetch will attempt to contact the client.  If the msgcache
       daemon is running on  a  non-standard  IP-address  or  portnumber,  you  can  specify  the
       portnumber  as  in  pulldata=  for contacting the msgcache daemon using IP port 8084. If the IP-address is omitted, the default IP in the hosts.cfg  file
       is  used.  If  the  port  number is omitted, the portnumber from the XYMONDPORT setting in
       xymonserver.cfg(5) is used (normally, this is port 1984).


              Defines the IP address of the Xymon server where the collected client messages  are
              forwarded to. By default, messages are sent to the loopback address, i.e.
              to a Xymon server running on the same host as xymonfetch.

              Sets the interval (in seconds) between polls of a client. Default: 60 seconds.

       --id=N Used when you have a setup with multiple Xymon servers. In that case, you must  run
              xymonfetch on each of the Xymon servers, with xymonfetch instance using a different
              value of N. This allows several Xymon servers to pick  up  data  from  the  clients
              running  msgcache, and msgcache can distinguish between which messages have already
              been forwarded to which server.
              N is a number in the range 1-31.

              Limit how often xymonfetch will log problems with fetching data  from  a  host,  in
              seconds.  Default: 900 seconds (15 minutes). This is to prevent a host that is down
              or where msgcache has not been started from flooding the xymonfetch logs. Note that
              this is ignored when debugging is enabled.

              Enable debugging output.


       msgcache(8), xymond(8), xymon(7)