The sp_eventmon monitoring script monitors the SharePlex Event Log (event_log) at set intervals for entries relating to key replication events. You can define the scan interval and the error messages you want the script to detect. Each scan starts where the previous one stopped to keep the impact on the system minimal and prevent duplicate warnings.
The sp_eventmon script takes the following actions after each scan of the Event Log:
Before running the script, perform the following tasks.
See Requirements for using the monitoring scripts before using this script. Note: The script must be run in the ksh shell.
The sp_eventmon script scans for events listed in the error_list file, located in the util sub-directory of the SharePlex product directory. View that file for more information about the supported errors. You can add custom error strings to the error_list file by editing it in any ASCII text editor. Open the file and place each error string on a separate line.
The IW_HOME variable in the script must be set to the correct value on each machine. This variable must point to the directory in which the monitoring scripts and iwgrep reside.
If the path is not correct:
Set the path as shown in the following example:
To use the e-mail notification feature, define the e-mail address(es) in the script before running it.
Add any number of address strings after the MailUserName= variable. Use the full e-mail and/or pager address. Separate multiple entries with a comma, as shown in the following example:
Use the truncate log command in sp_ctrl to truncate the Event Log frequently when you are running the sp_eventmon script. If the log grows too large, the iwgrep program cannot grep from it properly. When you issue the truncate log command, remove the username.mrk file. The next time you run sp_eventmon it will create a new file. See the SharePlex Reference Guide for more information about the truncate log command.
When there is an existing Event Log with errors in it and the script is running, issue the truncate log command and then delete the sp_cop_name.mrk file, where sp_cop_name is the value used in the -s argument when the script was run. This file is in the util sub-directory of the SharePlex product directory.
To run sp_eventmon
Run the script from the util sub-directory of the SharePlex product directory, not from app-modules. When you run it from the util directory, you actually make a soft link that runs a utility which first sets up the correct environment before running the script itself.
nohup sp_eventmon -s 'sp_copname' -t interval -p path [-n name ] [-m] /dev/null &
Table 7: Required arguments
Directs the script to continue running in the background if the user logs out. This ensures continuous monitoring. The sp_eventmon component runs the script.
Sets the name of sp_cop that was used when sp_cop was started with the -u option. The name of sp_cop must be enclosed within single quote marks. You can use this parameter more than once to monitor multiple sp_cop instances on a system. Without this parameter, sp_eventmon will not start.
Runs the script in the background.
Sets the time interval between scans in seconds. The value can be any positive integer.
Table 8: Optional Components
|-p path||Sets the path to the SharePlex variable-data directory. Without this variable, sp_eventmon assumes the default path.|
|/dev/null||Redirects the notification output to the /dev/null device on the local system so that the monitoring process continues to run in the background and generate output. To have the output appear on screen, omit this argument.|
|-n name||Sets the name of the Event Log if it is something other than the default name “event_log.”|
|-m||Enables the e-mail/paging option. Without this option, sp_eventmon only logs errors to the log file.|