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README.md

Chef monit cookbook Build Status

Installs and configures Monit, with a resource provider for managing additional monit checks.

Suggested background reading:

  • The Fine Manual
  • This README, the resource and provider in cookbook libraries directory.

Recipes

  • monit-ng::default: loads the other recipes in the order below
  • monit-ng::install: installs monit via package or source
  • monit-ng::configure: configures global monit template
  • monit-ng::service: configures and manages the monit service
  • monit-ng::reload: reloads monit service if converge updated a monit_check

Dependencies

  • yum-epel (on rhel hosts)
  • ubuntu (on ubuntu hosts)
  • apt (on debian hosts)
  • build-essential (if installing from source)

Attributes

Most of these are very straight-forward, and pulled directly from the manual. See the inline documentation in attributes/*.rb for details.

The few "special" attributes are noted below:

  • default['monit']['config']['alert'] (default: []): this attributes configures global set alert config option for each Hash element with attribute name and optional event filters

Documentation for event filters can be found here.

"default_attributes": {
  "monit": {
    "config": {
      "alert": [
        {
			    "name": "root@localhost",
			    "but_not_on": [ "nonexist" ]
			  },
			  {
			    "name": "netadmin@localhost",
			    "only_on": [ "nonexist", "timeout", "icmp", "connection"]
			  },
			  {
			    "name": "iwantall@localhost",
			  }
			]
    }
  }
}
  • default['monit']['config']['mail_servers'] (default: []): this attributes configures set mailserver config option for each Hash element (mail server) with hash like so:
"default_attributes": {
  "monit": {
    "config": {
 			"mail_servers": [
  		  {
          "hostname": "localhost",
          "port": 25,
          "username": null,
          "password": null,
          "security": null,
          "timeout": "30 seconds"
        }
			]
    }
  }
}
  • default['monit']['config']['built_in_configs'] (default: []): this defines what built-in configuration files will be included
"default_attributes": {
  "monit": {
    "config": {
      "built_in_configs": [
        "memcached",
        "nginx"
      ]
    }
  }
}

Resources

monit_check

Attribute Description Default
cookbook cookbook from which to source monit config template monit-ng
check_type type of check (e.g. program, process, host) process
check_id check identifier (e.g. pid path, hostname, executable path nil
id_type type of identifier (e.g. pid, matching, address, path) determined by check_type
start_as user to execute start command as nil
start_as_group group to start program as nil
start start command nil
stop_as user to execute stop command as nil
stop_as_group group to execute stop command as nil
stop stop command nil
group check group(s) (e.g. "hosts" or ["hosts", "apis"]) []
depends depends on named service (e.g. "apache") nil
tests array of hashes with 'condition', 'action' keys, maps to monit if, then []
every string for args to "every" configuration (e.g. every n cycles, every "* 8-19 * * 1-5") nil
alert email to alert nil
but_not_on alert modifier to filter events for notification nil
alert_events alert modifier to filter events for notification nil

Contributing

  1. Fork the repository on Github
  2. Create a named feature branch (like add_component_x)
  3. Write your change
  4. Write tests for your change (if applicable)
  5. Run the tests (rake), ensuring they all pass
  6. Write new resource/attribute description to README.md
  7. Write description about changes to PR
  8. Submit a Pull Request using Github

Copyright & License

Authors:: Nathan Williams and contributors

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
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