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RE: Log Monitor Recommendations Requested

Ernie Oporto ernie.oporto@viragelogic.com
Mon, 12 May 2003 14:10:44 -0700 (PDT)

I understand that Swatch http://swatch.sourceforge.net has a patch that
allows it to watch multiple files and can fire off mails for various


Ernest A. Oporto, Senior Systems Administrator
Virage Logic Corporation
Perryville Corporate Park, Bldg 3, Clinton, NJ 08809
Phone:(908)735-1932   Fax:(908)735-1999

-----Original Message-----
From: users-bounces@conserver.com [mailto:users-bounces@conserver.com] On
Behalf Of Scott Armstrong
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 9:22 PM
To: users@conserver.com
Subject: Log Monitor Recommendations Requested

Hi all,

Sorry if this question isn't appropriate for this list, but I thought
someone here might have some input on my situation.

I'm looking for a Linux application that can watch multiple Conserver logs
and start processes when detecting certain events.  There are multiple
applications available that will send emails based on log events, but I
to be having difficulty finding one that will fire off
shell/perl/python/expect scripts.

My situation is this, I need to fill-up a dozen racks with 16 or so units
each.  When a unit is powered on, I need to automatically open a console
connection to it, configure it to boot from NFS, run a series of tests,
install an O/S and shut it down.  The only interface into these units is
through a serial console port.  My thought is to use a log monitor program
to watch the conserver logs for the unit boot notifications and then use a
script to open the conserver client and interact with the unit.
Unfortunately, I can't seem to locate a log watch tool that can watch
multiple logs and then trigger a (non-email related) process.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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