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Smokeping_probes_skel

NAME

Smokeping::probes::skel - a skeleton for Smokeping Probes

SYNOPSIS

*** Probes ***
+skel
forks = 5
offset = 50%
step = 300
timeout = 15
# The following variables can be overridden in each target section
pings = 5
# [...]
*** Targets ***
probe = skel # if this should be the default probe
# [...]
+ mytarget
# probe = skel # if the default probe is something else
host = my.host
pings = 5

DESCRIPTION

This is a non-functional module that is intended to act as a basis for creation of new probes. See the smokeping_extend document for more information.

VARIABLES

Supported probe-specific variables:
forks

Run this many concurrent processes at maximum

Example value: 5

Default value: 5

offset

If you run many probes concurrently you may want to prevent them from hitting your network all at the same time. Using the probe-specific offset parameter you can change the point in time when each probe will be run. Offset is specified in % of total interval, or alternatively as ’random’, and the offset from the ’General’ section is used if nothing is specified here. Note that this does NOT influence the rrds itself, it is just a matter of when data acqusition is initiated. (This variable is only applicable if the variable ’concurrentprobes’ is set in the ’General’ section.)

Example value: 50%

step

Duration of the base interval that this probe should use, if different from the one specified in the ’Database’ section. Note that the step in the RRD files is fixed when they are originally generated, and if you change the step parameter afterwards, you’ll have to delete the old RRD files or somehow convert them. (This variable is only applicable if the variable ’concurrentprobes’ is set in the ’General’ section.)

Example value: 300

timeout

How long a single ’ping’ takes at maximum

Example value: 15

Default value: 5

Supported target-specific variables:
pings

How many pings should be sent to each target, if different from the global value specified in the Database section. Note that the number of pings in the RRD files is fixed when they are originally generated, and if you change this parameter afterwards, you’ll have to delete the old RRD files or somehow convert them.

Example value: 5

AUTHORS

Niko Tyni <ntyni AT iki DOT fi>,

SEE ALSO

smokeping_extend

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