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monit not catching failed ping test

From: Fant, Andrew (NIH/NIDA) [E]
Subject: monit not catching failed ping test
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 15:49:06 +0000

Good morning.

     I have a small monitoring setup with m/monit 3.7.2, using monit 5.25.2 as the agent.   There are a couple of systems that I cannot install monit on that I still need to be aware of any downtime, so I have added them as ping checks in the monitrc on the host where I installed m/monit.  Yesterday, one of those remote systems went down, but monit and m/monit didn’t report an alert for it and still have its status as OK.  Using anonymized information,  the entry in the monitrc on host1 is:


CHECK HOST host2_ping with ADDRESS



And from the command line on host1:


host1% monit status host2_ping

Monit 5.25.2 uptime: 48d 19h 8m


Remote Host 'host2_ping'

  status                       OK

  monitoring status            Monitored

  monitoring mode              active

  on reboot                    start

  ping response time           -

  data collected               Fri, 08 Mar 2019 10:41:33




host1% ping host2

PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.

From ( icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable

From ( icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable

From ( icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable


Clearly there is a disconnect between the OS-provided ping utility and what monit is seeing.   I’m sure that it’s probably a simple error in configuration, but I am not seeing what I did wrong.   Can someone please set me on the correct path?


Thank you



Andrew Fant                      |            Systems Administrator

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