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How to combine RHEL systemd and monit?

From: Sonderegger, Markus
Subject: How to combine RHEL systemd and monit?
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2019 15:32:08 +0000

Hi all

I am new to this mailing-list so bear with me if this question already came up even so I could not find an adequate answer in the archives so far.


I am responsible for managing applications like IBM MQ, IBM Integration Bus, Appia FIX Engine and many supporting and monitoring tools written in Perl and Bash.

We managed these applications using Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) on Solaris implementing the Start, Stop, Clean and Monitor Program.


Now we are forced to migrate to Linux and our Sys Admins want that we manage our applications using systemd using sudo commands as we do not have root access.


I then discovered monit which is a good replacement of the intelligent watchdog functionality VCS did deliver with additional functionality much appreciated.

I am very happy with the functionality of monit even if currently we can’t run it under root.


But I face an issue to smoothly bring down the applications when systemd controls monit.

Our SysAdmin has defined the following systemd entries:


ExecStart=/opt/monit/bin/monit -I -v
ExecStop=/opt/monit/bin/monit stop all
ExecStop=/bin/bash -c "while true; do if [ $(/opt/monit/bin/monit -B status | /bin/egrep '^\s*status' | /bin/egrep -c 'OK|Initializing') -eq 0 ] ; then break; else echo waiting; sleep 5; fi; done"
ExecStop=/opt/monit/bin/monit quit


but this does not work smoothly as systemd kills the processes before they are smoothly shut down.


Doing it manually with monit stop all works fine but not with systemd.


Is there a better way to bring down monit so that systemd waits until monit has brought down all my processes?


Many thanks for your help.




Dr. Markus Sonderegger

Executive Director

Head Application Integration


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