|Subject:||Why are the services not started automatically on reboot?|
|Date:||Sun, 11 Aug 2019 11:27:30 +0000|
The monit manual says in “SYSTEM REBOOT AND SERVICE STARTUP”:
“In start mode, Monit will always start the service automatically on reboot, even if it was stopped before restart. This is the default mode and used if onreboot is not specified.”
I would expect that monit will call the START method when the system comes up but I experimented at least 2 days with PROCESS and PROGRAM with various combinations and did not manage to get the services started properly.
Do I misunderstand the saying of the manual that the services are started automatically?
Here some thoughts:
The manual says for a PROCESS service:
“If the pid-file does not exist or does not contain the PID number of a running process, Monit will call the entry's start method if defined.”
This no longer works when I add an EXEC action.
The manual also says for the validate argument:
“Check all services listed in the control file. This action is also the default behaviour when Monit runs in daemon mode.”
Our SysAdmin starts monit with the following systemd entry:
ExecStart=/opt/monit/bin/monit -I -vv
Would we have to define ExecStart=/opt/monit/bin/monit -I –vv start all?
Doing so could we suppress starting all services by setting ONREBOOT NOSTART when we need to apply a patch before starting the services?
Many thanks for your help.
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