[ngw] monitor/restart groupwise agents

Lawrence Kearney lawrence.kearney at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 27 17:48:36 UTC 2012


Has the gwha user been configured as a local linux user (in /etc/passwd not LUM), the GWHA service enabled in xinetd and the credentials configured in the grpwise-mon startup script file to include the gwha user and the relevant agent http user ... ?


-- lawrence


-----Original Message-----
>From: Alan Bens <ABENS at go-metro.com>
>Sent: Dec 27, 2012 12:36 PM
>To: NGWList <ngw at ngwlist.com>
>Subject: Re: [ngw] monitor/restart groupwise agents
>
>Well I've been working on this since Dec 12th (off and on) and I have
>not been able to get the GWHA to work.  I read the Novell docs, Danita's
>book, Everything is installed and monitoring.  I followed all the steps
>in the cool solutions article (except my poor title of the comment, to
>much holiday punch) and I'm still unable to the auto restart to work.
> 
>GW 2012 Sp1 SLES 10.3 OES 2.0.3  Head hurts and is getting flat.
> 
>But I hope everyone had a nice Christmas/Holiday.
> 
>Al B
>
>>>> On 12/12/2012 at 1:37 PM, "Kenneth Etter" <kle at msktd.com> wrote:
>
>I wasn't aware of that...missed that section in the docs.
>
>Ken
>
>>>> On 12/12/2012 at 11:22 AM, in message
><CAMYRAPMKo4n+8hY95pV2JGjSCMzqaUuP3W_fsRbW1tN1XPXsoA at mail.gmail.com>,
>Joseph Marton <jmmarton at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>Well by default GWIA binds to all IPs, so that makes sense.  All you
>should
>have to do is change GWIA to bind exclusively to the assigned IP as
>Morris
>suggested but you shouldn't have to do anything with postfix.
>
>You can do a quick test if you can schedule a couple of minutes of
>downtime.  Shutdown GWIA, startup postfix, then try to telnet both to
>localhost and the assigned IP on port 25.  If I was a betting man, and
>I'm
>not because I'm a Cubs fan, I would bet that you'll only be able to
>connect
>on localhost.
>
>Joe
>
>
>On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 10:14 AM, Kenneth Etter <kle at msktd.com> wrote:
>
>> Thanks Morris, I wasn't aware of that.
>>
>> Joe, when I initially installed GW 2012 on OES 11, my GWIA wasn't
>> sending/receiving.  I stopped postfix and the GWIA started working. 
>So I'm
>> not sure when that became the default, but it didn't seem to be on
>my
>> install.
>>
>> Regards,
>> KEn
>>
>>
>> >>> On 12/12/2012 at 11:08 AM, in message <CAMYRAPMWp1t+ry3j+r3Ua==
>> 2qrrFb63PAL4AvbOefdxEpqiT2A at mail.gmail.com>, Joseph Marton <
>> jmmarton at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> That should actually be the default postfix setting.  Earlier
>versions of
>> SLES and OES had postfix bound to all IPs, but for quite some time
>now it
>> binds by default to just the loopback interface.
>>
>> Joe
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 9:55 AM, Morris Blackham
><mblackham at gw.novell.com
>> >wrote:
>>
>> > You can have postfix and GWIA coexist.   Set GWIA to bind exclusive
>to
>> the
>> > assigned IP.  Then make sure postfix is configured to only listen
>on
>> > localhost.  Edit /etc/postfix/main.cf and make sure
>inet_interfaces
>> > options is set like this:
>> >
>> > inet_interfaces = localhost
>> >
>> > --Morris
>> >
>> > >>> "Kenneth Etter" <kle at msktd.com> 12/11/2012 4:36 PM >>>
>> > That works nicely except that I disabled postfix since this server
>also
>> > hosts my GWIA.  So I can't get an email notification from it.
>> >
>> > Ken
>> >
>> >
>> > >>> On 12/11/2012 at 5:24 PM, in message <
>> > 50C742100200008D00086BF7 at hermes.cwu.edu>, Greg DeLuca
><gdeluca at cwu.EDU>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > This basic check-up runs every 2 minutes and should work after
>creating
>> > the files and setting a few variables....  This setup can be
>easily
>> > modified for other agents too.  It also avoids using rcgrpwise
>status
>> which
>> > does not always return the proper status or return code.
>> >
>> >
>> > cat /usr/local/bin/check_po
>> > #!/bin/bash
>> >
>> > declare -i CNT=0
>> > #Modify the name of the GroupWise agent startup file to match the
>actual
>> > name.
>> > CNT=`ps -aef | grep -v grep | grep -c '@admin.poa'`
>> >
>> > if [ $CNT -eq 0 ]
>> > then
>> > echo "Restarting the Admin POA"
>> > echo "Restarted the Admin POA" `! date` >>
>/usr/local/bin/gwpoachk.log
>> > #Modify the name of the GW agent. Check the name by typing the
>command
>> > "rcgrpwise status". Set your email address too.
>> > /etc/init.d/grpwise start Admin.CWU &
>> > mail -s "GroupWise Admin POA restarted" user at domain <
>> > /usr/local/bin/smtpalertpoa.txt
>> > else
>> > echo "The GroupWise Admin POA is running"
>> > fi
>> >
>> > ----------------
>> > cat /usr/local/bin/smtpalertpoa.txt
>> > # set your po's name and the server's name
>> > {po} POA on {servername} restarted.
>> >
>> > ------------------
>> > crontab -e
>> >
>> > */2 * * * * /usr/local/bin/check_po
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > >>> On 12/11/2012 at 01:33 PM, in message <
>> > 50C7606702000013000E74DA at mail.msktd.com>, Kenneth Etter
><kle at msktd.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > Sorry, I know this has been talked about plenty of times, but I
>can't
>> find
>> > what I need.  I am running GW 2012 SP1 on OES 11.  I have had a
>post
>> office
>> > go dead a couple of times now - just needed a restart.  I would
>really
>> like
>> > to have it monitored and auto-restarted in case I am not around
>when it
>> > goes down.  I was reading up on the Monitor Agent and GWHA.  Is
>that my
>> > only option?  Or are there other ways to monitor and restart a
>post
>> office
>> > agent?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Ken
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Lawrence Kearney
Novell GroupWise Specialist
Novell Certified Engineer - Enterprise Services
Novell Certified Linux Administrator
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