Monit v5.26 refuses to monitor rsyslogd

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by concept21, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. concept21

    concept21 Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Hello,
    Please check my attachment.
    monit rsyslogd error.png
    It is my monit rsyslog. I have not changed anything:
    Code:
     check process rsyslogd with pidfile /var/run/rsyslogd.pid
       group system
       group rsyslogd
       start program = "/etc/init.d/rsyslog start"
       stop  program = "/etc/init.d/rsyslog stop"
       if 5 restarts with 5 cycles then timeout
       depend on rsyslogd_bin
       depend on rsyslogd_rc
       depend on rsyslog_file
    
     check file rsyslogd_bin with path /usr/sbin/rsyslogd
       group rsyslogd
       include /etc/monit/templates/rootbin
    
     check file rsyslogd_rc with path "/etc/init.d/rsyslog"
       group rsyslogd
       include /etc/monit/templates/rootbin
    
     check file rsyslog_file with path /var/log/syslog
       group rsyslogd
       # Note: activate the immark plugin for rsyslog if
       # your system is too low on events.
       if timestamp > 65 minutes then alert
       if failed permission 640  then unmonitor
       if failed uid root        then unmonitor
       if failed gid adm         then unmonitor
    Then, I edit file /lib/systemd/system/rsyslog.service and remove -iNONE option from ExecStart line. Then, run:
    systemctl daemon-reload
    systemctl restart rsyslog

    Now, /var/run/rsyslogd.pid is created.

    Then, I run:
    monit monitor rsyslogd
    However, Monit still ignores rsyslogd as shown. How do we correct it? :rolleyes:

    My system is Ubuntu 20.04.2, ISPConfig v3.2.5.
     
  2. concept21

    concept21 Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I find the cause. It is this line:
    if failed uid root then unmonitor

    Ubuntu 20.04, /var/log/syslog belongs to Unix user syslog. :cool:

    Correct it as:
    if failed uid 104 then unmonitor
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2021
    ahrasis likes this.

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