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Update and query statuses on a Xymon server

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This library allows basic communication with a Xymon server directly from a Python script. It works with Python 2.6, 2.7, and 3. It can be used on a system with no Xymon client installed.

Some basic examples are shown here. See help(Xymon) for details.


$ pip install Xymon

Getting Started

Get an instance of the Xymon class to talk to the server.

>>> from xymon import Xymon
>>> server = Xymon('xymon.domain.tld', 1984)

The server name and port number are optional. The server name will default to the $XYMSRV environment variable if your script is being run by a Xymon client, or localhost if the variable isn’t set. The port defaults to 1984.


Report a status to the server:

>>>'webserver01', 'https', 'yellow', 'slow HTTP response')


Getting status data:

>>> server.appfeed(host='ldap.*', test='ldaps')
        {'status': 'green',
         'changed': 1396294952,
         'time': 1396462829,
         'url': 'https://xymon.domain.tld/xymon-cgi/',
         'summary': 'green Wed Apr  2 14:19:56 2014 ldaps ok '}
        {'status': 'green',
         'changed': 1396294952,
         'time': 1396462829,
         'url': 'https://xymon.domain.tld/xymon-cgi/',
         'summary': 'green Wed Apr  2 14:19:56 2014 ldaps ok '}

This communicates with the server using its appfeed.cgi interface. If called with no arguments, appfeed() will return data for all tests on all hosts. Results can be limited by host, test, page, and color.

Note that host can be a pattern as described in Xymon’s documentation.

To just get the status of a single service on a single host as a string, use status():

>>> server.status('ldap01', 'ldaps')

If you want data for more than one host/test, it’s probably more efficient to get all the data using appfeed() and pull out what you want.

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