Daily and Weekly Periodic Scripts

Doug Hardie bc979 at lafn.org
Tue Feb 21 22:21:04 UTC 2017

I used to have a few servers and reading the daily and weekly periodic reports was a bit time consuming, but still viable.  However, now I have a bunch of servers and am swamped with those reports daily.  I have even less time available to read them and generally end up deleting them in mass.  I have on occasion, although not in a few years, identified issues in those reports that need to be addressed.  That part bothers me.

I was wondering if anyone has done anything to create code to review those scripts and identify issues and only report those issues.  For example, looking at the network counts, the collision rate should always be zero on ethernet.  Finding a number there greater than zero is a problem that needs to be addressed.  Likewise the error counts should also be zero.  However, some systems do have a normal low level of errors so that rate would need to be configurable per system.

— Doug

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