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Multiple Pandora Processes on Linux
Hi there,

When I start Pandora on Linux (Amazon Linux AMI release 2014.09), it shows two processes:

ps aux | grep pandora
root      4570  0.4  0.2 153564  7764 pts/0    SN  08:26  0:00 /usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/pandora_agent /etc/pandora
root      4575  0.0  0.1 153428  6048 pts/0    SN  08:26  0:00 /usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/pandora_agent /etc/pandora

When I run:
/etc/init.d/pandora_agent_daemon status
Pandora FMS Agent is running with PID 4570.

If I shutdown Pandora, I have to run it twice to fully shut it down.

Is this normal? If not, is there any way to stop the two processes from starting?

I know it's not the init script that's causing this, as when I run the command  /usr/bin/pandora_agent /etc/pandora it still spawns two processes.

Many thanks in advance.
Hi Tim,

can you send me a screenshot with your agent configuration on file /etc/pandora/pandora_agent.conf?

Hi Javier,

Thanks for the help.

Please see below

# General Parameters
# ==================

server_path    /var/spool/pandora/data_in
temporal /var/log/pandora/tmp
logfile /var/log/pandora/pandora_agent.log

# Interval in seconds, 300 by default
interval        300

# Debug mode only generate XML, and stop after first execution
debug          0

# Optional. UDP Server to receive orders from outside
udp_server 1
udp_server_port 41122

# By default, agent takes machine name
agent_name    INTEGRATION

# Group assigned for this agent (descriptive, p.e: Servers)
group Integration

# format of latitude,longitude,altitude
# i.e.: 41.377,-5.105,2.365

# Listening TCP port for remote server.
server_port    41121

# Transfer mode: tentacle, ftp, ssh or local
transfer_mode tentacle

# Enable or disable XML buffer.
# If you are in a secured environment and want to enable the XML buffer you
# should consider changing the temporal directory, since /tmp is world writable.
xml_buffer 1

# Minimum available bytes in the temporal directory to enable the XML buffer
temporal_min_size 1024i

description INTEGRATION
remote_config 0

# Secondary server configuration
# ==============================

# If secondary_mode is set to on_error, data files are copied to the secondary
# server only if the primary server fails. If set to always, data files are
# always copied to the secondary server.
#secondary_mode on_error
#secondary_server_ip localhost
#secondary_server_path /var/spool/pandora/data_in
#secondary_server_port 41121
#secondary_transfer_mode tentacle
#secondary_server_pwd mypassword
#secondary_server_ssl no

# Module Definition
# =================

# System information

# vmstat syntax depends on linux distro and vmstat command version, please check before use it
module_name CPU Load
module_type generic_data
module_interval 1
module_exec vmstat 1 2 | tail -1 | awk '{ print $13 }'
module_max 100
module_min 0
module_description User CPU Usage (%)
module_min_warning 70
module_max_warning 90
module_min_critical 91
module_max_critical 100
module_unit %

# vmstat syntax depends on linux distro and vmstat command version, please check before use it
module_name CPU IOWait
module_type generic_data
module_interval 1
module_exec vmstat 1 2 | tail -1 | awk '{ print $16 }'
module_min_warning 10
module_min_critical 16
module_unit %

#Get load average
module_name Load Average
module_type generic_data
module_exec cat /proc/loadavg | cut -d' ' -f1
module_description Average process in CPU (Last minute)

#IO Wait CPU ticks /sec
module_name IOWaitCPU
module_type generic_data_inc
module_exec vmstat -s | grep 'IO-wait cpu ticks' | awk '{ print $1 }'
module_unit ticks/sec
module_description Too much IOwait means IO bottleneck and performance problems. Check also LoadAVG.

#Connected users
module_name Connected users
module_type generic_data
module_exec who | wc -l

#Count total number of processes
module_name Number processes
module_type generic_data
module_exec ps aux | wc -l
module_description Total processes
module_unit processes

# Async data example

module_name LastLogin
module_type async_string
module_exec last | head -1
module_description Monitor last user loggin

# Check http
module_name CheckHttpd
module_type generic_data
module_plugin nagios_plugin_wrapper TestHttp /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins/check_http -H localhost -f follow
module_description Check http status

# This plugin detects all disk and report free space (%)
module_plugin pandora_df_free

# This plugin detects system free memory and free swap (in %)
module_plugin pandora_mem

# This plugin will get the network usage (bytes/sec)
module_plugin pandora_netusage

# This parses /var/log/syslog file, under the module name 'Syslog_error'
# And search for 'ERROR' string into it, sending only that information.
module_plugin grep_log /var/log/syslog Syslog_error ERROR
Hi Tim,

it's a problem related to the directive "udp_server 1". The development area is working to solve it for the SP3 version of Pandora FMS.

Sorry for any inconvenience. It will be solved soon.


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