[FX.php List] Monitoring WPE connection
bob at patin.com
Wed Aug 24 18:51:30 MDT 2011
That's sort of what I wrote; I have a simple FIND that looks for a field and a value of 1 in it. Then, if the query fails, I should get an error message and that would run the branch that emails me with the server name.
Earlier tonight though, the page just never finished loading, so I was thinking my method wouldn't work...
I'll give it another night and see how it goes...
I was hoping there might be some FX command I wasn't aware of, that would tell me whether a connection to the DB could be made...
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On Aug 24, 2011, at 7:23 PM, List at NicheIT wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> We have some monitors in place like that and they actually check for known text on a page that is pulled from the database. So if the text expected isn't there, the page hasn't loaded and we get an email and sms. You could just have a simple database with a basic page that displays text from a field that won't change and check for that.
> We found that sometimes the WPE will lose the connection to FMS and the page will still load but be blank. So monitors that check for errors in the header don't report anything as everything looks ok to them.
> Hope that helps.
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> On 25/08/2011, at 10:08 AM, Bob Patin wrote:
>> I'm having trouble w/ one of my server pairs losing connection between the WPE and the FM Server machine. Neither of the machines crash, but it just loses connection; redeploying the WPE always fixes it.
>> I tried writing a simple query, and having it run on a robot, meta-refreshing every 5 minutes. However, when the WPE failed just now, my page just failed to load.
>> Is there a command I can put into a page that would tell me whether the WPE/FM Server connection is working? It appears that if the WPE loses connection, FX won't return anything.
>> I'm going to reinstall the database server in the morning, but would like to have a monitor in place tonight if possible...
>> Ideas appreciated,
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