Munin scripts deprecated
How to install Munin scripts for Open-Xchange
Installation on OX App Suite
open-xchange-munin-scripts, which is part of the
backend software repository, must be installed.
Munin-scripts for Jolokia need an additional perl modules json and lwp, which are set inside the depenecies. Those should be installed automaticly.
If not, please install the following modules:
How to interact with Jolokia for Open-Xchange
Open-Xchange does support Jolokia as a remote JMX-Bridge over HTTP. By Version 7.4.0 ongoing, it is located inside Open-Xchange Bundle and configured by jolokia.properties. Additional information can be found at jolokia.org. This has been done to get less overhead and speak with the corresponding JMX-beans directly.
Set configuration by user id and context id
|com.openexchange.jolokia.start||false||start switch for jolokia|
|com.openexchange.jolokia.servlet.name||/monitoring/jolokia||Under what servlet name jolokia will be published, please bear in mind that this should not be forwarded by apache and kept internal|
|com.openexchange.jolokia.user||User used for authentication with HTTP Basic Authentication. If not given, Jolokia will not start!|
|com.openexchange.jolokia.password||Password used for authentification, if not set "secret" is used.|
|com.openexchange.jolokia.restrict.to.localhost||true||This setting will restrict jolokia access to localhost. It is completly ignored when a jolokia-access.xml is present|
Keep in mind that Jolokia will not start unless you set
com.openexchange.jolokia.start = true com.openexchange.jolokia.user = yourUser com.openexchange.jolokia.password = yourPassword
When using Munin-Scripts with Jolokia, this user and password also need to be changed.
Configuration for Jolokia munin scripts
In addition to the server properties in
jolokia.properties the munin scripts has to be configured too.
|env.oxJolokiaUrl||http://localhost:8009/monitoring/jolokia||Base url for jolokia|
|env.oxJolokiaUser||"changeMe!Now"||User used for authentication with HTTP Basic Authentication.|
|env.oxJolokiaPassword||"s3cr3t!toBeChanged"||Password used for authentification|
env.oxJolokiaUser is not changed from its default value
changeMe!Now , monitoring will not work as the user
changeMe!Now is set to stop monitoring inside the munin scripts. Both,
env.oxJolokiaPassword need to be set to the same value as set inside
Configuring for OX Documents / Documentconverter
OX Documents and Documentconverter monitoring can used by installing the additional packages
open-xchange-documents-monitoring. The Documentconverter uses a different port to access monitoring data. The corresponding
oxJolokiaURL is has to be configured with an entry in the settings.
[ox_documentconverter*] env.oxJolokiaUrl http://localhost:8008/monitoring/jolokia
See this article for more details.
Supplementary notes for distributed munin clients
The default munin node configuration only allows connections from localhost, which means that munin master has to run on the same host. If there already is a munin master running, that master IP has to be added to the file /etc/munin/munin-node.conf on each node:
\# A list of addresses that are allowed to connect. This must be a \# regular expression, since Net::Server does not understand CIDR-style \# network notation unless the perl module Net::CIDR is installed. You \# may repeat the allow line as many times as you'd like allow ^127\.0\.0\.1$
Make sure the munin and apache packages are installed. If only localhost is going to be monitored, the default configuration is sufficient. Other munin nodes can be added in the
\# a simple host tree [localhost.localdomain] address 127.0.0.1 use_node_name yes By default, the munin monitoring web page is only reached from localhost, other hosts or networks can be added in /etc/apache2/conf.d/munin: Allow from localhost 127.0.0.0/8 ::1 # the default setting Allow from 10.99.0.0/8 # added network
The munin webpage is located at http://yourhost_where_munin_is_running.org/munin.
As Jolokia represents a JMX-Interface it is highly recommended not to forward it to the internet!
This is by default set through the use of
com.openexchange.jolokia.restrict.to.localhost = true
and can be changed by either setting it to false or providing a
For further information how to setup this file, http://www.jolokia.org/reference/html/security.html is a good start as all those settings are usable.
Jolokia with Grizzly
When using Grizzly and munin scripts on the same machine, you can connect to jolokia directly with the servers address, e.g.:
http://localhost:8009/monitoring/jolokia. When connecting through another machine, a best practise is to use the same forwarding as described in the login counter example.