orcahobbit(1) Xymon client utility to grab data from ORCA


orcahobbit --orca=PREFIX [options]


This utility is included in the client distribution for Xymon 4.2. However, the backend module to parse the data it sends it NOT included in Xymon 4.2. It is possible to use the generic Xymon NCV data handler in hobbitd_rrd(8) to process ORCA data, if you have an urgent need to do so.


orcahobbit is an add-on tool for the Xymon client. It is used to grab data collected by the ORCA data collection tool (orcallator.se), and send it to the Xymon server in NCV format.

orcahobbit should run from the client hobbitlaunch(8) utility, i.e. there must be an entry in the clientlaunch.cfg(5) file for orcahobbit.


The filename prefix for the ORCA data log. Typically this is the directory for the ORCA logs, followed by "orcallator". The actual filename for the ORCA logs include a timestamp and sequence number, e.g. "orcallator-2006-06-20-000". This option is required.

Enable debugging output.