Smeadmin

From SME Server


sme9admin for SME Server

for a sme 7 version check sme7admin

for a sme 8 version check sme8admin

{note} Note that sme9admin for SME10 is now called "smeadmin". Installation is "yum install smeserver-smeadmin --enablerepo=smecontribs,epel {note}


Version

Contrib 10:
smeserver-smeadmin
The latest version of smeserver-smeadmin is available in the SME repository, click on the version number(s) for more information.


Contrib 9:
smeserver-sme9admin
The latest version of smeserver-sme9admin is available in the SME repository, click on the version number(s) for more information.


Maintainer

[1]Unnilennium

[2]Daniel B. from Firewall Services

stephdl Stéphane de Labrusse AKA Stephdl


Description

  • sme9admin is a graphical monitor, alert raising, and services supervision tool for your SME 9 Server.
  • It adds a headline + several subpages to the server-manager.

Installation

[edit]
yum install smeserver-smeadmin --enablerepo=smecontribs

then go configure your sensors and enjoy the contribution in the manager. I should have migrate all your dbs, only issue is if you mirgate from a SME9 i386, you might need to manually remove them and remigrate them manually ( or leave the contrib start from fresh), see troubleshooting at the end of the page.

yum install smeserver-sme9admin --enablerepo=smecontribs

then

 signal-event sme9admin-update

or if you want to restart your server

signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot

Sensor detection

Detect the sensors on your mainboard, (run as root)

/usr/sbin/sensors-detect

For my mainboard, I just hit enter for all questions, which then uses the defaults which can be seen as CAPs. You will need to follow the instructions in order to add the detected sensors in rc.local to have them loaded on reboot.

see lm-sensors wiki and more particularly lm-sensors device

Check installed versions

yum info installed smeserver-sme9admin
yum info installed sysstat
yum info installed hddtemp
yum info installed perl-rrdtool
yum info installed rrdtool

Uninstall

yum remove smeserver-sme9admin

Additional information

If you connect to the SMEserver console by Putty ssh-client (or similar) you can copy and paste the commands (very convenient).

Good luck /Per


Known Problems

du -s and CPU

The du -s option allows you to have detailed information on the use of your hard drive. Unfortunately with the high volume of data in recent huge drives and/or with older slower CPUs, you should NOT use this option unless you want to see constant high CPU utilization, as this command will be launched every 5 minutes.

disabling IMAP

Disabling IMAP will fails webmail authentication. As a result, disabling IMAP will only work until new reboot or some event to be trigger. This will also make webmail fails until next reboot.

After reboot disabled IMAP will be set automatically to enabled and access to localhost.

CRITICAL - md0 [U_] has 1 of 2 devices active (active=sda1 failed=none spare=none)

Any sme9 installation will have a raid 1 boot partition. If you want to avoid to see this warning you can do the following:

 mdadm --grow /dev/md0 --raid-devices=1 --force

Troubleshoot section

Here some tricks and tips to understand what is occurring if you have problem with sme9admin

  • look what sysstat can collect
/usr/lib/sa/sadc 1 2 > sadc.bout
sar -A -n DEV -f sadc.bout
  • look what sadf has stocked (sadf is a human readable file)
less /var/log/sarXX

XX is a number adapt it.

  • look if sensors are working
sensors

sensors need to be activated first

sensors-detect

press 'enter' for all questions and reboot

  • look if hddtemp is working
hddtemp /dev/sda
  • rdd files

all rdd files are in /var/lib/sme9admin, which are binary files. If you want to look the dump to see what it contains

rrdtool dump /var/lib/sme9admin/sensors.rrd > /tmp/sensors.xml
less /tmp/sensors.xml

You have to do it for each file.rrd

  • Logs of sme9admin
less /var/log/sme9admin.log
  • you get after migration from i386 to x86_64 the error that RRD were created on different architecture, then do on previous server:
 cd /var/lib/sme9admin
 for f in *.rrd; do rrdtool dump ${f} > ${f%.*}.xml; done
 rsync *.xml root@newserver:/var/lib/smeadmin/

then on new server

 cd /var/lib/smeadmin/
 for f in *.xml; do rrdtool restore -f ${f}  ${f%.*}.rrd; done
 systemctl restart smeadmind

Bugs

Please raise bugs under the SME-Contribs section in bugzilla and select the smeserver-smeadmin component or use this link .

Below is an overview of the current issues for this contrib:

IDProductVersionStatusSummary (11 tasks)
11643SME Contribs10.0UNCONFIRMEDSome stopped services are not shown
11642SME Contribs10.0UNCONFIRMEDDuplicate smtp-auth-proxy in services
11590SME Contribs10.0rcUNCONFIRMEDsmeadmin error message in admin_error_log
11575SME Contribs10.0rcUNCONFIRMEDNo content-type / charset in sent emails
11550SME ContribsFuturCONFIRMEDfalse report of tls denied mail
10855SME Contribs9.2CONFIRMEDfalse report of system total hd space
10761SME Contribs9.2CONFIRMEDssh port
10292SME Contribs9.2CONFIRMEDPing hosts targets
10244SME Contribs9.0UNCONFIRMEDIncorrect sme9admin explanation string 1850
9878SME Contribs9.0CONFIRMEDNFR: vpn port customization
8091SME ContribsFuturCONFIRMEDNFR: monitor mysql

Changelog

Only released version in smecontrib are listed here.