JDBCQueryMonitor

The JDBCQueryMonitor runs an SQL query against a database and is able to verify the result of the query. A read-only connection is made, preventing the monitor from being able to alter data. It is based on the JDBC technology to connect and communicate with the database.

Monitor facts

Class Name

org.opennms.netmgt.poller.monitors.JDBCQueryMonitor

Remote Enabled

false

Configuration and use

Table 1. Monitor-specific parameters for the JDBCQueryMonitor
Parameter Description Default

Required

driver

JDBC driver class to use.

org.postgresql.Driver

url {}

JDBC URL to connect to.

jdbc:postgresql://OPENNMS_JDBC_HOSTNAME/opennms

user {}

Database user

postgres

password {}

Database password

empty string

query

The SQL query to run.

n/a

action

The evaluation action to perform.

row_count

column

The result column to evaluate against when using compare_string method.

n/a

operator

Operator to use for the evaluation.

>=

operand

The operand to compare against the SQL query result.

depends on the action

Optional

message

The message to use if the service is down. Both operands and the operator are added to the message.

generic message, depending on the action

retries

How many retries to perform before failing the test.

0

{} indicates the parameter supports placeholder substitution.

The OPENNMS_JDBC_HOSTNAME is replaced in the url parameter with the IP or resolved hostname of the interface the monitored service is assigned to.

This monitor implements the Common Configuration Parameters.

Table 2. Available action parameters and their default operand
Parameter Description Default operand

row_count

Compares the number of returned rows, not a value of the resulting rows.

1

compare_string

Always checks strings for equality with the operand.

n/a

compare_int

Compares an integer from a column of the first result row.

1

Table 3. Available operand parameters
Parameter XML entity to use in XML configs

=

=

<

&lt;

>

&gt;

!=

!=

&lt;=

>=

&gt;=

Evaluate the action - operator - operand

Evaluates only the first result row the SQL query returns. The evaluation can be against the value of one column or the number of rows the SQL query returns.

Provide the database driver

The JDBCQueryMonitor is based on JDBC and requires a JDBC driver to communicate with any database. Since Meridian itself uses a PostgreSQL database, the PostgreSQL JDBC driver is available out of the box. For all other database systems, you must provide a compatible JDBC driver to Meridian as a JAR file. To provide a JDBC driver, place the driver-jar in your $OPENNMS_HOME/lib folder. For instructions on how to provide JDBC drivers on Minion, see Install JDBC driver.

Examples

Row count

The following example checks if the number of events in the Meridian database is fewer than 250,000.

<service name="OpenNMS-DB-Event-Limit" interval="30000" user-defined="true" status="on">
  <parameter key="driver" value="org.postgresql.Driver"/>
  <parameter key="url" value="jdbc:postgresql://OPENNMS_JDBC_HOSTNAME:5432/opennms"/>
  <parameter key="user" value="opennms"/>
  <parameter key="password" value="opennms"/>
  <parameter key="query" value="select eventid from events" />
  <parameter key="action" value="row_count" />
  <parameter key="operand" value="250000" />
  <parameter key="operator" value="&lt;" />
  <parameter key="message" value="too many events in OpenNMS database" />
</service>

<monitor service="OpenNMS-DB-Event-Limit" class-name="org.opennms.netmgt.poller.monitors.JDBCQueryMonitor" />

String comparison

The following example checks if the queried string matches against a defined operand.

<service name="MariaDB-Galera" interval="300000" user-defined="false" status="on">
  <parameter key="driver" value="org.mariadb.jdbc.Driver"/>
  <parameter key="user" value="opennms"/>
  <parameter key="password" value="********"/>
  <parameter key="url" value="jdbc:mysql://OPENNMS_JDBC_HOSTNAME"/>
  <parameter key="query" value="SELECT VARIABLE_VALUE FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.GLOBAL_STATUS WHERE VARIABLE_NAME = 'wsrep_cluster_status'"/>
  <parameter key="column" value="VARIABLE_VALUE"/>
  <parameter key="action" value="compare_string"/>
  <parameter key="operator" value="="/>
  <parameter key="operand" value="Primary"/>
  <parameter key="message" value="Galera Node is not in primary component"/>
</service>

<monitor service="MariaDB-Galera" class-name="org.opennms.netmgt.poller.monitors.JDBCQueryMonitor" />