Simple module executing
exim -bpc to grab exim queue.
This command can take a lot of time to finish its execution thus it is not recommended to run it every second.
The module uses the
exim binary, which can only be executed as root by default. We need to allow other users to
exim binary. We solve that adding
queue_list_requires_admin statement in exim configuration and set to
false, because it is
true by default. On many Linux distributions, the default location of
exim configuration is in
- Edit the
eximconfiguration with your preferred editor and add:
queue_list_requires_admin = false
WHM (CPanel) server
On a WHM server, you can reconfigure
exim over the WHM interface with the following steps.
- Login to WHM
- Navigate to Service Configuration --> Exim Configuration Manager --> tab Advanced Editor
- Scroll down to the button Add additional configuration setting and click on it.
- In the new dropdown which will appear above we need to find and choose:
queue_list_requires_adminand set to
- Scroll to the end and click the Save button.
It produces only one chart:
Exim Queue Emails
Configuration is not needed.
To troubleshoot issues with the
exim module, run the
python.d.plugin with the debug option enabled. The
output will give you the output of the data collection job or error messages on why the collector isn't working.
First, navigate to your plugins directory, usually they are located under
/usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/. If that's
not the case on your system, open
netdata.conf and look for the setting
plugins directory. Once you're in the
plugin's directory, switch to the
sudo su -s /bin/bash netdata
Now you can manually run the
exim module in debug mode:
./python.d.plugin exim debug trace
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