Tech Tip: UIM - How can I monitor a read-only filesystem on a Linux machine?

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The customer requirement is, whenever a Filesystem is going into Readonly mode, there should be an alarm triggered from UIM.


Currently the cdm probe doesn’t alerts when a Filesystem goes into read only mode.  But even though this is not covered out of the box by any probe you could try using logmon probe.

UIM - any version cdm probe logmon probe

Configure the logmon probe to run the mount -l command and then create 'Watcher' rules to parse the data and create alarms when the read-only attribute 'ro' is found.


Here is an example...


You can run something like this from the logmon script:


mount |grep "(ro"|awk -F ' ' '{print $1 " " $6}'


$1 will give the disk e.g /dev/sda1 and $6 will give the mount options. so a sample output might look like this:


/dev/sdb1 (ro,noatime)
/dev/sda6 (ro,noatime)
/dev/sdc5 (ro,noatime)

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