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CMT used in automatic mode / crontab

configure crontab

$ sudo crontab -e

* * * * * /usr/local/bin/cmt --cron >> /var/log/cmt.log 2>&1
* * * * * /usr/local/bin/cmt --conf /opt/cmt/conf.yml --report --pager --persist


This option covers report, alert, persist and very short output suited for log file.

config file: --conf

If not provided, main config file will be searched for in /opt/cmt/conf.yml.

If the python script is used instead of the binay, the conf.yml will be the one next to the script.

option: --report

Requires CMT to send metrology event to remote server (report to server).

option: --pager

Requires CMT to send Pager alert if any.

option: --persist

Requires CMT to persist some data accross consecutive runs. Not needed in CLI mode.

Some modules (may) use such data to compute delta/derivatives accross runs.

Some alert mechanisms use such data to estimate if an alert is not a transcient event.