timex plugin is great, but as I checked there are no alert rules for it, if no one is planning to add the alert rules I would be happy to create a PR for it
That is an interesting topic!
I guess you are referring to the
system.clock_sync_state metric? We were thinking about adding an alarm…but decided to not do it.
- we were in doubt that the alarm is
warn(system clock state is not synced), it more like
info(unfortunately, we have no
- if the clock is not synced the alarm always will be in the
warnstate, which could be annoying for users.
But I am not 100% sure, perhaps I am wrong, so I am open to discussions.
Also, we can extend
timex collector by adding more metrics, see the issue. If you can contribute to the topic, please do.
We had a situation below a few days ago:
- We had a MySQL server and in its tables, almost all of them has a time column
- We export the database to import it on another server, but since the target server’s time was not synced our application couldn’t work
So generally depending on the situation the severity of the alert can be different but when we start using netdata, some of the alerts were not tuned for specific servers and now we have a lot of health file which are optimized for our services and
timex can also be one of them
@Yashar_Nesabian thanks for the explanation, it totally makes sense to me