Werk #16271: logwatch_ec: Duplicate messages forwarded to event console

Component Checks & agents
Title logwatch_ec: Duplicate messages forwarded to event console
Date Dec 5, 2023
Checkmk Version 2.3.0b1 2.2.0p17 2.1.0p38
Level Trivial Change
Class Bug Fix
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed
Affected Editions
2.3.0b1 Checkmk Raw (CRE), Checkmk Enterprise (CEE), Checkmk Cloud (CCE), Checkmk MSP (CME)
2.2.0p17 Checkmk Raw (CRE), Checkmk Enterprise (CEE), Checkmk Cloud (CCE), Checkmk MSP (CME)
2.1.0p38 Checkmk Raw (CRE), Checkmk Enterprise (CEE), Checkmk MSP (CME)

This fixes duplicate messages forwarded to the event console by the plugin "Forward Logwatch Messages to the Event Console" (logwatch_ec). It only affects users that configured it to monitore multiple logfiles in one common service.

Users who need an instant solution and cannot wait for the next patch release can change their settings to mitigate the issue. By checking "Create a separate check for each logfile" in the relevant "Logwatch Event Console Forwarding" rule and rediscovering the host you can switch to a configuration that is not affected.

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