for i in `cat hosts_list`; do RES=`ssh myusername@${i} "ps -ef " |awk '/[p]rocessname/ {print $2}'`; test "x${RES}" = "x" && echo $i; done

Print out which hosts are not running specific process

Given a hosts list, ssh one by one and echo its name only if 'processname' is not running.
Sample Output
hostone
hosttwo
hostthree

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By: arlequin
2014-10-03 14:57:54

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I'd make a few changes... First $(command) is better than `command` because they can be nested. Nice use of awk, but pgrep lives in the same package as ps and it's simpler. Then I've moved the test onto the remote server so that I can just use || (or). for i in $(cat hosts_list); do ssh myusername@$i "pgrep iodined > /dev/null || echo $i"; done
flatcap · 189 weeks and 6 days ago
@flatcap: Great improvement, thank you! Simplicity is the key! Although, pgrep isn't a standard Unix tool and I use to check AIX systems: for i in $(cat hosts_list); do ssh myusername@${i} "ps -ef |grep [p]rocessname > /dev/null || echo $i"; done
arlequin · 189 weeks and 1 day ago

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