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Kindly help in extending metric family "Virtual Server"

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  • 1.  Kindly help in extending metric family "Virtual Server"

    Posted 03-13-2019 04:42 AM

    Hi community

     

    I was trying to extend the metric family Virtual Server to get virtual server status on dashboards. Mainly the requirement is for Checkpoint virtual firewalls. CAPM to poll and update the particular metric with the value. I have extended the certification accordingly and the value on the particular OID is "OctateString" type. I tried to do "REST PUT" the following in the metric family.

    <Attribute name="VirtualServerStatus" type="String">
    <Documentation>Status of the virtual servers</Documentation>
    <IsDbColumn>true</IsDbColumn>
    <Baseline>false</Baseline>
    <Minimum>false</Minimum>
    <Maximum>false</Maximum>
    <RollupStrategy>Sum</RollupStrategy>
    <StandardDeviation>false</StandardDeviation>
    <Variance>false</Variance>
    <Percentile>0</Percentile>
    <Percentile2>0</Percentile2>
    <Percentile3>0</Percentile3>
    <ProjectionPercentile>0</ProjectionPercentile>
    <Polled>true</Polled>
    </Attribute>

    It is throwing the following error.

    <statusCode>406</statusCode>
    <statusMessage>Metric attribute type must be numeric: Int, Long, Double. Correct the attribute value and try again.</statusMessage>
    <errorText>VirtualServerStatus</errorText>
    <errorLine>70</errorLine>
    <statusMessageTag>com.ca.im.item.ws.impl.TypeCatalogWebServiceEndPointImpl.mf.nonnumericattrtype</statusMessageTag>
    <l10nprops>
    <!-- Localization properties for building translated status page -->
    <title>Type Catalog Web Service Status</title>
    <code>Status code</code>
    <message>Message</message>
    </l10nprops>

    I tried only the following as well, but "VirtualServerStatus" is not getting updated as a metric value in any dashboard or reports.

    <Attribute name="VirtualServerStatus" type="String">
    <Documentation />

    Kindly help so that we can have the mentioned metric in dashboards.

     

    Thanks in advance

     

    Soumyadipta Ganguly



  • 2.  Re: Kindly help in extending metric family "Virtual Server"

    Posted 03-13-2019 03:16 PM

    What does the Expression for the new metric in the MF look like?

     

    What do the OIDs referenced by the Expression look like in the VC supporting them?



  • 3.  Re: Kindly help in extending metric family "Virtual Server"
    Best Answer

    Posted 03-13-2019 03:55 PM

    Soumyadipta,

     

    You have the type set to String, that is not a type that CAPM has the ability to poll.  That is why the error displayed is:

     

    <statusMessage>Metric attribute type must be numeric: Int, Long, Double. Correct the attribute value and try again.</statusMessage>

     

     

     

    Please feel free to vote up the below Idea as it covers this situation:

     

    DA/DC should be able to poll String type. 

     

    Troy