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  • 1.  UIM monitoring requirement and queries.

    Posted Jun 13, 2018 12:06 PM

    We are in the process of moving from CA eHealth to CA UIM and we are looking for replica of eHealth monitoring in UIM.


    I am observing below challenges.

    Disk Monitoring --> We need static and dynamic thresholds to be created and apply it to all the servers in a group.

    IM based cdm probe is not having an option to configure dynamic thresholds. Using Admin console, we can configure dynamic thresholds at disk level (Ex: cdm\hostname\Disks\DiskName) and not at all Disks level. That means, we have to go to each disk and configure the dynamic thresholds. This is not a feasible option for a server with more than 20 mount points/Disk partitions.


    Is there any way to configure and apply the rules at all disk partitions/mount points irrespective of partition/mount point name? How can I push these dynamic rules to all servers?


    The same with IOSTAT probe.


    Static Thresholds: in eHealth, we have time sliding windows which control the static thresholds to alarm on particular metric. Example: If CPU utilization is >=95% for 15 mins out of 30 mins, generate alarm.


    I don't see this option is available for static thresholds. Whereas, it is available for Dynamic thresholds. What is the option here?


    Combined monitoring rules: We nee combined rules that generate alarm for multiple metrics.

    Example: If CPU Utilization > 90% and CPU Average Load >=15 then generate alarm.


    I don't see this kind of configuration available. How best we can achieve this? I do not prefer LUA script in AO as we have multiple rule of this kind.


    Process Set Monitoring: We are creating the process set (group of processes) and monitoring them with set of alarm rules. With this setup, let us say there are 2 processes are setup to make a process set. We will enable CPU and Memory monitoring on process set. If the process set CPU/Memory is high against given threshold alarm will be generated. How can we achieve this in UIM?


    Thank you.



  • 2.  Re: UIM monitoring requirement and queries.

    Posted Jun 13, 2018 08:53 PM

    Hi Rajashekar,


    Disk Monitoring --> This definitely is a pain , check the below utility which might help a bit or you would need to use the rest interface to do it


    Tech Tip: UIM Thresholds Management GUI 


    Static Thresholds  --> This definitely is a most needed feature missing in UIM , this was set a planned almost 3 years back but not sure what happened to it , see below 


    Add support Time over Threshold to CDM like eHealth for monitoring servers in a corporate environment. 


    Combined monitoring rules --> this is definitely a good option missing in UIM again 


    Process Set Monitoring --> not sure this is possible in UIM using the process probe, we do have a option to group the process but the process probe look at the individual process and not the combine once for utilization.



    CA eHealth was for sure not an advanced application but it sure did had some most basic features which are still missing in the most latest applications 


  • 3.  Re: UIM monitoring requirement and queries.

    Posted Jun 18, 2018 06:39 AM

    Thank you Phani for clarifying my queries. From where can I download the tool mentioned in the below Tech Tip. Is it still valid for 8.5.1.


    Tech Tip: UIM Thresholds Management GUI 

  • 4.  Re: UIM monitoring requirement and queries.

    Posted Jun 20, 2018 07:52 PM

    I think the tool is attached to the article itself, check the readme . It says tested for 8.5 so hopefully should work for 8.5.1 too. Test it out and see