I have made a setup of ca so and now i want to add some of the devices for monitoring purpose i.e i want to show that soi console is getting data from the specific devices and its status. for ex. I want my office tdesktop hardware and software status to be shown in ca soi. Kindly help.
How we can proceed with this.
SOI itself does not have the capability to monitor devices. SOI gets the information from Model Domain Repositories (MDR) like Spectrum, Unified Infrastructure Management, SCOM, APM, etc. The information is published into SOI via Connectors. If you want to publish device and alarm data into SOI only for test puposes you can use the Universal Connector on the SOI Manager to achieve this.
On the SOI Manager in the SOI_Home folder you have example xml files for universal connector
09/07/2017 03:54 AM 567 universalAdd_Alerts.xml09/07/2017 03:54 AM 540 universalAdd_Application.xml09/07/2017 03:54 AM 763 universalAdd_ApplicationServer.xml09/07/2017 03:54 AM 779 universalAdd_ComputerSystem.xml09/07/2017 03:54 AM 642 universalAdd_Database.xml09/07/2017 03:54 AM 638 universalAdd_FileSystem.xml09/07/2017 03:54 AM 563 universalAdd_Memory.xml09/07/2017 03:54 AM 615 universalAdd_Processor.xml09/07/2017 03:54 AM 527 universalAdd_Service.xml09/07/2017 03:54 AM 1,717 universalAdd_ServiceModel.xml09/07/2017 03:54 AM 645 universalDelete_ComputerSystem.xml09/07/2017 03:54 AM 645 universalUpdate_ComputerSystem.xml
as Britta already mentioned, you need to monitor the device you want to see in CA SOI by any product that is integrated into CA SOI, such as CA UIM or CA Spectrum.
Which product is monitoring your office desktop hardware and software status? This product will bring in the information about the device as well as anything it monitors on your office desktop into CA SOI.
Alarms will be shown directly in the CA SOI Alarm Console, while to see this in a Service, you have to create a Service with your office desktop as member of the service.
See CA Service Operations Insight Home - CA Service Operations Insight - 4.2 - CA Technologies Documentation for further details about CA SOI, and Service Modeling - CA Service Operations Insight - 4.2 - CA Technologies Documentation how to model services.
Thanks Britta Hoffner and Michael for the help and suggestion.