Lenn Thompson (CA): Thanks for joining, everyone. What questions do you have for the team today?
Lenn Thompson (CA): @Pavel Good morning, sir. How are you? Thanks for joining. Have any questions for the ESP team today?
Pavel: yes, why I am always mixing up WA office hours??
Lenn Thompson (CA): @Pavel Haha. AE is next month!
Pavel: sorry to crash the party. have a good day.
Lenn Thompson (CA): @Pavel You too!
Lenn Thompson (CA): @Rick Good morning. How are things? Do you have any ESP questions for the team today?
Don Powell (CA): @Rick....Thanks for joining
Rick Romanowski: I have a question about how to troubleshoot IP_MON not detecting an IP/Port. I plan on opening a support case, but have not yet done that can we still discuss this?
Don Powell (CA): Sure
Don Powell (CA): @Rick Sure
Rick Romanowski: I have an IP_MON with a status of "Monitored for Ping IP/Port" I have dumped the objmon_adapters_objmon.odb file in the database directory to verify that it is present
There is nothing blocking TCP/IP as I am able to use telnet to connect from the source to the destination IP/Port.
I also login to the server in question and the Port is UP.
Why is the IP_MON is not "seeing" the IP/Port as UP?
What other troubleshooting steps can I do?
Rick Romanowski: From the same source server the IP_MON works for 100+ other IP/Ports
Don Powell (CA): @Rick .....Hmmmm I am playing with my test one... Can you show the job definition?
Rick Romanowski: AGENT_NAME = "LJ_DDS_P999" /* Agent Name for DB Server */
DB_NAME = "p999" /* Lower Case */
EVENTID = "DB@P999" /* DB@<DB_NAME> Upper Case */
SERVER = "P999.LINUX.US.UPS.COM" /* Server Name */
DB_PORT = "1543" /* Listening Port of Database */
Rick Romanowski: IP_MON N8000DIU.%EVNTID DOCMEM(N8000DIU)
STATUS RUNNING WAIT
Rick Romanowski: This same template is used for 100+ databases and it works. The only exception are 2 servers that are in a secure segment and require a Firewall rule and this one. But TCP/IP connectivity exists between the Monitoring Agent and the destination IP/Port.
Don Powell (CA): @Rick. I think you will need to open a ticket. I seems like it should work. I don't know what command we are doing to validate the connection. maybe we could do the same command.
Rick Romanowski: telnet ip port
Rick Romanowski: yes, I will open a ticket
Don Powell (CA): @Rick. In some cases a server has rules not to respond to a ping command. This may be similar for this server and the command we are issuing.
Don Powell (CA): @Rick. Just a thought
Rick Romanowski: If that is the case then something should be written in the log to state that. Or better yet update CSF with "Unable to PING because . . . "
Don Powell (CA): That would make sense......That was just a thought.....
Rick Romanowski: IP_MON is great when everything is working, but when there are issues I need to quickly and easily determine what the issue is.
Don Powell (CA): So I think we should figure out the "behind the scenes command" they are using.
Rick Romanowski: This is something new that we are doing and it has been successful (except for a few bumps) . This is beig rolled out in a Production environment and issues need to be addressed and resolved quickly before upper management gets involved. Then the real fun starts.
Don Powell (CA): Still playing with this on my side....
Lukas Kopacek (CA): @Rick Are you able to telnet the server on the ports from Minframe?
Rick Romanowski: Checking now
Don Powell (CA): @Rick ... What is important is whether it is possible to telnet from the agent to the server in question.
Lukas Kopacek (CA): @Rick you should be able to telnet defined ports from the agent machine
Lukas Kopacek (CA): @Rick did you check the ports from your machine or from the agent machine?
Rick Romanowski: That has been confirmed, that I can telnet from monitoring agent to the other server. Everything looks good, but IP_MON is not detecting the port for that IP
Lukas Kopacek (CA): IP_MON is running on Linux?
Don Powell (CA): @Rick...A ticket for this will need to be opened...
Lukas Kopacek (CA): there should be some logs for investigation
Lukas Kopacek (CA): yes, it would be better to open the ticket >]
Lenn Thompson (CA): @Everyone We have just a couple minutes left. Are there any final questions?
Lenn Thompson (CA): Okay -- thanks everyone. We'll see you next time.