This chapter describes how to monitor productions in all namespaces. It contains the following topics:
Viewing Summaries for Active Productions
When you select any option in the Ensemble
menu, the right side of the page displays summary information about the productions, as follows:
Using the Ensemble System Monitor
The Ensemble System Monitor
page provides a high-level view of the state of your system, across all namespaces. (It displays Ensemble information combined with a subset of the information shown on the System Dashboard
page, which is provided for the users of Caché.)
This page displays tables of information, described in the following subsections.
This table provides information about the throughput of productions in all namespaces. The table lists the following values:
This table provides information about the jobs associated with the currently running productions in all namespaces. The table lists the following values:
If you click a row in this table and then click the link at the bottom of the page, Ensemble displays the System Dashboard
If you select a row in this table and then click the link at the bottom of the page, Ensemble displays one of the following pages, as appropriate for the row you selected:
This table provides information about Ensemble queues in all namespaces. The table lists the following values:
Most Active Queues
Displays a table of the queues that have the largest number of unprocessed messages. In this table, Messages
is the count of messages in the given queue.
This table provides information about errors and alerts. The table lists the following values:
If you select a row in this table and then click the link at the bottom of the page, Ensemble displays the License Usage
If you select a row in this table and then click the link at the bottom of the page, Ensemble displays the Upcoming Tasks
Monitoring Multiple Productions with the Enterprise Monitor
The Enterprise Monitor displays the overall status of multiple running productions. These productions can be running on different namespaces within the same instance of Ensemble or can be running on multiple instances of Ensemble. You can display the Production Monitor or the Ensemble management portal for any of the productions being monitored. The monitored productions can be running in different namespaces on the same Ensemble instance, running on multiple Ensemble instances on the same system, running on multiple systems, or running on any combination of these.
This section contains the following topics:
Configuring the Enterprise Monitor
The Enterprise Monitor runs in its own namespace with a special production that gets the status of the monitored systems. To configure an Enterprise Monitor, you perform the following steps:
Create a namespace for the Enterprise Monitor or choose to use an existing namespace for it. The following steps are done in this namespace.
Define credentials that provide access to the systems that you will be monitoring.
Create a production for the special Enterprise Monitor service. The class of this production must derive from the Ens.Enterprise.Production
class. You can create the production in Studio or create it using the management portal and then edit in Studio as follows
In Studio, open the class that defines the production running in the Enterprise Monitor namespace.
, and Enterprise Monitor
to display the Enterprise Monitor. Note that this menu item is only visible if you have configured Enterprise Systems in the current namespace.
Using the Enterprise Monitor
The Enterprise Monitor displays a line for each system being monitored. The following Enterprise Monitor is monitoring four systems:
The Enterprise Monitor displays the following information for each system:
Bar graphIndicates the status of the configuration items of the production. The green, red, and yellow indicate the percentage of the items in each state. Green indicates the items that are active and running correctly; yellow indicates the items that are inactive; and red indicates the items that have encountered an error. If you hover over the bar graph, the pop-up text displays the number of items in each state.
Client NameName defined when configuring Enterprise Systems to identify the system in the Enterprise Monitor.
QueuedSpecifies the total number of messages currently waiting in queues. If you have set the queue threshold and the number of messages exceeds the threshold, the number is displayed in red. If the number exceeds 85% of the threshold, it is displayed in yellow. If the number is below 85% of the threshold, it is displayed in green. If no threshold is specified, the queue number is displayed in black.
StatusIndicates the status of the productions: running, stopped, suspended, or troubled.
Production NameDisplays the production name. If you click on this link, the Enterprise Monitor opens the Production Configuration page on this system.
Ensemble System SpecsDisplays the system name and namespace of the system. If you click on this link, the Enterprise Monitor opens the Ensemble management portal on the system.
Start TimeDisplays the date and time that the Ensemble instance was started if it is currently running.
UpdateReasonSpecifies the reason that the production configuration was last updated.
WebIPAddressSpecifies the system name and port number.
NamespaceSpecifies the namespace of the system.
If you click on an item in the Enterprise Monitor that is not a link, the Enterprise Monitor displays the production monitor for that system. For information on the Production Monitor, see Monitoring a Production
Configuring and Using Enterprise Monitor Roles
Enterprise Monitor Roles allow you to limit the production components that are visible in the Enterprise Monitor based on the roles of the current user and the categories specified in the production configuration for the component. When a user displays the Enterprise Monitor, it checks if the user has any roles specified in the Enterprise Monitor Roles. If none of the roles match, the Enterprise Monitor displays information about all the components in the productions. If one or more of the roles match, the Enterprise Monitor displays information about components that have one of the specified categories.
To add new roles or edit an existing role, select Enterprise Monitor Roles
on the Enterprise Monitor. The following illustrates the Enterprise Monitor Roles page:
To add a new role, select New Role
. To edit or delete a role, select edit
. When you enter the role and category, the form does not list the existing roles or categories. You must know these and enter them as text. Once you have entered a category, it is available as a checkbox when you add or edit a role.
Troubleshooting the Enterprise Monitor
If the Enterprise Monitor is not working, this troubleshooting list may help you resolve the problem: