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Monitoring IBM DataPower Appliance using Monitoring Studio KM

KB1218 - Apr 24, 2018

Type: Configuration Template

Description: This article explains how to use the pre-built configuration for IBM DataPower Appliance Monitoring with Monitoring Studio v9.4 and higher.

Additional Keywords: IBM DataPower, Configuration Template

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Introduction

This article explains how to import the pre-built configuration into Monitoring Studio to monitor the IBM DataPower Appliance.

Important Note: This pre-built configuration does not cover all the monitoring aspects of the IBM DataPower Appliance. It is provided as an example and can be used as a working base for advanced monitoring. No support will be provided for this pre-built configuration. Should you need further assistance to customize it, please contact our Professional Services team.

Monitored Parameters

The pre-built configuration collects the components and metrics listed below.

Monitoring IBM DataPower Appliance

** Appliance Memory **

  • Appliance Free Memory
  • Appliance Memory Usage percent
  • Appliance Total Memory
  • Appliance Used Memory

** Environment **

  • CPU1 Temperature
  • CPU2 Temperature
  • Fan
  • Speed
  • Status
  • Power Supply Status
  • System Temperature
  • Voltage
  • Current Reading
  • Status

** Ethernet Interfaces **

  • IF status
  • Received Packets
  • Received Traffic MB
  • Rx Drops
  • Rx Errors
  • Transmitted Packets
  • Transmitted Traffic MB
  • Tx Drops
  • Tx Errors

** Fibre Channel HBA **

  • Operation State

** Fibre Channel Targets **

  • Operation State

** File System **

  • Free Space Encrypted
  • Free Space Internal
  • Free Space Temporary
  • Total Space Encrypted
  • Total Space Internal
  • Total Space Temporary

** ISCSI Target **

  • Operation State

** ISCSI Volume **

  • Operation State

** Load Balancer **

  • Health

** NFS Mount **

  • Files Open
  • Files Read
  • Files Written

** Physical Drive **

  • State

** RAID Battery Backup **

  • Status
  • Temperature
  • Voltage

** RAID Volumes **

  • Enabled
  • Health
  • Inactive Status
  • Number of Physical Disks

Importing the Pre-Built Configuration

Pre-requisites

Before using the pre-built configuration, make sure that:

Procedure

  1. Download the configuration file, unzip and copy it on the server where the PATROL Agent is installed and loaded with the Monitoring Studio KM.

  2. Right-click on the main ** Monitoring Studio icon > KM Commands > Configuration > Import Configuration **

  3. Locate the folder where the downloaded .cfg file is saved.

    Importing the pre-built configuration

  4. Select the ** IBM DataPower ** configuration file.

    Selecting the configuration file to import

  5. Monitoring Studio indicates the number of hosts found in the configuration file that require specific information before being imported. You can click the ** Hosts ** button to view the list. Click ** Next**.

    Verifying the Host information

  6. Provide the hostname or IP address of the ** IBM DataPower Appliance ** to be monitored and click ** Next**.

    Providing the hostname or IP address of the IBM DataPower Appliance to be monitored

  7. Select the ** SNMP ** Protocol. Click ** Next**.

    Select the SNMP Protocol version used by IBM DataPower

  8. Provide the community string or the credentials depending on the SNMP version. Click ** Next**.

    Provide the Community String

  9. Review the ** Import Summary ** and click ** Next**.

    Reviewing the import summary

  10. Click ** Finish**.

    Import Completed

Note: Thresholds are not set by default. We recommend you set them according to your specific requirements.

Learn More

To learn more about the Monitors used in this configuration template, please refer to the Specifying the Monitors Used section of the user documentation. Please refer to Professional Services page to learn more about the consulting services available.