Hi Pavan, what do you mean by false alerts? A website is up when WPM is reporting it as down?
smoked_angus is right what are the exact type of false positive you are seeing. I've used WPM myself some and have a small active license for it.
Hello smoker_argus & ecklerwr1,
The website is up while WPM is reporting it as down. So I have added the website transaction to another player and it was playing well in here. So I assumed there is Network issue which is why player 1 had reported false positives. But soon the player 2 started reporting false positives while originally the website was up and running fine (I have tested it on my desktop and it worked).
Note:player 2 is a newly deployed one. Is there any checklist to see if all the things are installed or needed any setting after the installation of the application ?
One thing I've gotten before is the player trying to use credentials that were expired. I decided I needed a service account for the player to use instead of my own creds.
I have a Service Desk issue open for same paven, will keep you posted.
Sounds like it could be a bug then maybe since smoke_angus has the same problem.
Hi ecklerwr1, We are using a separate service account and when ever it get expired, transactions will get down and we will test them manually and escalate accordingly. That's a genuine issue.
But the current issue is different and require your help.
Hi smoked_angus, please keep me posted.
Hi Pavan, I had our Windows team (our instance of WPM is hosted on WIN2012) change the permissions of the SEUM uses to local_admin so they would have routine access to the (company internal & 1 or 2 public facing) websites we monitor. "False" alerts have significantly decreased! I don't have a metrics number, but I would say they have been reduced by 80%.
Hope this works for you, and your team is able to change permissions on the WMP node.
What we are seeing is on no real pattern transactions will go "unknown", when this happens we have alerts setup to fire on the transaction monitors, so we fire false positives. We can't go into production in this state. smoked_angus I did add the SEUM users to the local admin group on the player server, testing that change now. <<< Development recommended this change as well, btw.
Is anyone having success with simple to complex transaction monitors with corresponding alerts??????
I want to alert on: Transaction Step
Transaction Status 'is not equal to' Up
Transaction [Name (Recording)] is equal to [Name of Transaction]
We have an escalated case open 1192933 that has now been escalated to development.
* We are running WPM 2.2.1 HF3
* We are running on all "new" powerhouse Dell Servers, we are running our players on our pollers .
* We are running the latest available core code Orion Platform 2017.1.3 SP3
Resolved - Our issue was self inflicted, it was a configuration issue. If you are having issues with transactions going unknown, look closely at your players and how they are configured :-)
We have been having the same issue (and other similar) since we started using the product and not having any luck finding a fix.
Recordings work fine, playing the transaction in the recorder works fine, testing works fine, but eventually the transactions start intermittently failing. Have tried moving the transactions to different players and some work fine for a while and then start playing up, others start playing up straight away, there doesn't seem any pattern to it, apart from the fact it is only some transactions that do it.
Will be good to see if you find any resolution to this.
I have my fingers crossed that the next update that has been announced may help fix some of these issues.
I haven't seen any update notification i assume it has not been announced yet correct?
My question here is that we have a dedicated server for player location.
6 CPU 8 gig of ram.
We have 15 Recordings playing on this server.
We see CPU spikes on the WPM server... we are trying to determine why other than it correlates with transaction playback times.
Is there a best practice as to how many recordings should be played from one server?? i cant find it in the admin guide.
We added more Workers as well i think we are up to 12 worker accounts avail.
We are watching the Perf Counters on that server and we See no real correlation between agent load and the CPU... This server is dedicated just to WPM ...
We have a 100 licenses and we are wondering how one 6 cpu 8 gig server cant handle 15 recordings how can we actually use all our license without a million servers to deploy the player on????
I did open a case with Solarwinds so will also see what they say.
The Recordings are not complicated Login to OWA and log out, and some other recordings logging in clicking around and doing some verification.