9 Replies Latest reply on Nov 4, 2011 11:06 AM by pacetti

    Installing Additional Pollers and an Additional Web Server

    freemen

      I am about to bring three additional pollers and an additional web server online and I want to make sure that I cover all the steps involved in getting them fully integrated into the monitoring system.

      In another post I found out that the additional web server must have the following done:

      - download and install an NTA and an APM web console from the Customer Portal

      - install the NCM Integration executable and point to the IP of the server where NCM is installed

      - install any other modules (IPSLA for example) and the web portion will install as needed

      Is there eanything else I must do for the Additional Web Server?

       

      For the Additional Polling Engines I see on page 137 of the NPM Admin Guide that I must copy six files from the Orion directory to each additional poller in order to port the custom properties from the primary. I have the following questions:

      - do I copy reports to each additional poller as well?

      - do I use the Export/Import buttons to move all my alerts to each poller and then edit them as necessary to make them specific to the elements on that poller, or is alerting handled by the primary poller alone?

      - what other tasks must I accomplish to bring the additional pollers completely online?

      Thank you so much for any guidance.

        • Re: Installing Additional Pollers and an Additional Web Server
          bshopp

          What versions are you on?

          If 10.1 and above you download and install the Orion Additional Poller and Orion Additional Web package and run those.  

            • Re: Installing Additional Pollers and an Additional Web Server
              rsprim

              Brandon,

              I got that you download and run those packages.  Is there anything additional that needs to be done?  Freemen asked the following:

              For the Additional Polling Engines I see on page 137 of the NPM Admin Guide that I must copy six files from the Orion directory to each additional poller in order to port the custom properties from the primary. I have the following questions:

              - do I copy reports to each additional poller as well?

              - do I use the Export/Import buttons to move all my alerts to each poller and then edit them as necessary to make them specific to the elements on that poller, or is alerting handled by the primary poller alone?

              - what other tasks must I accomplish to bring the additional pollers completely online?

              I'm in the same boat and would appreciate your addressing them as well.  Thanks!

              Regards,

              Robert

                • Re: Installing Additional Pollers and an Additional Web Server
                  MNPS_G

                  Based on my experience, I believe the following would answer those issues:

                  1.  You should only need the reports on any server running the Orion website.  The additional  pollers don't need the reports on them for the reports to run properly.

                  2. If they are advanced alerts you won't need to do anything else for alerts to work correctly for nodes assigned to the additional pollers.  However, if they are basic alerts I belive you'll have to rebuild them on each additional polling engine.

                  I think that's about all you need to get the additional pollers up and running. 

                  Geoffrey

                • Re: Installing Additional Pollers and an Additional Web Server
                  Bain_606

                  Brandon-

                  We have purchased the Additional Web Server and are on 10.1. I cannot find any documentation on this anywhere on the Customer Portal and I don't want to have to download the software (yet) in order to gain the documentation. Could someone please send me a link to where the documentation is?  I need to know how this functions and what kind of preparation we need to do!  

                   

                  Please help!

                   

                  Thanks,

                  Mike Bain