6 Replies Latest reply on May 30, 2012 11:51 PM by nitinsaini

    Cluster Monitoring using APM/SAM

    nitinsaini

      Hi there, any way to monitor cluster resources using APM v4.2? Please provide the detailed steps.

      I have tried the Cluster monitoring using OID(1.3.6.1.4.1.232.15.1.3) not sure what is it giving... Can some one please help me here


      Regards,

      Nitin

        • Re: Cluster Monitoring using APM/SAM
          joelgarnick

          Here are the details of the OID referenced...looks like it is specific to a compaq cluster:

           

          MIB  CPQCLUSTER-MIB
          Name  cpqClusterMibCondition

          iso.org.dod.internet.private.enterprises.compaq.cpqCluster.cpqClusterMibRev.cpqClusterMibCondition

          OID  1.3.6.1.4.1.232.15.1.3
          Type  INTEGER
          Units 
          Access  read-only
          Status  mandatory

          The overall condition of the cluster represented by this MIB.
          This variable is the same as cpqClusterCondition in the Cluster
          Info Group. It is a combination of the Cluster node conditions ,
          the resource conditions , and the network conditions as defined
          later in the Cluster Node group the Cluster Resource group , and
          the Cluster Network group.
          other(1) The cluster condition can not be determined. Every
          node condition , resource condition , and network
          condition is undetermined.
          ok(2) The cluster condition is functioning normally.
          Every node condition , resource condition , and network
          condition is ok.
          degraded(3) The cluster condition is degraded if at least one node
          condition is failed or degraded or at least one
          resource condition , or one network condition is degraded.
          failed(4) The cluster condition is failed if every node condition
          is failed , or at least one resource condition is failed ,
          or at least one network condition is failed.

          Possible Values :
              other(1)
              ok(2)
              degraded(3)
              failed(4)

           

          Are you trying to monitor a compaq cluster, or just a windows cluster?

            • Re: Cluster Monitoring using APM/SAM
              nitinsaini

              Hi Nick,

               

              Thanks for your reply.

               

              1. I want to monitor resource group status and need to setup alerting if any resource group goes down. Can you please explain the compete process.

               

              2. Also, will these OIDs work only on the active node of Cluster? if yes, then what about passive one? How to consider it into account?

               

              3. One more points here, Is there any WMI query or vbscript which I can use in APM. Also , please let me know its complete process as I haven't used any script in APM as of now.

               

               

              Regards,

              Nitin

                • Re: Cluster Monitoring using APM/SAM
                  nitinsaini

                  Hi There,

                   

                  Can someone help me out?

                   

                  Regards,

                  Nitin Saini

                    • Re: Cluster Monitoring using APM/SAM
                      joelgarnick

                      I can't speak for version 4.2 (i'm running 5.0), but if you go to application monitor templates section (Applications-->SAM Settings-->Application Monitor Templates/Manage Templates) and then look at the templates shared on thwack, there's some microsoft cluster monitoring templates there.  The templates are based on reporting out of the windows event log, so you would just apply them to each host in the cluster...I haven't used them personally, so i don't know how well they work.

                       

                      1. Not 100% sure what you mean by "resource group".  If you are talking about hosts in a cluster, you should just be able to add them to NPM...if one goes down, NPM will alert that the host went down...shouldn't need to do anything specific to the cluster here.

                      2. The OID is the one you referenced.  I have never used it, just looked up the information for the OID you were trying to use...

                      3. I assume you mean WMI query or vbscript specific to windows clustering?  I honestly do not know the answer to this.  As I mentioned earlier, all the available templates from the community are based on windows event logs, and I don't know scripting.

                       

                      4. Not sure who Nick is...

                       

                      thanks,

                      Joel

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                    • Re: Cluster Monitoring using APM/SAM
                      aLTeReGo

                      Either of the two application templates below should be exactly what you're looking for.

                       

                      Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Failover Cluster

                      Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster

                       

                      Note: These application templates require SAM 5.0 and will not work with earlier versions of APM.