1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 19, 2014 10:34 AM by 8clover

    Best way to monitor the health of multiple Orion servers....

    sotherls

      I want to throw this out the Thwack community for best practice or ideas.

       

      We have 18 Orion servers scattered world-wide and am trying to determine the best way (and fastest) to monitor the health of the various Orion's. Ideally I need to see at a glance things like:

      - Are all Orion websites up

      - Are all Orion services up

      - What is the current process memory/CPU usage on the Orion services

      - What is the current disk usage on the Orion and Orion SQL servers

      - What is the Last Database Update time

      - What is the Polling Rate

      - Are there any errors in the Application, System, Security logs relative to Orion

      - Are there any errors in the Web Log or other Orion logs that are out of the ordinary

      - And others

       

      Now I know I can do some of this using SAM and some via alerts but I my idea would be to have a consolidated view to show, at a glance, these type of items so I don't have to hit each and every Orion. That is way too time consuming.

       

      We have tried to also use EOC but it doesn't roll the data up as we would like.

       

      Has anyone conquered this or down something like this at their site?

        • Re: Best way to monitor the health of multiple Orion servers....
          8clover

          I have a similar issue where I have a large installation scattered around.  I have yet to find a good solution within the Orion suite that allows you to bring this all together and customize the views as desired.  It really sounds like you are looking for the executive, show me the problems at a glance, type of view.  I have found that custom web based reporting generally works best for this.  It allows you to gather data from various sources and customize the look and feel however you like.  I have custom written these in the past in various languages as well as used packaged software such as iDashboards to get the views that I was looking for.  There are plenty of pros going this route as well as plenty of cons.  Maintainability usually makes it to the top of the list for cons, not to mention that it comes with a "you're on your own level" of support.