Last September, we introduced support for host observability with Stack Monitoring. Stack Monitoring focuses on the discovery and monitoring of applications and application stack technologies such as Oracle Database, WebLogic Server, and E-Business Suite. With host monitoring, operations teams get more complete visibility into the application tech stack, enabling them to correlate possible application performance degradation with status or resource utilization issues of the underlying on-premises hosts or OCI compute instances on which their applications are running.
In our latest release, enabling host monitoring just got easier.
For OCI compute instances, simply enable the Management Agent Plugin of the Oracle Cloud Agent. For on-premises hosts, install the Management Agent. After setting up the Management Agent, a promotion job will automatically be created to enable full monitoring of the underlying host, i.e., the on-premises host or OCI compute instance. To start the promotion job, administrators can simply go to Stack Monitoring’s Promote to full monitoring page, locate the host and select its Promote link:
In the slide-out panel that appears, review the resource name (i.e., hostname) and click on Promote Resource.
Within minutes, the promotion job is completed and full host monitoring is enabled. Click on the host resource name to access the home page.
The host home page is then used to start monitoring the host’s status, resource usage and performance.
To learn more about how you can enable Stack Monitoring to monitor your hosts, Oracle databases, WebLogic Servers and applications such as E-Business Suite or PeopleSoft, refer to the Stack Monitoring documentation.
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