Prepping for an Install: The OC Doctor
By Owen Allen on Dec 11, 2009
There are a lot of things to consider when you're getting ready to install Ops Center. What hardware are you going to put it on? How many Proxy Controllers do you need to manage your systems? What kind of setup is needed to ensure good performance?
Our engineering folks created a script called the OC Doctor to help answer these questions. You can download it here, and run it on any system that will be part of your Ops Center installation. It'll do a few things for you.
First, it can check to see that your systems meet the Ops Center prerequisites. The --sat-prereq option will check the system against the requirements for the Enterprise Controller that runs Ops Center. These requirements have changed a fair bit since the last version, so this is a good thing to check. The --agent-prereq option will verify that a system can be managed by Ops Center.
The OC Doctor can also check a system's performance. By using this command on the systems that will be your Enterprise Controller and Proxy Controllers, and comparing the data to the values on the System Scaling page, you can see how well your setup will handle the Ops Center workload.
Finally, the OC Doctor also contains several options that can be used to troubleshoot Ops Center after an installation, gather information if a help ticket is needed, and tune your systems to optimize Ops Center's performance.
If you're considering an Ops Center installation, or are considering changing your setup to optimize performance, the OC Doctor will be able to help.