Thursday Sep 26, 2013

Custom Monitoring Policies

In Ops Center, you can create custom monitoring policies to set different monitoring thresholds for different groups of assets. I got a question about how to implement this:

"I'm trying to create a custom monitoring policy that'll be used for all global zones. So I copied the default one, tweaked a threshold and clicked 'Set as Default Policy'. However, even after checking that option, all of my global zones are still using the old monitoring policy. How do I get them to use the new one?"

So, setting a monitoring policy as the default just means that it'll be used for any new assets of that type. So, in this case, new global zones would use your custom policy, but global zones that already have another policy won't automatically switch. To switch your existing global zones over to your new policy, you need to select them (either individually or in a group) and apply the new policy to them. There's an action to do this in the actions pane.

Wednesday Oct 03, 2012

How To: Use Monitoring Rules and Policies

One of Ops Center's most useful features is its asset monitoring capability. When you discover an asset - an operating system, say, or a server - a default monitoring policy is applied to it, based on the asset type. This policy contains rules that specify what properties are monitored and what thresholds are considered significant. Ops Center will send a notification if a monitored asset passes one of the specified thresholds.

But sometimes you want different assets to be monitored in different ways. For example, you might have a group of mission-critical systems, for which you want to be notified immediately if their file system usage rises above a specific threshold. You can do so by creating a new monitoring policy and applying it to the group. You can also apply monitoring policies to individual assets, and edit them to meet the requirements of your environment.

The Tuning Monitoring Rules and Policies How-To walks you through all of these procedures.

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