The MSActivator has SNMP-based monitoring capabilities and provides an easy way to monitor KPI, plot KPI data on graphs, and configure alarms based on threshold crossing.
Monitoring is configured using monitoring profiles that aggregate the KPI to monitor the definition of the graphs and thresholds (defined by MIB and OID).
Create a New Monitoring Profile
The scope of a monitoring profile is the customer tenant. A monitoring profile can be used to monitor several devices.
To create a new monitoring profile, click (top right on the Customer page) and select "Monitoring Profile".
Configure KPI and Alerting
Provide a name for the profile and add your KPIs.
It is important to select the correct "Type" (counter or gauge) for the OID. The type is defined in the MIB you are using.
The selection of the polling frequency is also key when scaling, because polling a large number of KPIs on a large number of devices has impacts on the MSActivator resources (CPU, Memory, Disk). Be sure to select an appropriate polling frequency.
The threshold configuration can be used to configure alarms that are generated when the KPI goes over or under a predefined value. Select "never" to deactivate alarms for a KPI.
Learn how to configure alarms with the Alarm Management guide.
Define Graphs and Rendering
Monitor Your KPI
In order to monitor your KPI, you need to associate a monitoring profile to a Managed Device.
Select the 'PROFILES' tab on the Customer page to list the monitoring profiles.
Click to select the dialog to associate a monitoring profile to a managed device.
Make sure that the model of the device is compatible with the monitoring profile. Most MIB are vendor specific.
Once the monitoring profile is associated with the managed device, the monitoring module of the MSActivator will start polling the KPIs and will record the values in its KPI database.