Question about Sentinel Service

Hi,
best practices suggest that Sentinel services be activated any where there
is storage being managed. Is it possibled to configure only Sentinel Service
without Event Service ?
Because configure a event service means that must be a replica on this
server!
What is the function of an proxy sentinel service?

Regards
Andy


  • Andy,
    Yes Sentinel can be run without the Event Monitor turned on. The
    FSFEvent.nlm has two services embedded within it. The Event Monitoring
    service can only run on a server with a replica, but the Sentinel
    service can run servers without replicas. The Sentinel service is a
    service that sits and waits until the Engine tells the Sentinel to do
    something like a file copy, etc. The Sentinel can handle most of the
    file system functions delegated from the Engine to keep the Engine from
    being overworked.

    The proxy sentinel gives one server the ability to receive the delegated
    work from the Engine on behalf of some other server. If the Engine has
    work that can be delegated the Engine will check it's Sentinel list to
    see if a Sentinel has been setup to handle the work. If Server A is a
    very busy server, and has the storage attached. Because Server A is busy
    I load Sentinel on Server B and configure it to proxy for Server A. If
    the Engine has work for a target path on Server A the Engine will
    delegate the work to Server B instead of Server A.

    Server B will also take any snapshots configured for a Volume on Server A.

    Hope this helps,

    NSM Development



    Andy wrote:
    > Hi,
    > best practices suggest that Sentinel services be activated any where there
    > is storage being managed. Is it possibled to configure only Sentinel Service
    > without Event Service ?
    > Because configure a event service means that must be a replica on this
    > server!
    > What is the function of an proxy sentinel service?
    >
    > Regards
    > Andy
    >
    >

  • One more Question!

    Does the Engine-Server need a replica if i dont use it as Event Service too?

    Regards
    Andy

    "NSM Development" <storagemanager@novell.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:jRnFh.2870$ra4.815@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
    > Andy,
    > Yes Sentinel can be run without the Event Monitor turned on. The
    > FSFEvent.nlm has two services embedded within it. The Event Monitoring
    > service can only run on a server with a replica, but the Sentinel service
    > can run servers without replicas. The Sentinel service is a service that
    > sits and waits until the Engine tells the Sentinel to do something like a
    > file copy, etc. The Sentinel can handle most of the file system functions
    > delegated from the Engine to keep the Engine from being overworked.
    >
    > The proxy sentinel gives one server the ability to receive the delegated
    > work from the Engine on behalf of some other server. If the Engine has
    > work that can be delegated the Engine will check it's Sentinel list to see
    > if a Sentinel has been setup to handle the work. If Server A is a very
    > busy server, and has the storage attached. Because Server A is busy I load
    > Sentinel on Server B and configure it to proxy for Server A. If the Engine
    > has work for a target path on Server A the Engine will delegate the work
    > to Server B instead of Server A.
    >
    > Server B will also take any snapshots configured for a Volume on Server A.
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    >
    > NSM Development
    >
    >
    >
    > Andy wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >> best practices suggest that Sentinel services be activated any where
    >> there is storage being managed. Is it possibled to configure only
    >> Sentinel Service without Event Service ?
    >> Because configure a event service means that must be a replica on this
    >> server!
    >> What is the function of an proxy sentinel service?
    >>
    >> Regards
    >> Andy



  • Andy,
    The Engine Server is not required to have a replica. Understand that is
    has proved helpful at many WAN based locations.

    NSM Development


    Andy wrote:
    > One more Question!
    >
    > Does the Engine-Server need a replica if i dont use it as Event Service too?
    >
    > Regards
    > Andy
    >
    > "NSM Development" <storagemanager@novell.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    > news:jRnFh.2870$ra4.815@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...
    >> Andy,
    >> Yes Sentinel can be run without the Event Monitor turned on. The
    >> FSFEvent.nlm has two services embedded within it. The Event Monitoring
    >> service can only run on a server with a replica, but the Sentinel service
    >> can run servers without replicas. The Sentinel service is a service that
    >> sits and waits until the Engine tells the Sentinel to do something like a
    >> file copy, etc. The Sentinel can handle most of the file system functions
    >> delegated from the Engine to keep the Engine from being overworked.
    >>
    >> The proxy sentinel gives one server the ability to receive the delegated
    >> work from the Engine on behalf of some other server. If the Engine has
    >> work that can be delegated the Engine will check it's Sentinel list to see
    >> if a Sentinel has been setup to handle the work. If Server A is a very
    >> busy server, and has the storage attached. Because Server A is busy I load
    >> Sentinel on Server B and configure it to proxy for Server A. If the Engine
    >> has work for a target path on Server A the Engine will delegate the work
    >> to Server B instead of Server A.
    >>
    >> Server B will also take any snapshots configured for a Volume on Server A.
    >>
    >> Hope this helps,
    >>
    >> NSM Development
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Andy wrote:
    >>> Hi,
    >>> best practices suggest that Sentinel services be activated any where
    >>> there is storage being managed. Is it possibled to configure only
    >>> Sentinel Service without Event Service ?
    >>> Because configure a event service means that must be a replica on this
    >>> server!
    >>> What is the function of an proxy sentinel service?
    >>>
    >>> Regards
    >>> Andy

    >
    >