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Managing events from mobile computers running AM agent


Running NetIQ AM 8.2 with agents at the same level. For my laptops,
after being off for a long time, after they come back online I get a
SLEW of events which all indicate the current time; rather the original
time the event actually occurred which may have been hours, days, or
weeks ago (Except for the Event Log KS, as it wraps up all the old
events into one message but you can see the date/time stamps of the
individual events within the messages but not so for all the other
KS'es. Any way I can better manage this? :eek:


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Re: Managing events from mobile computers running AM agent

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Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
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Re: Managing events from mobile computers running AM agent

Hello Todd,

Every event has a time stamp. If you will double-click any event, you can see the first occurrence time of the event. If you wanted to check the time stamp of each event then you need to unselect the option "collapsed duplicate event into one" option from the advance tab.
Do let me know if this helps.
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andy_doran Absent Member.
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Re: Managing events from mobile computers running AM agent

What should be happening here is that whilst the agent is unable to communicate with the MS, any data or event generated is stored in the Local Repository - and gets a GMT timestamp for the time it was created.

Then when the agent can talk to the MS, anything that it cached in the LR is uploaded at that time.

When these events and data arrive in the QDB, they have the timestamp that matches the time they were generated. So Events will set the FirstOccurTime (in the EventDetail table for new events) and LastOccurTime (Event table) based on the time the event was generated. The ModificationTime (Event table) will be the time the event arrived at the QDB (or when something subsequently changed a property of the event...)

The UI does not show the mod time. It can show the time that that the event happened, adjusted for the timezone of the agent or of the console (ie it may have happened on a server in the US and your console is in the UK so you can choose which adjustment you want).

So... you should NOT see events have the time of "now" in the situation you describe.... You will see a slew of events, but each event should have the time of the occurrence rather than the time of arrival in the QDB.

Maybe best to talk to TS to see what is happening here if the UI is showing you the ModificationTime

Also... might be better for lap tops to set them into maintenance mode before taking them away from where they can see the MS... Then you won;t get the events at all (unless you actually want that)
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