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(OMi) Support Tip: Latest OBM (OMi) Self Monitoring pack is now available

Hi All,

I strongly recommend you go download and install our contributed self monitoring tool at our Micro Focus Marketplace https://marketplace.microfocus.com/itom/content/OBM-Server-self-monitoring

It will greatly enhance your ability to monitor the OBM servers . It is extremely helpful. The latest version works for OBM 10.62, 10.63 and the "classic release" 2018.05.  The earlier versions of this tool support certain prior versions as documented. It takes just a few minutes to install and configure.

This Content Pack contains a management template, aspects, policy templates and instrumentation for monitoring some areas of an OBM server including the event pipeline, JVM usage, number of users, CI cache usage, the total number of CIs, KPIs, HIs, active TQLs and downtimes.
The Content Pack also includes some example performance dashboards mapped to the OMi Data Processing and OMi Gateway Server CIs, which are in the OMi Deployment view.
Details on the policy templates and dashboards are provided at the end of the readme.

Here is a subset of what it monitors for you
• “OMi Downtime Metrics Collector” logs the number of downtimes, CIs in downtime and downtime utilization.
• The “OMi RTSM Metrics Collector” policy now collects additional metrics: number of active TQLs, KPIs, HIs, duplicate nodes, rejected nodes and SiteScope monitors with multiple parents.
• Four new measurement threshold policies generate events if values exceed thresholds: “OMi Downtime Usage”, “OMi RTSM Duplicate Nodes”, “OMi RTSM Rejected Nodes”, “OMi RTSM SiS Monitors with Multiple Parents”.
• The “OMi Event Pipeline Statistics Collector” policy now handles locales where the “,” character is used as the decimal point.
• A new "OMi RTSM Health - DPS" Performance Dashboard for the DPS shows metrics over time for downtimes, service health capacity and invalid topology.
• "OMi Login Total Count Collector" logs the total number of active sessions across all GWs.
• The "OMi Event Pipeline Statistics" performance dashboard includes new charts (Distribution of Pipeline Messages, Pipeline Latency and Throughput over time, Event Pipeline Steps for most recent messages).
• "Server Health - DPS" Performance Dashboard for DPS. DPS version now shows the total number of logged in users across all GWs.
• The “OMi Server Summary – DPS” Performance Dashboard includes charts for the time spent in each EPI Step. These are titled “Last Time” to show the most recent amount of time spent in each EPI step. The existing “Average Time” charts show the average time over the life of the event statistics. This lets you compare most recent performance with performance over a long time period.
• The "OMi JVM Heap Metrics Collector" policy also collects JVM statistics for the bus JVM, in addition to the other JVMs.

Again, go to https://marketplace.microfocus.com/itom/content/OBM-Server-self-monitoring



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Super Contributor.
Super Contributor.


thank you for your reference to the latest OBM self-monitoring packages. Actually I see there is even a more recent package available by now. However I have a question to a restriction of this package:

The Release Notes clearly state:

Note: This content pack is not supported in an Operations Bridge Suite container deployment.

Most of my customers are still on "classic" implementations, so this is not a big limitation to them right now. But on the way to "feature parity" between the editions I wonder when this advanced self-monitoring package will be extended to cover CDF-based installations as well.

Furthermore I would like it to include monitoring of the CDF itself, as this is now an essential component for the stability of an OBM installation. At the moment the Docker MP is not an alternative or even an option, as the current(?) CDF runs on Docker 1.13.1 and the MP would support up to 1.12.1 only. And what about Kubernetes and the other subcomponents of the CDF?

Do you have any insight into the plans of extending the self-monitoring towards CDF-based environment and ultimately even including the monitoring of the CDF itself?

Best regards,

Lars Droege
Senior Consultant
IT unlimited AG

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