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Overview – Dashboard

Quickstart

About Dashboard

The Performance dashboard provides an online subsystem that monitors continuously and enables you to receive and display current performance metrics. In short, it puts together the performance metrics on all your NonStop systems in a summary format providing the real time health of the neighborhood. It displays all of information ranging from CPU performance, Process, Disc, NonStop Transaction Management Facility (TMF) metrics, Network & CLIM activity. CPU monitoring provides a color-coded busy condition and a drill-down feature that provides details for problem analysis on bottlenecks and response-time issues.

Understanding Metrics and Objects

CPU
Counter Formula
% Busy (CPU-BUSY-TIME CPU / DELTA-TIME CPU) * 100
Queue Length (CPU-QTIME CPU / DELTA-TIME CPU)
% Memory (CURRENTLOCKEDMEMORY / MAXIMUMLOCKEDMEMORY) * 100
IPU
Counter Formula
Queue Length (IPU-QTIMEn CPU / DELTA-TIME CPU)
% Busy  (IPU-BUSY-TIMEn CPU / DELTA-TIME CPU) * 100
Process
Counter Formula
% Busy (CPU-BUSY-TIME PROCESS / DELTA-TIME PROCESS) * 100
Receive Queue (RECV-QTIME PROCESS / DELTA-TIME PROCES)
Memory Used (PRESPAGES-QTIME PROCESS / DELTA-TIME PROCESS) * PagesToBytes
Disk
Counter Formula
% DP2 Busy (CPU-BUSY-TIME PROCESS / DELTA-TIME PROCESS) * 100
Queue Length (REQUEST-QTIME DISC / DELTA-TIME DISC)
TMF
Counter Formula
% Abort (ABORT-TRANS PROCESS / BEGIN-TRANS PROCESS) * 100
TPS (ZTRANSACTION-RATE FROM TMF STATUS COMMAND) / 100
Network
Counter Formula
Total Sent Netstat bytes transmitted successfully
Total Received Netstat bytes received without errors
CLIM
Counter Formula
Busy % As reported by vmstat on the CLIM
Memory Used As reported by vmstat on the CLIM
% Active Memory Active * 100 / (inactive+active) of CPU memory on the CLIM
CLIM Agent
Counter Formula
Failed Commands Total number of requests from NSK host CPUs that could not be completed
Messages Received Total number of messages received from all NSK host CPUs
Messages Sent Total number of messages sent to all NSK host CPUs
Queued Commands Number of requests from NSK host CPUs queued for processing

Monitor your server and application metrics

Check if the monitored components are below previously set thresholds

In order to check if the components that you’re monitoring are below previously set thresholds, simply check the color of the globe on the left panel or the color of the top toolbar. The color green means that all monitored components of all Servers are below previous set thresholds, yellow indicates if any of such metrics are at warning threshold but below the major threshold. The color will be red otherwise. You may set these thresholds to your personal preferences as described in Admin -> Thresholds.  

About top toolbar 

There is one bar displayed for each NonStop Server being monitored. You may stack the bars and click the arrow on the right of the bar to open or close and see the details on that Server. As stated earlier, the color of the bar is based on the current state of monitored metrics. Starting from left, it has the following sections/icons:

    • Name of the NonStop Server is displayed name and the time of the last interval refresh is displayed. Time is derived from the NonStop Server.

 

 

    • Clock icon – In an open window, displays a list of all monitored metrics over the past hour. Where applicable, numbers have links to other windows and details. Given the amount of the data to be displayed, this Window takes longer than usual to display in full.

    • Show All Process Window – This pops up a new window where you see all the processes on the server. Once you click on any process, you can observe the process trend and also view the PSTATE of that process. 

Note that WVP E holds up to one-hour worth of data. Controls displayed on the screen enable you to travel through time based displayed data, and then click for more details.

    • Add a New Frame – This is used to add new frames to the dashboard. First select an Object. NonStop Server Objects, such as CPU or Disk are displayed on a list box. Select whether you would like a Chart or a Table display. If you select Chart, you may need to also select a specific Metric to display.

    • Cloud icon – Link to connect to Remote Analyst (AWS or on premises – Requires License), where you can see full historical detail and analytics.

Check all Processes
  • In order to check all processes on the server, simply click on “Open All Process Window” button on the right side of the top toolbar on the Dashboard screen. This opens up a new window with a list of all the processes and some statistics. 

  • You can click on any Process in order to observe the Process Trend, see its PSTATE, and other fine details. You can also export this list of all Processes to an Excel sheet.

   

Creating Dashboard

Adding Frames
  • In order to add a new frame, click on the “Add a New Frame” on the right side of the top toolbar of the dashboard screen.   
  • First select an Object. NonStop Server Objects, such as CPU or Disk are displayed on a list box. Select whether you would like a Chart or a Table display. If you select Chart, you may need to also select a specific Metric to display.

Editing Frames
  • In order to edit a frame, click on the “Edit Frame Settings” on the right side of the frame you want to edit.
  • First select an Object. NonStop Server Objects, such as CPU or Disk are displayed on a list box. Select whether you would like a Chart or a Table display. If you select Chart, you may need to also select a specific Metric to display.

 

Drilling down for more details

Checking PSTATE of a process
  • In order to check all processes on the server, simply click on “Open All Process Window” button on the right side of the top toolbar on the Dashboard screen. This opens up a new window with a list of all the processes and some statistics. 
  • You can click on any Process in order to observe the Process Trend, see its PSTATE, and other fine details. You can also export this list of all Processes to an Excel sheet.

 

Checking Active Sockets of the Network
  • In order to check all active sockets, simply click on any graph point on the Network Frame(s) on your Dashboard. This opens up a new window with all the related details and  statistics. 
  • You can click on Active Sockets on the top right corner to view a list of all the active sockets in a new window.

 

About Historical Data

WVP E holds up to one-hour worth of data. Controls displayed on the screen enable you to travel through time based displayed data, and then click for more details.

Connecting to Remote Analyst

WVP E offers connection to a Cloud subsystem called Remote Analyst. To connect, simply click on the Cloud icon in the top toolbar of Dashboard. It pops up a link to connect to Remote Analyst (AWS or on premises – Requires License), where you can see full historical detail and analytics.

Connecting to Local Analyst

WVP E also offers connection to an in-house subsystem (i.e. Local Analyst) which can maintain a lifelong history of system performance data. In order to configure WVP E to connect to Local Analyst, the below parameter needs to be updated.

  1. Navigate to the OSS location where the WVP E UI files are installed.

By default, the path is set to /usr/tandem/wvpe. You may find the path in the UGATCONF file within the Web ViewPoint Enterprise subvolume.

  1. Edit the host.txt file in the data folder (/usr/tandem/wvpe/data).
  2. Update the ‘cloudLink’ parameter to match that of the Local Analyst URL.

Ex: cloudLink=https://10.1.1.122

  1. Now launch the WVP E URL in any browser and logon.
  2. In the Summary Page, click on the cloud icon on the toolbar for any NonStop Server to access all historical data spanning years. Enter the Local Analyst username and password to connect.

If your Local Analyst password is previously entered, then you will securely and automatically be logged into Local Analyst, and see activities of your system in full detail. You then have access to all historical data LA maintains, and may use all its features.

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