Monitoring Address Manager - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.2.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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8.2.0

Monitoring the Address Manager system can be configured and enabled on the Monitoring Service Management page.

You MUST be an administrator to enable the monitoring service. The service monitors the following Address Manager functions:
  • CPU utilization
  • memory utilization
  • network card interface utilization
  • disk space utilization

After the monitoring service is enabled, you can review performance statistics for Address Manager in the Metrics tab of the System Information page. For more information, refer to Viewing system metrics.

To enable the Address Manager monitoring service:

  1. Select the Administration tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Administration page.
  2. Under Network, click Monitoring Service Management.
  3. Under Manage BlueCat Address Manager Monitoring Service, click Edit Monitoring Parameters.
  4. Under Polling Interval Time, set the polling interval:
    • Interval Time—how frequently the monitoring service polls the server. Enter a value in the field and select Seconds, Minutes, Hours, or Days from the drop-down menu. The minimum interval is 30 seconds.
  5. Under SNMP Parameters, set the SNMP parameters:
    • Host—type the IP address of the Address Manager appliance.
    • Version—select the SNMP version for the monitored Address Manager.
    • Port Number—indicates the SNMP port Address Manager uses to communicate with the monitored servers. The default port is 161. You cannot change the port.
    • Community String—type the SNMP Community String used for authentication and click Add. The Community String appears in the list. You can add up to 100 Community Strings to the list. Strings are used in the order presented in the list. To remove a string, select it from the list and click Remove. To change the order of items in the list, select an item in the list and click Move up or Move down.
    • Username—this field appears only when using SNMP version 3. Type the SNMP user name and click Add. The user name appears in the list. Names are used in the order presented in the list. To remove a name, select it from the list and click Remove. To change the order of items in the list, select an item in the list and click Move up or Move down.
    • Security Level—this field appears only when using SNMP version 3. Select an SNMP security level from the list:
      Option Description
      No Auth, No Priv No Authentication, No Privacy. The SNMP service does not require user authentication and does not encrypt the data it returns.
      Auth, No Priv Authentication, No Privacy. The SNMP service requires user authentication but does not encrypt the data it returns.
      Auth, Priv Authentication, Privacy. The SNMP service requires user authentication and encrypts the data it returns. For BAM users, DES is the default privacy type for the Auth, Priv security level; it cannot be modified from the Address Manageruser interface.
    • Authentication Type—select the type of authentication to use with SNMP version 3. This field appears only when using SNMP version 3 and when Auth, No Priv or Auth, Priv is selected in the Security Level field.
    • Auth Passphrase—type the user authentication password. This field appears only when using SNMP version 3 and when Auth, No Priv or Auth, Priv is selected in the Security Level field.
    • Privacy Type—select either DES or AES 128 encryption types. This drop-down menu appears only when using SNMP version 3 and when Auth, Priv is selected in the Security Level field.
    • Privacy Passphrase—type the privacy authentication password. This field appears only when using SNMP version 3 and when Auth, Priv is selected in the Security Level field.
  6. Click Update.
  7. Under Manage BlueCat Address Manager Monitoring Service, click Enable. The Address Manager Monitoring service is now enabled.
    For information on enabling the DNS/DHCP Server Monitoring Service, refer to Monitoring DNS/DHCP Servers.

    For information on configuring SNMP service on Address Manager, refer to Configuring SNMP on Address Manager.