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Configuring Automatic Monitoring of CTP Platforms (CTPView)

 

You can configure certain monitoring operations to be automatically performed on the CTP platforms in the network. You manage these operations in the CTPView Automatic Functions window. This window displays a summary table of the currently configured automatic settings for the connected CTP platform. Table 18 describes the information provided in the table. From this window you can add and remove automatic operations for the CTP platform, and configure the monitoring details.

Table 18: Current CTPView Automatic Settings

FieldDescription

Action

One of the following monitoring operations:

  • Backup Current MySQL Databas.e

  • Gather Remote Host Statistical Data—Retrieves the data used to create the plots of IP Buffer Usage, Delay Jitter, Round Trip Delay, and Missing Packets.

  • Update Network Interface Device Information—Collects network interface device information. Use this automatic function if you configure virtual IP addresses using the CLI or if you use multiple CTPView servers to configure CTP platforms and virtual IP addresses.

  • Remove Outdated Files—Removes older files (typically CTP platform statistical data) based on the age of the data. The age criterion can be set to 6, 9, or 12 months. We recommend that you configure this automatic function to ensure that the file system does not become filled.

  • Synchronize Secondary Servers—Copies information from the primary server to each secondary server. The information includes SSH keys, archived port configurations, email notifications, port forwarding settings, trigger point for hard drive usage warning level, and CTP platform identification information (IP address, hostname, group name).

  • Synchronize Secondary Servers and Remote Hosts—Copies information from the primary server to each secondary server and CTP platform. The information transferred to the secondary servers includes SSH keys, archived port configurations, email notifications, port forwarding settings, trigger point for hard drive warning usage level, CTP identification information (IP address, hostname, group name), and CTP statistical data. The function copied from the primary server to CTP platforms includes each secondary server’s SSH key.

  • Save Current CTP Host System Configuration—Saves every CTP platform configuration at the specified time interval. CTPView will save the 10 most recent configurations.

Minute

Minute of the hour when the operation is scheduled to take place.

Hour

Hour of the day when the operation is scheduled to take place.

Day

Date when the operation is scheduled to take place.

Month

Month when the operation is scheduled to take place.

Day of Week

Day of the week when the operation is scheduled to take place.

Accessing the CTPView Automatic Functions Window (CTPView)

To configure automatic functions:

  1. In the side pane, select Server > Administration.

    The Administrative Functions pane is displayed.

  2. Click Automatic Functions.

    The CTPView Automatic Functions window is displayed.

Adding an Automatic Monitoring Operation (CTPView)

To add an automatic monitoring operation:

  1. In the CTPView Automatic Functions window, select an action.
  2. Select when you want the operation to take place.

    The numbers you select represent a specific time, not an interval of time. For example, the default setting of [0,1,ANY,ANY,ANY] means that action occurs at the 0 minute (on the hour) of the first hour (1 AM) every day (any day of any month, landing on any day of the week). A setting of [30,16,8,ANY,ANY] causes the action to occur at 4:30 PM on the 8th of every month.

  3. Click Add New Entry; the operation appears in the summary table.

    If you decide not to add the entry, click Reset.

To have the same function performed at different times, add a new entry for that operation for each time.

Removing an Automatic Monitoring Operation (CTPView)

To remove an automatic monitoring operation:

  1. In the summary table in the CTPView Automatic Functions window, click the Remove checkbox for each action you want to remove.
  2. Click Remove Selected Lines; the operation disappears from the summary table.