Configuring Docker using the TrueSight or Central Monitoring Administration console

Before you can begin using the PATROL for Docker KM, you must configure it. 

Docker Swarm configuration video

Click to view a short video (4.45) of how to configure docker swarm for monitoring.


https://youtu.be/_3EeGzMpvf8 

Configuration details

On the Add Monitor Types dialog, with the Monitoring Profile set to Docker, and the Monitor Type set to Docker, provide the following details:

FieldDescription
Docker Host Monitoring Configuration
Docker Host Details: Click Add to configure the Docker host.
Monitor

Select the entity that you want to monitor. You can either monitor a Docker Swarm or a Docker Host.

Host Name

If you are monitoring a Docker host, enter the host name or the IP address of the Docker engine.

If you are monitoring a Docker Swarm, enter the host name or the IP address of the Manager node.

Port Number

If you are monitoring a Docker host, enter the port number of the docker daemon configured for remote connections.

If you are monitoring a Docker Swarm, enter the same port number for all the daemons of all nodes.

Connection Protocol

Select one of the following protocols for connection:

  • HTTP
  • HTTPS
Container Name Filter

Enter a container name or a regular expression to Include or Exclude the containers from monitoring.

Container Name Filter Type

Select whether to Include or Exclude the containers mentioned in Container Name Filter from monitoring.

Certificate Based Authentication
Certificate Based Authentication is required when the connection protocol is set to HTTPS.
Client Certificate File Path (.pfx)

Enter the path (along with the file name and .pfx extension) where the certificate file is located.

Note:

The client certificate file must reside on the host where the PATROL agent is running.

BMC PATROL default account must have read permission on the directory where the client certificate file is located.

Client Certificate PasswordEnter a password for the certificate file.
OK

Click to save the configuration.

CancelClick this option to exit without saving any changes.

Enter the JAVA home details before you save the configuration.

FieldDescription
Enable device mappingSelect this check box to enable the device mapping.

JAVA Home

By default, BMC PATROL for Docker uses JAVA Runtime Environment (JRE) that is installed with the PATROL Agent. To use your own JRE that is installed in a different location, specify the path for the JAVA home directory.

For example, if your JAVA executable exists in the /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_45/jre/bin/java path, specify /usr/java/jdk1.8.0_45/jre as the value in this field.

Enable DebugSelect this check box to enable the debug.
OK and Close

Click this option to add this monitoring configuration. This information is displayed on the Monitor Configuration page.

After you click this option, you can continue to add more objects for monitoring.

OKClick to save and close the configuration window.
CancelClick this option to exit without saving any changes.
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