1.0.00 features

PATROL for Solaris 1.0.00 offers the following key features:

Oracle VM Manager monitoring

PATROL for Solaris enables you to monitor the Oracle Virtual Machine Manager (OVMM). It collects performance statistics of the Repositories, Oracle VM Servers, and VMs. You can create filters to include or exclude Oracle VM Servers, VMs, and Templates from monitoring. For information about how to configure an OVMM host, see Configuring Oracle VM Manager.

Local and remote monitoring of the Solaris operating system

PATROL for Solaris lets you monitor your Solaris operating system locally or remotely. It monitors the availability and performance of your servers, that includes the following objects:

Monitored objectDescription

CPU

Monitors processor statistics such as percentage of CPU usage, idle time, time spent on user and system activities.
MemoryMonitors usage of the real memory. The attributes provide a granular breakdown of memory usage.
KernelMonitors various aspects of the kernel. Provides information such as Kernel Memory Allocation (KMA) statistics, inode usage, and Kernel usage of system resources.
NFS protocol

Monitors NFS, NFSv3, and NFSv4 protocol statistics for client and server.

With the NFS monitor type, you can monitor which servers are shared and can be mounted by other computers. You also can manage the NFS counters, resetting them to zero when necessary.

Network

Monitors network activity and provides information about network collisions, and network protocols. It allows you to get network reports and run network utilities. 

UsersMonitors and provides information about user sessions and active users. 
SwapMonitors and provides information about memory swapping and paging activities.
Virtualization

Monitors and manages resource pools, zones, and project statistics. 

  • Resource Pools - Monitors CPU utilization, CPU idle time, CPU time spent on user activities, and CPU time spent on system activities for the resource pools.
  • Zones - Enables you to view configuration data for a non-global zone in a global zone, projects in a global or non-global zone, and global zone CPU consumption metrics for Solaris Zones.
  • Project - Monitors the resident set size (RSS), CPU utilization, and resource capping of a project. It displays the statistics requested by you such as the virtual memory size, paging statistics, and so on for the project. 
ServicesMonitors the system and application services running on the OS.
Process

Monitors the system wide view of processes that includes zombie and spawned processes. At each process level the KM monitors CPU and memory utilization.

FilesystemsMonitors the File systems for information such as available space, utilization, i-nodes, and mount status.
Zpool

Monitors the attributes and statistics of Zpools such as the size, used space, capacity, and the health of the Zpool.

ZFS filesystems created on the Zpools are reported below the respective Zpool.

DiskMonitors the disk drives that are configured on a system.

Support for Solaris remote monitoring using Microsoft Windows or Red Hat Enterprise Linux PATROL Agent

PATROL for Solaris supports remote monitoring of Solaris OS using a Microsoft Windows or a Red Hat Enterprise Linux PATROL Agent. For the list of supported cross monitoring platforms, see .System requirements v1.0. To configure remote monitoring of Solaris OS, see Configuring remote monitoring of Solaris OS.

Enable or disable monitoring 

You can enable or disable monitoring of CPU, Memory, Kernel, NFS, Network, Users, Swap, Virtualization, Services, Processes, File systems, Zpool, and Disk to streamline your configuration. For information about how to configure your Solaris OS for local or remote monitoring, see:

Ability to monitor multiple remote hosts

PATROL for Solaris provides you the flexibility to monitor varying number of hosts depending upon your requirement.

  • If you want to monitor a small number of hosts, you can select the Host name option and enter a comma-separated list of host names and IP addresses. 
  • If you want to monitor a large group of hosts, you can select the File path option and enter the absolute path to the file that includes the list of host names and IP addresses.

For more information about how to use this feature, see Configuring remote monitoring of Solaris OS.

Single TrueSight UI for configuring remote hosts and monitor types

PATROL for Solaris provides a single interface to configure the remote hosts and monitor types. By default, all the monitor types are enabled. Based on your requirement, you can enable or disable the same.

Simplified local monitoring

PATROL for Solaris enables you to locally monitor the Solaris operating system using minimum configuration. By default, all the monitor types are enabled. Based on your requirement, you can enable or disable the same.

Monitoring Solution: Solaris

Version: 1.0.00

Monitor Profile: Solaris Monitoring

Monitor Type: Solaris Local OS

Additional features

  • Configurable SSH port. By default, the port number is set to 22.
  • In remote host configuration, the KM provides the ability to connect to the remote host using the PATROL Agent default account credentials. The value of the User Name field is set to $USERNAME to support this feature.
  • Detailed annotation messages with probable causes and corrective actions



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