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:
|Monitors processor statistics such as percentage of CPU usage, idle time, time spent on user and system activities.|
|Memory||Monitors usage of the real memory. The attributes provide a granular breakdown of memory usage.|
|Kernel||Monitors various aspects of the kernel. Provides information such as Kernel Memory Allocation (KMA) statistics, inode usage, and Kernel usage of system resources.|
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.
Monitors network activity and provides information about network collisions, and network protocols. It allows you to get network reports and run network utilities.
|Users||Monitors and provides information about user sessions and active users.|
|Swap||Monitors and provides information about memory swapping and paging activities.|
Monitors and manages resource pools, zones, and project statistics.
|Services||Monitors the system and application services running on the OS.|
Monitors the system wide view of processes that includes zombie and spawned processes. At each process level the KM monitors CPU and memory utilization.
|Filesystems||Monitors the File systems for information such as available space, utilization, i-nodes, and mount status.|
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.
|Disk||Monitors 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
Monitor Profile: Solaris Monitoring
Monitor Type: Solaris Local OS
- 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