Deploying Gateway Server and Agent

The following tasks help you identify and plan the Gateway Server and Agent deployment infrastructure:

Deployment process overview

The following table provides an overview of the procedures and tasks involved in deploying  TrueSight Capacity Optimization in your environment.

Overview of the deployment process

Category

Task

Required skills

Required privilege

Installation

Perform installation on all necessary computers.

Windows:
– Basic Windows administrator skills

UNIX:
– Basic scripting
– Basic UNIX commands

All platforms:
– Understand the hardware platforms and the operating system

Windows:
– Administrator privilege

UNIX:
– Root password

Configuration

Provide necessary configurations to run the product.

Windows:
– Basic Windows administrator skills

UNIX:
– Basic scripting
– Basic UNIX commands

All platforms:
– Know network resources and understand how to configure, maintain, and expand them

Windows:
– Administrator privilege

UNIX:
– Root password

Daily monitoring

– Perform daily monitoring of the product

– Evaluate email notification about the status of collections

– Ensure environment is running correctly

All platforms:
– Understand the TrueSight Capacity Optimization product including how components interact

– Understand the resulting graphs to ensure that the system is running correctly

None

Performance analysis

– Generate graphs and reports

– Perform analysis and workload

All platforms:
– Understand the product metric

– Understand processes, workloads, and transactions

None

Capacity planning

– Evaluate the infrastructure

– Identify necessary resulting graphs and reports for the organization

– Perform capacity planning for future upgrades

All platforms:
– Understand the resulting graphs and reports needed for the organization

– Understand processes, workloads, and modeling of a system

– Capacity planning

None

Back to top ↑

Identifying managed computers

Gather information about all the computers that you want to manage, including:

  • Computer name
  • IP address
  • Purpose of each computer (for example, Microsoft Exchange server or database server)

Back to top ↑

Identifying the Gateway Server architecture

For identifying the Gateway Server architecture, you need to identify which computer or set of computers are to serve as console computers. The decision to use one or multiple console computers depends on the scale of the infrastructure and the number of computers to be managed. Typically a large-scale implementation (such as more than 1,000 computers) requires multiple consoles. For a small-scale implementation, one console could be sufficient, depending on the available resources of the selected computer.

The Gateway Server computer is the computer where the Gateway Server is installed. Determine whether a UNIX console or Microsoft Windows console would be more appropriate for your organization.

Note

For larger environments, the UNIX console is more scalable.

Back to top ↑

Defining computer domains

A domain groups a set of computers together to perform data collections and analysis. How computers are grouped together affects the resulting graphs and reports, including future performance analysis and capacity planning. For example, if you want a graph to show information about the Microsoft Exchange servers or any computer with similar activities, group these computers into one domain. Identifying domain preferences can serve as a guideline for installation and configuration.

Back to top ↑

Planning for virtualized environments

If you are planning to use TrueSight Capacity Optimization in a virtual environment, review any special installation and configuration requirements specific to your chosen virtualization platform.

For more information, see Considerations for installing in virtual environments.

Validating the deployment

Testing the deployment in your environment and verifying the deployment process can minimize the impact on your normal data center operations. It is critical to test the deployment in the environment with a trial run. Plan to verify the following results:

  • Data can be collected from all computers in the domain.
  • Graphs and reports are being produced.

Collecting data for a few days on a particular domain is usually sufficient to identify most deficiencies. Additional tuning might be required to address any deficiency.

Back to top ↑

See also

Manager component requirements

Data collection requirements

Was this page helpful? Yes No Submitting... Thank you

Comments