Collecting data via Continuous Optimization Agents

You can use Continuous Optimization Agents to collect data from the managed systems in your environment. The managed systems include physical systems and systems that run on the virtualized platforms, such as AIX, HP, KVM, and Solaris. The data collected by the Continuous Optimization Agents is transferred to the Gateway Server, which processes the data. The processed data is transferred to the Application Server and then to the database. You can view this data in the views and analyze it for investigating the capacity-related issues in the managed systems.

Additionally, you can configure the Gateway Server to aggregate and store the process-level data from the Continuous Optimization Agents. This process-level data can be accessed from the Process Profile page in the Data Explorer view for AIX, KVM and Solaris in the Views tab. For details, see Aggregating process-level data for views.

Perform these steps to start collecting data by using Continuous Optimization Agents:

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1

Complete the prerequisite tasks.

  1. Install the Remote ETL Engine and Gateway Server.
  2. Install Continuous Optimization Agents on the required managed systems.
  3. (For AIX systems) Collect data from HMC.

2

Add the agent list to the Gateway Server.

The agent list contains a list of managed systems in your environment. Add the agent list to the Gateway Server to automatically create domain files and Manager runs. Manager runs initiate data collection from the Continuous Optimization Agents and store the collected data in the repository.

3

Schedule Manager runs.

The Manager runs are automatically created to collect data according to the default schedule. You can change this schedule or create additional Manager runs according to your requirement. 

4

Check the status of Manager runs. 

Verify the status of Manager runs and recover them if required.

Recovering the Manager runs

5

View the Gateway Server reports.

View the Gateway reports to check the details related to the status, errors, and exceptions.

Viewing Gateway reports and logs

After the data is collected from the Continuous Optimization Agents, the Gateway Server converts the data to the VIS file format. The ETLs that were created automatically transfer the VIS files to the Application Server.

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