ManageEngine® Applications Manager


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Applications Manager monitors middleware software servers and applications to detect performance problems before they could affect the system..

 

The following are the different Middleware / Portals supported by Applications Manager:

Microsoft MQ (MSMQ)

Follow the steps given below to create a new Microsoft MQ monitor:

  1. Click on New Monitor link.

  2. Select Microsoft MQ (MSMQ) under Middleware/Portal category.

  3. Enter the Display Name of the host.

  4. Provide the monitor-specific authentication information, such as User Name and Password.

  5. Enter the polling interval time in minutes.

  6. If you are adding a new monitor from an Admin Server, select a Managed Server.

  7. Choose the Monitor Group with which you want to associate the Microsoft MQ server to, from the combo box (optional). You can choose multiple groups to associate your monitor.

  8. Click Add Monitor(s). This discovers Microsoft MQ server from the network and starts monitoring it.

 

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WebLogic Integration Server

The supported version of WebLogic Integration Server is 8.x.

Important: Know the Prerequisites that are required to monitor WebLogic Integration Server.

 

To create a WebLogic Integration Server Monitor

  1. Click on New Monitor link.

  2. Select WebLogic Integration.

  3. Enter the IP Address/ hostname of the host.

  4. Enter the SubNetMask of the network.

  5. Enter the port number in which WebLogic Integration Server is running.

  6. Enter the polling interval time in minutes.

  7. If you are adding a new monitor from an Admin Server, select a Managed Server.

  8. Provide the monitor-specific authentication information, such as user name and password.

Note: WebLogic Integration Server needs some additional configuration and conditions to be followed for monitoring.

  • For monitoring WebLogic Integration Server 8.x, you should set the weblogic.disableMBeanAuthorization and weblogic.management.anonymousAdminLookup system variable to true for enabling data collection. Follow the steps given below:

    1. Edit startWLS.cmd\sh present in the <WLS_HOME>/server/bin directory and add the following argument -Dweblogic.disableMBeanAuthorization=true and -Dweblogic.management.anonymousAdminLookupEnabled=true (click on the link to view the sample startWLS.cmd\sh file)

    2. Restart the WebLogic Integration Server for the changes to take effect.

    3. Copy weblogic.jar from folder /weblogic81/server/lib in Remote WebLogic server version 8 and place it under <AppManager Home >\working\classes\weblogic\version8 folder in the machine where Applications Manager is running.

  1. Choose the Monitor Group from the combo box with which you want to associate WebLogic Integration Server Monitor (optional). You can choose multiple groups to associate your monitor.

  2. Click Add Monitor(s). This discovers WebLogic Integration server from the network and starts monitoring them.

 

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IBM WebSphere MQ

To create a IBM WebSphere MQ Monitor

 

Important: Know the Prerequisites that are required to monitor IBM WebSphere MQ.

 

  1. Click on New Monitor link.

  2. Enter the Queue Manager Name.

  3. Give the Hostname of the host where IBM WebSphere MQ runs.

  4. Enter the Listener Port.

  5. Give the Coded Character Set Identifier (CCSID).

  6. Enter the ServerConnection Channel.

  7. SSL Enabled checkbox- If SSL authentication is enabled on the server connection channel then select this option and also provides SSL Cipher specifications. To use the ssl option please follow the below steps

  8. Authentication Enabled checkbox - Provide the monitor-specific authentication information, such as Username and Password.

  9. Filter System Objects checkbox - Add theSystem Objects to Monitor. This option to Include / Exclude the SYSTEM Queues, Channels and Inactive Channels is added will be helpful in reducing unnecessary data in monitor details page. User can use either INCLUDE_QUEUES or EXCLUDE_QUEUES, INCLUDE_CHANNELS or EXCLUDE_CHANNELS and INCLUDE_INACTIVE_CHANNELS: true/false.

  10. Discover Message Broker checkbox - To discover Message Broker, the following jars are required:

    Copy the two jar files to <ProductHome>\working\jre\lib\ext directory.

  11. Set the Polling Interval.

  12. Click Test Credential.

  13. If you are adding a new monitor from an Admin Server, select a Managed Server.

  14. Choose the Monitor Group from the combo box with which you want to associate IBM WebSphere MQ Monitor (optional). You can choose multiple groups to associate your monitor.

  15. Click Add Monitor(s). This discovers IBM WebSphere MQ from the network and Applications Manager starts monitoring it.

Note:

To monitor IBM Websphere MQ Series following jar files need to be added:

For IBM Websphere MQ Series version 5.x/6.x:

  • com.ibm.mq.jar
  • com.ibm.mq.pcf-6.x.jar and
  • connector.jar

 

For IBM Websphere MQ Series version 7:

  • com.ibm.mq.jar
  • com.ibm.mq.pcf-6.x.jar and
  • connector.jar
  • com.ibm.mq.jmqi.jar
  • com.ibm.mq.headers.jar and
  • com.ibm.mq.commonservices.jar

Follow these steps to get the jar files:

  • Download the supportpac MS0B : WebSphere MQ Java classes for PCF from the following link: http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24000668. The com.ibm.mq.pcf-6.0.jar file is available in this support pac.
  • com.ibm.mq.jar and connector.jar are located at <Websphere MQ Home Directory>\Java\lib directory.

Copy the three jar files to <ProductHome>\working\jre\lib\ext directory.

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Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

 

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Versions Supported: 2007, 2010 and 2013

 

Prerequisites for monitoring Microsoft Office SharePoint Server: To use Powershell for data collection, make sure the proper steps have been followed to enable powershell remoting.

 

Attributes Monitored: Refer SharePoint Server Parameters to know more about the attributes monitored.

 

To create a Office SharePoint Server Monitor:

  1. Click on New Monitor link.

  2. Select MS Office SharePoint.

  3. Give the Display Name.

  4. Enter the Hostname of the host where Office SharePoint Server runs.

  5. Select the Version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server - 2007, 2010 or 2013.

  6. Choose the Features to be monitored for the different versions (Click on the Features textbar to display a drop-down features menu).

  7. To use powershell for data collection, tick the Use Powershell checkbox.Checking this option will display Installation Type option:

  8. You can enter your own credential details or select preconfigured credentials details in Credentials Manager. If you wish to enter your own credentials, specify username and password details for this monitor.

  9. Enter the Username and Password for the server.

  10. Set the Poll interval.

  11. If you are adding a new monitor from an Admin Server, select a Managed Server.

  12. Choose the Monitor Group from the combo box with which you want to associate MS Office SharePoint server (optional). You can choose multiple groups to associate your monitor.

  13. Click Add Monitor(s). This discovers MS Office SharePoint server from the network and starts monitoring them.

 

VMware vFabric RabbitMQ Server

To create a RabbitMQ Server Monitor:

 

  1. Click on New Monitor link.

  2. Select RabbitMQ under the Middleware/Portal list.

  3. Enter the Display Name and the name of the host where the RabbitMQ Server is running.

  4. Enter the Port ID where the management plugin is configured. For default installations of RabbitMQ management plugin, the port number is 55672.

  5. Enter the correct User Name and Password of RabbitMQ server.

  6. Set the polling interval.

  7. If you are adding a new monitor from an Admin Server, select a Managed Server.

  8. Select the Monitor Group from the combo box with which you want to associate RabbitMQ server (optional). You can choose multiple groups to associate your monitor.

  9. Click Add Monitor(s). This identifies RabbitMQ server from the network and starts monitoring.

 

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Microsoft BizTalk Server

 

Microsoft BizTalk Server Versions Supported: BizTalk 2010 Server

 

Prerequisites for monitoring Microsoft BizTalk: Click to know about the user previleges and other necessary prerequisites to monitor Microsoft BizTalk Server.

 

Attributes Monitored: Refer Microsoft BizTalk Monitoring Parameters to know more about the attributes monitored.

 

To create a Microsoft BizTalk Monitor:

  1. Click on New Monitor link.

  2. Select Microsoft BizTalk.

  3. Enter the Display Name of the monitor

  4. Enter the Hostname of the host where the BizTalk Server is running.

  5. You can enter your own credential details or select preconfigured credentials details in Credentials Manager. If you wish to enter your own credentials, specify username and password details for this monitor.

  6. Check Enable PowerShell option to enable data collection through PowerShell. If PowerShell is enabled then Application Name for the related artifacts will be displayed along with other information. For more help on enabling Powershell Remoting, click here. Enter:

  7. Set the Poll interval.

  8. If you are adding a new monitor from an Admin Server, select a Managed Server.

  9. Choose the Monitor Group from the combo box with which you want to associate BizTalk server (optional). You can choose multiple groups to associate your monitor.

  10. Click Add Monitor(s). This discovers BizTalk server from the network and starts monitoring them.

 

Oracle Tuxedo

 

Oracle Tuxedo Versions Supported: Tuxedo version 6.5 and above.We are using BEA SNMP Agent and the SNMP MIBs to manage Tuxedo applications.

 

Prerequisites for monitoring Oracle Tuxedo: You must have Tuxedo SNMP agent installed. When you specify the SNMP community string, make sure that the community string has at least 'Read-only' privileges.

 

Attributes Monitored: Refer Oracle Tuxedo Monitoring Parameters to know more about the attributes monitored.

 

To create a Oracle Tuxedo Monitor:

  1. Click on New Monitor link.

  2. Select Oracle Tuxedo.

  3. Enter the Display Name of the monitor

  4. Enter the Hostname of the host where the Oracle Tuxedo Server is running.

  5. Enter the SNMP port number , on which the Tuxedo SNMP agent is running. The default port number is 161.

  6. You can enter your own credential details or select preconfigured credentials details in Credentials Manager.

  7. Specify the SNMP community string of Tuxedo SNMP agent. The default value is 'public'. Make sure you use a community string, that has 'Read' privileges.

  8. Enter the timeout in seconds.

  9. Set the Poll interval.

  10. If you are adding a new monitor from an Admin Server, select a Managed Server.

  11. Choose the Monitor Group from the combo box with which you want to associate Tuxedo server (optional). You can choose multiple groups to associate your monitor.

  12. Click Add Monitor(s). This discovers the Tuxedo server from the network and starts monitoring it.

 

See Also

Monitor Information - Middleware / Portal | Create Other New Monitors

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