Novell Monitoring

Creating a new Novell monitor

Using the REST API to add a new Novell monitor: Click here

Follow the steps given below to create a new Novell monitor:

  1. Click on Add New Monitor link under New Monitor.
  2. Select Novell under Servers category.
  3. Specify the Display Name of the Novell server.
  4. Enter the Hostname/IP Address of the server on which Novell is running.
  5. Enter the Subnet Mask of the network.
  6. Select the Mode of Monitoring. (SNMP)
  7. For SNMP mode, provide the SNMP port at which it is running (default is 161), and SNMP Version. This requires no user name and password information. Specify the following information based on the SNMP Version selected:
    • If SNMP v1v2 is selected, specify the Community String. Default value is 'public'.
    • If SNMP v3 is selected, specify the Security Level (NoAuth,NoPriv/Auth,NoPriv/Auth,Priv), User Name and Context Name.
  8. Enter the credential details like user name and password for authentication, or select the required credentials from the Credential Manager list after enabling the Select from Credential list option.
  9. Specify the Timeout value, in seconds.
  10. Specify the Polling interval in minutes.
  11. Choose the Monitor Group from the combo box to which you want to associate the monitor (optional).
  12. If you are adding a new monitor from an Admin Server, select a Managed Server.
  13. Click Add Monitor(s). This discovers the Novell servers from the network and starts monitoring them.

Monitored Parameters

Go to the Monitors Category View by clicking the Monitors tab. Click on the Novell monitors under the Servers table. Displayed is the bulk configuration view of the Novell monitors distributed into three tabs:

  • Availability tab displays the availability history for the past 24 hours or 30 days.
  • Performance tab displays the health status and events for the past 24 hours or 30 days.
  • List view tab enables you to perform bulk admin configuration.

Click on the individual monitors listed to view detailed Novell server performance metrics. The performance metrics have been categorized into 4 different tabs:


The Overview tab displays basic monitor information along with the dials for CPU, Memory and Disk utilizations (in percentage). You can click on these dials to view detailed graphs and charts for these attributes. The graphs available are History report, hour of day report, day of week report and heat chart. These graphs can be generated for both real time and historical data.

Monitor Information
Name The name of the Novell server monitor.
System Health Denotes the health status of the Novell server. (Critical, Warning, and Clear)
Type Denotes the type you are monitoring.
Host Name The hostname of the Novell system.
Host OS The main OS installed on the system.
Last Polled at Specifies the time at which the last poll was performed.
Next Poll at Specifies the time at which the next poll is scheduled.
Today's Availability Shows the overall availability status of the server for the day. You can also view 7/30 reports and the current availability status of the server.
Response Time Amount of time taken by the server to respond (in ms).
Server Uptime Indicates the server uptime of the Novell monitor.
CPU and memory utilization - last six hours - Displays a graphical representation of CPU and memory utilization values (in percentage) for the last six hours. The attributes shown here are Swap Memory Utilization (in % and MB), Physical Memory Utilization (in % and MB) and CPU Utilization (in %).
Breakup of CPU Utilization - Displays a graphical representation of the break up of CPU performance metrics for the entire system processor (in percentage) with attributes such as User Time (%), System Time (%), I/O Wait Time (%), Idle Time (%), and Interrupts/sec.
System Load - Displays a graphical representation of the average system load on the central processing unit (CPU) over predefined time intervals.  The system load during the last one-, five- and fifteen-minute periods are represented by parameters such as Load average in minute, Load average in 5 Minutes and Load average in 15 Minutes along with their current and peak values. 
Note: The attributes are displayed differently for Applications Manager versions below 170500:
  • Load average in minute → Jobs in Minute
  • Load average in 5 Minutes → Jobs in 5 Minutes
  • Load average in 15 Minutes → Jobs in 15 Minutes
Process Details - Displays information about the processes running on the Linux server. You can add processes for monitoring using the Add New Process option. You can also delete unwanted processes and enable/disable reports for specific processes. Click on any of the attributes listed to view more details.
Monitors in this System - Displays information about the availability and health of the monitors configured in this server. To add new monitors for monitoring, use the Add Monitors option.

You can use the Custom Fields option in the 'Monitor Information' section to configure additional fields for the monitor.


This tab provides the CPU usage statistics of the Linux server. The tab includes two graphs - one that displays the CPU utilization by CPU Cores and another that shows the Breakup of CPU utilization - by CPU cores. You can view additional reports by clicking the graphs present in the Breakup of CPU Utilization - by CPU coressection. These reports include the following graphs for all the CPU cores:

  • Break up of CPU Utilization (%) vs Time
  • User Time (%) vs Time
  • System Time (%) vs Time
  • I/O Wait Time (%) vs Time
  • Idle Time (%) vs Time
  • CPU Utilization (%) vs Time
  • Interrupts/sec Vs Time


The CPU tab also shows the following performance metrics:

CPU Utilization - by CPU Cores
Core The name of the CPU core
User Time (%) The percentage of time that the processor spends on User mode operations. This generally means application code.
System Time (%) The percentage of CPU kernel processes that are in use.
I/O Wait Time (%) The time spent by the processor to waiting for I/O to complete.
Idle Time (%) The percentage of time where the CPU is idle (not being used by any program).
CPU Utilization (%) Specifies the total CPU used by the system.
Interrupts/sec The rate at which CPU handles interrupts from applications or hardware each second. If the value for Interrupts/sec is high over a sustained period of time, there could be hardware issues.

You can also view graphs for these attributes by selecting the necessary CPU core and then choosing the appropriate attribute from the dropdown.


This tab displays disk usage and disk I/O statistics of the Novell server.

Disk Utilization
Disk The name of the disk drive.
Total Size (MB) The total amount of memory available in that particular disk drive (in MB).
Used (%) Denotes how much disk space out of the total disk space has actually been used (in percentage)
Used (MB) Amount of disk space used (in MB).
Free (%) The percentage of total usable space on the disk that was free.
Free (MB) The unallocated space on the disk (in MB).


Network Interface
Name The name of the network interface present in the Novell system.
Status The status of the network interface present in the Novell system.
Speed (Mbps) The estimate of the current bandwidth (in Mbps).
Input Traffic (Kbps) The rate at which packets are received by the interface (in Kbps).
Output Traffic (Kbps) The rate at which packets are sent by the interface (in Kbps).
Errors Number of packets that could not be sent or received.


To perform hardware monitoring for Novell servers, following settings need to be configured for the monitor:

Advanced Settings:

By clicking the Advanced Settings option available under Host Details in the right hand side of the page, you will be taken to the Performance Polling page for Servers, which can also be accessed under Settings tab. Here you can use the Hardware Health monitoring option to enable or disable hardware monitoring in servers. You can also opt the various hardware components (like power, fan, disk,etc.,) to be monitored by checking the options given. This will globally configure the hardware monitoring status. You can also configure the health status by defining values in the respective text boxes:

    • Critical Severity: If the status matches with any of the values defined in the Critical Severity text box, then Applications Manager displays the status of the hardware device as Critical. The values defined by default are failed, error, failure, nonRecoverable, criticalUpper, criticalLower, nonRecoverableLower and critical.
    • Warning Severity: If the status matches with any of the values defined in the Warning Severity text box, then Applications Manager displays the status of the hardware device as Warning. The values defined by default are degraded, warning, nonCritical, nonCriticalUpper, nonRecoverableUpper and nonCriticalLower.
    • Clear Severity: If the status matches with any of the values defined in the Clear Severity text box, then Applications Manager displays the status of the hardware device as clear. The value defined by default is 'ok'.

Note: If the status of the device does not match with any of the values defined in the severity text box, the device status is displayed as unknown. Status values defined within the severity text boxes are comma-separated and case-insensitive.

Hardware Device-level Configuration:

Hardware Monitoring option available under Host Details section on the right hand side of the page will allow you to opt for the various hardware components you want to monitor. This operation can also be done using the Performance Polling option under the Settings tab which will globally configure the hardware stats.

Upon configuring the above settings, you will be able to monitor hardware devices for the selected hardware components along with their corresponding health status. Following are the possible health status shown:

  • If a component is functioning normally, the status indicator is green.
  • The status indicator changes to orange or red if a system component violates a performance threshold or is not functioning properly. Generally, an orange indicator signifies degraded performance.
  • A red indicator signifies that a component stopped operating or exceeded the highest threshold.
  • If the status is blank, then the health monitoring service cannot determine the status of the component.

The following are metrics monitored pertaining to the hardware of Dell and HP servers:

Note: Currently, hardware performance monitoring is supported only in SNMP and WMI monitoring mode.

CategoryAttributeDescriptionHardware Device
Temperature Sensor The name of the temperature sensor.
Temperature Reading (deg C) The current /present temperature reading.
Status The temperature status - Critical, Warning, Clear
Fan Sensor Name of the fan sensor.
Fan Speed (RPM) The fan speed values displayed in RPM.
Status The fan status - Critical, Warning, Clear
Power Sensor Name of the power supply.
Reading (Watts) The power supply reading values displayed in Watts.
Status The power status - Critical, Warning, Clear
Voltages Sensor Name of the voltage supply.
Reading (Volts) The voltage reading values displayed in Volts.
Status The voltage status - Critical, Warning, Clear
Battery Sensor Name of the Battery sensor.
Status The battery status - Critical, Warning, Clear
Memory Sensor Name of the Memory sensor.
Memory Device Type The type of memory device
Size (MB) The amount of memory currently installed in MB.
Status The memory status - Critical, Warning, Clear
Disk Sensor Identifies the disk's label
Device Name The device name configured for the disk
Size (MB) The allocated size in MB
Status The disk status - Critical, Warning, Clear.
Array Sensor The name of the array disk
Bus protocol The bus type of the array disk
Size (MB) The amount in MB of the used space on the array disk.
Status The array status - Critical, Warning, Clear
Chassis Sensor The user-assigned chassis name of the chassis.
Model The system model type for this chassis
Status The chassis status - Critical, Warning, Clear
Processor Sensor The location name of the processor device status probe
Processor Brand The brand of the processor device.
Processor Current Speed The current speed of the processor device in MHz
Processor Core Count The number of processor cores detected for the processor device.
Status The processor status - Critical, Warning, Clear.


This tab displays the configuration details of the Novell monitor. However, this is supported only in SNMP mode.

System Information
Host Name The name of the system.
Location Location at which the system is installed
Contact The name of the domain to which the system belongs.
OS Information
OS Name The name of the operating system instance.
OS Version Version number of the operating system.
Memory Information
Total Physical Memory (MB) Total amount of physical memory as available to the operating system.
Total Swap Memory (MB) Total amount of swap memory available.
Processor Information
Id Unique identifier of a processor on the system
Model The processor model type
Implementation The processor family type.
Manufacturer Name of the processor manufacturer
Speed (MHz) Current speed of the processor
Cache (KB) Size of the processor cache. A cache is an external memory area that has a faster access time than the main memory.
Network Interface Settings
Name The name of the network adapter.
IP Address The IP address configured for this network interface
MTU The network medium in use.
Type The type of network adapter.
Mac Address The Media access control address for this network adapter. A MAC address is a unique 48-bit number assigned to the network adapter by the manufacturer. It uniquely identifies this network adapter and is used for mapping TCP/IP network communications.
Status The current status of the network adapter.
Broadcast Address The IP address to which messages are broadcast.
Printer Settings
Name Name of the printer.
Device The name of the server that controls the printer.
Default Indicates whether the printer is the default one. Values are either True or False.
Status Current status of the printer.