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Assessing Groundwork Monitoring Server Performance
Contents Introduction This document is intended to help you assess your GroundWork Monitoring Server's performance. As the server's workload increases towards its upper range, certain functions will begin to manifest problematic behavior. Typical FirstNoticed Symptoms # One typical ...
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Configure sendEmail commands to use an existing smtp server
hostnotifybysendemail & servicenotifybysendemail commands use the sendEmail perl script to send email notifications. sendEmail has many options that can be used to configure sending email for more complex mail system requirements, including using an external smtp server ...
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Converting RRDs - 32-bit to 64-bit architecture migration
When migrating from 32bit to 64bit architecture, note that the 32bit RRDs are incompatible and need to be converted to the new architecture. This can be accomplished by converting the RRDs to XML format using the 32bit RRDTool binary and restoring the XML file using the 64bit architecture ...
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Deleting hosts from Monarch without a web interface
Background There are some cases where it may be useful to use a command line interface for removing hosts out of the Monarch (or Configuration) subsystem of GroundWork Monitor. One particularly useful case is on a GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Edition system where hosts have ...
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Getting SSL Certificates to be trusted by OpenSSL and related tools
Groundwork ships with its own copy of OpenSSL. As with every copy of OpenSSL, no certificates are installed in the trusted certificate store. If you wish OpenSSL or tools built against it to trust any certificate or CA(Certificate Authority) you will need to install ...
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How to add interface operational status checks
Contents Background One of the challenges of monitoring is avoiding receiving too many alarms for a particular incident. While receiving multiple alarms for different services affected by one failure can help you understand the magnitude or impact of an incident, more ...
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How to Change Portal permissions for Advanced and Administration pages
Background GroundWork controls of the content displayed under the Advanced and Administration pages of the JBoss portal. This control is defined in a file called defaultobject.xml, rather than in the Administration portal. By default the settings in this file take precedence over any database settings, such as role ...
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How-to Determine and adjust your device count
Background GroundWork Monitor counts devices in the foundation database, rather than hosts in the configuration database. This means that the true count that is being compared against the license limit is the number of entries in the Device table in foundation, not the number of hosts. Devices can be created ...
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How-to Monitor a Windows Volume Mounted on a Path with GDMA
Background and the problem: It's possible to mount a volume under Windows and reference it via a directory path, as described in this Microsoft Technet Article http://technet.microsoft.com/enus/library/cc753321.aspx.  If you do that, though, you will need a way to monitor its specific disk ...
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How to reset the admin password
you forget the web interface password for the user "admin", you can reset it as follows: In 7.0.2 : To reset or change the password for users authenticated against the GroundWork jbossidm database, run the following command: /etc/init.d/groundwork stop gwservices psql ...
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