Monitoring

Longitude must first be configured to collect data for the devices you want to monitor. Monitoring can be configured using Device Discovery, which will automate monitoring for Windows, Unix, and Network Devices, or by manually configuring monitoring through the Monitor an Application window.

Device Discovery

Monitor buttons

  1. Click the Discover button in the upper left of the Web UI to open the Device Discovery Wizard.
  2. Select Windows, Unix, or Network Device as the application to discover:
    • Windows
      Automated Device Discovery
    • Unix
      Unix Discovery
    • Network Devices
      Network Discovery
  3. Select IP Address to start scan
  4. Select IP Address to end scan (note: you can only scan one class C subnet at a time)
  5. For Unix/Linux monitoring, enter a Username and Password that can connect to the servers via SSH. Root access is not required.
  6. For Network Device monitoring, enter an SNMP V1 community string. Read access is required.
    Please note:
    Monitor the Network Device Application manually to collect data using SNMP V2.
  7. Click Next
  8. When Longitude has finished scanning the requested IP range, you will be presented with a list of computers or network devices that can be monitored with the selected application:
    Discovery2
    Select the devices you would like to monitor. You will be able to monitor devices up to the number of license units you have available.
  9. Click Next
  10. The final discovery step will display the monitoring
    results, including any monitoring errors:
    Discovery3
    If there are any errors reported, you can click on the error link to determine what the error condition is and how to remedy it.
  11. After you click Done, you will see the additional computers you are monitoring:Monitoring

 

Monitor an Application Manually

  1. Click the Monitor button in the upper left of the Web UI to open the Monitor an Application Window
  2. Select the application to monitor from the drop down list.
    Select application from drop down list
  3. When you select an application, the configuration screen may display an Application Properties secion which will contain fields for additional information needed to monitor the application. Further details on specific information needed for each application can be found in the Application help link. Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are required.
    Monitor VMware
  4. Either manually enter the computer to monitor in the Computers field, or select the button to the right of the Computers button to display of list of computers you are already monitoring.
    Computer selection
  5. Click on the Monitor button. Longitude will test data collection for the application using the supplied Application Properties, and a result window will display either that the collections succeeded, or list any errors that were found.
    Monitoring results