tvanry
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Monitoring Agent Status

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We'd like to have a way to receive an email when the collection agents are not running on the Agent Servers. I have gone in to the Email Configuration area, but I can't seem to find the right one to send me an email when the Agent has stopped or is no longer collecting data from the VMware environment. Does anybody know how to set that up?

Thanks.

Thad

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DELL-Golan S-T
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RE: Monitoring Agent Status

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Edit the rule and add the email action to the actions tab, then modify the parameters to send the email to the correct mailing group.

http://edocs.quest.com/foglight/558/doc/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/frameset.htm?context=Core&file=Ad...

Golan

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sundling
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RE: Monitoring Agent Status

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To configure general e-mail settings see this post: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/virtualization/infrastructure/f/4826/t/19555533

Not exactly sure what agents you are referring to as there are multiple agents available in vFoglight depending on your environment/configuration.

The most commonly used one is the VMware agent which collect the data from vCenter, but there are other ones too.

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Default VMW Agent Updates rule will send an e-mail to VMadmins if it doesn´t get any data from vCenter in 15 minutes.

You can filter on agent to see all rules which has agent in its name and check that the rules you are interested in has an e-mail action.

Hope that cleared things up for you. Let me know how it worked for you.

/Mattias

tvanry
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RE: Monitoring Agent Status

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That's helpful information. I noticed that there is a Rule called "Agent Health State." This rule appears to alert if any of the agents is not in a healthy state. What I would like to do is have a similar rule that sends an email to a define group when any of the agents is not in a healthy state.

I can see how I could copy that rule, however, it's not immediately obvious to me how to modify it so that it will send an email.

Thad

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DELL-Golan S-T
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RE: Monitoring Agent Status

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Edit the rule and add the email action to the actions tab, then modify the parameters to send the email to the correct mailing group.

http://edocs.quest.com/foglight/558/doc/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/frameset.htm?context=Core&file=Ad...

Golan