Automatic Discovery of Servers v8.0
Auto Discovery dialog to instruct a PEM agent to locate database servers that reside on a monitored system, and add a binding that allows the agent to monitor the selected server.
To enable auto discovery for a specific agent, you must enable the
Server Auto Discovery probe. To access the
Manage Probes tab, highlight the name of a PEM agent in the PEM client tree control, and select
Manage Probes... from the
Management menu. When the Manage Probes tab opens, confirm that the slider control in the
Enabled? column is set to
To open the
Auto Discovery dialog, highlight the name of a PEM agent in the PEM client tree control, and select
Auto Discovery... from the
Auto Discovery dialog opens, the
Discovered Database Servers box will display a list of servers that are not currently monitored by a PEM agent. Check the box next to a server name to display information about the server in the
Server Connection Details box, and provide any missing information to bind the server to the currently selected agent in the
Agent Connection Details box.
Select All button to select the box next to all of the displayed servers, or
Unselect All to unselect all of the boxes to the left of the server names.
The fields in the
Server Connection Details box provide information about the server that PEM will monitor:
- Accept or modify the name of the monitored server in the
Namefield. The specified name will be displayed in the tree control of the PEM client.
- Use the
Server groupdrop-down listbox to select the server group under which the server will be displayed in the PEM client tree control.
- Use the
Host name/addressfield to specify the IP address of the monitored server.
Portfield displays the port that is monitored by the server; this field may not be modified.
- Provide the name of the service in the
Service IDfield. Please note that the service name must be provided to enable some PEM functionality.
- By default, the
Maintenance databasefield indicates that the selected server uses a
postgresmaintenance database. Customize the content of the
Maintenance databasefield for your installation.
The fields in the
Agent Connection Details box specify the properties that the PEM agent will use when connecting to the server:
Hostfield displays the IP address that will be used for the PEM agent binding.
Usernamefield displays the name that will be used by the PEM agent when connecting to the selected server.
Passwordfield displays the password associated with the specified user name.
- Use the drop-down listbox in the
SSL modefield to specify your SSL connection preferences.
When you've finished specifying the connection properties for the servers that you are binding for monitoring, click the
OK button to save the properties. Click
Cancel to exit without preserving any changes.
The dialog shown above displays the values required to bind an instance of Advanced Server for monitoring by PEM.