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Configuring Global Operations Manager

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Created on: Oct 11, 2011 6:39 PM by Zenoss API - Last Modified:  Oct 11, 2011 6:40 PM by Zenoss API

 3. Configuring Global Operations Manager

To configure Global Operations Manager, select Events > Global Operations Manager. The view shows the configured event sources that are forwarding events to this  Resource Manager instance, and any event targets to which this  Resource Manager instance is forwarding.

From here, you can:

  • View event sources

  • Add an event source

  • Remove an event source

  • Display event targets

 3.1. Viewing Event Sources

Configured event sources appear in the top panel of the Global Operations Manager view. The event sources view shows these columns:

 

Table 3. Event Sources View

Column NameDescription

Enabled

Yes, if the event source is enabled and events are being forwarded from the source to this system.

Name

Description of the event source.

Host

HTTP connection information for the event source.

Username

User name (with ZenAdmin permission) used to perform actions on the event source.

Cascade Updates

Yes, if updates to events forwarded from this source are synchronized between the source and target systems.

Apply Transforms

Yes, if transforms on the local system are applied to forwarded events from this source.

Update Model

Yes, if device and organizer information from forwarded events are created on this system.

Filtered

Yes, if criteria is defined for filtering forwarded events from the event source.

 3.2. Adding an Event Source

To forward events from one  Resource Manager instance to another, perform these steps on the target  Resource Manager instance:

  1. Select Events > Global Operations Manager.

  2. Under Sources, click Add.

    The Add Source dialog appears.

     

    Figure 1. Add Source

    Add Source

  3. Enter values or make selections to add the event source:

     

    Table 4. Add Event Source

    Field NameDescription

    Enabled

    If selected, events (and updates, if Cascade Updates is enabled) from the system are forwarded to this system.

    Name

    Description of the event source.

    Cascade Updates

    If selected, then any modifications to events made on the source are replicated to this instance, and any modifications made on this instance are replicated to the source.

    Apply Transforms

    If selected, then locally defined event transforms are run on forwarded events.

    Update Model

    If selected, then devices, event classes, device classes, and device organizers (Locations, Systems, and Groups) are created on the target system from forwarded events. This enables contextual event consoles and event rainbows on the target; however, they are disabled by default for performance reasons.

    Resource Manager Instance Settings 

    Host

    Host name of the  Resource Manager instance that will forward events to this system.

    Port

    Port number of the  Resource Manager instance. Typically, this is 8080, but it may differ if  Resource Manager is behind an HTTP proxy.

    SSL

    Select to use SSL when communicating with the  Resource Manager instance.

    Username

    User with ZenAdmin permission on the source  Resource Manager instance.

    Password

    Password for the user on the source  Resource Manager instance.

    RabbitMQ Settings 

    Fetch RabbitMQ config automatically

    If selected, then the the RabbitMQ configuration used on the source system is determined automatically.

    Host

    Host name of the RabbitMQ server on the source system.

    Virtual Host

    Virtual host of the RabbitMQ server on the source system. The default value is /zenoss.

    Port

    Port number of the RabbitMQ server on the source system. The default value is 5672.

    SSL

    If selected, then SSL is used when connecting to the RabbitMQ server on the source system. The default value is False.

    Username

    User name used to authenticate to the source RabbitMQ server.

    Password

    Password used to authenticate to the source RabbitMQ server.


  4. By default, the event source forwards all events. Optionally, select the Criteria tab to specify which events are forwarded from the source. To define one or more rules:

    1. De-select the Forward all events option.

    2. Select All or Any from the list to specify whether an event will be forwarded based on all, or any one, of the rules.

    3. Define the rule by making selections from each list of options. To add a rule, click (Add).

     

    Figure 2. Add Source - Criteria

    Add Source - Criteria

  5. Click Submit to create the event source.

 3.3. Removing an Event Source

To remove an event source, click Delete in the event sources list. The event source is removed from the  Resource Manager source and target instances.

 3.4. Viewing Event Targets

Configured event targets ( Resource Manager instances to which Global Operations Manager is forwarding events) appear in the lower panel of the Global Operations Manager view.

Note

Event targets are shown for informational purposes only. All Global Operations Manager configuration should be performed on the target  Resource Manager instance. Changes made on the target instance are automatically replicated on the source  Resource Manager instance.

The event targets view shows these columns:

 

Table 5. View Event Targets

NameDescription

Enabled

Yes, if the event target is enabled and events and updates are being forwarded to the target.

 Resource Manager ID

The instance identifier of the target  Resource Manager system. (Configure this by editing the "instance identifier" setting in Advanced > Settings.)

Host

Fully qualified host name of the target  Resource Manager system.

Filtered

Yes, if criteria is defined to filter events forwarded from this system to the target system.

Messages in Queue

Shows the number of messages (events and updates) waiting to be forwarded from this system to the target system. A large backlog of messages in this column may indicate a connection problem between the source and target system.


 3.4.1. Removing Event Targets

Event targets can be removed from the event targets view; however this is not recommended unless the target  Resource Manager instance is known to no longer exist (it has been reinstalled or reconfigured). Typically, all configuration should take place on the target  Resource Manager instance or instances.

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