How to Configure and Monitor DB2 DPF Server Using eG Enterprise?

eG Enterprise can monitor DB2 DPF server in an agent-based or an agentless manner. In case of the agentless approach, the remote agent used to monitor the DB2 DPF server should be deployed on a remote Windows host in the environment.

The broad steps for monitoring DB2 DPF server using eG Enterprise are as follows:

  • Managing the DB2 DPF server
  • Configuring the tests

Managing the DB2 DPF server

The DB2 DPF server cannot be automatically discovered by eG Enterprise. This implies that you will have to manually add the server into the eG Enterprise system to manage it. Follow the steps below to achieve the same:

  1. Login into the eG administrative interface.
  2. eG Enterprise cannot automatically discover the DB2 DPF  server. You need to manually add the eDirectory netware using the COMPONENTS page (see Figure 1) that appears when the Infrastructure -> Components -> Add/Modify menu sequence is followed. Remember that components manually added are managed automatically.


    Figure 1 : Adding the DB2 DPF server

  3. Specify the Host IP/Name and Nick name of the DB2 DPF server that you want to manage.
  4. The Port number will be set as 50000 by default. If the DB2 DPF server is listening on a different port in your environment, then override this default setting.
  5. Finally, click the Add button to add the DB2 DPF server for monitoring.

Configuring the tests

  1. When you attempt to sign out, a list of unconfigured tests appears (see Figure 2).


    Figure 2 : List of unconfigured tests for the DB2 DPF server

  2. Click on the tests in Figure 2 to configure. To know how to configure the tests, refer to the Monitoring the IBM DB2 Server in a DPF Environment chapter.
  3. Now, try signing out of the eG administrative interface. This time it will prompt to configure the Processes test. To know how to configure this test, refer to the Unix and Windows Servers monitoring model.