Monitoring the Egenera PAN Manager
eG Enterprise offers a specialized Egenera PAN Manager monitoring model that monitors the current state and operations of each of the core components of the PAN manager, and reports anomalies instantly.
Using agentless mechanisms, the eG data collector executes the PAN Manager Web Server API commands on the PAN manager and collects a wide variety of performance statistics from the PAN manager. With the help of these statistics, administrators can find quick and accurate answers for the following queries:
- Is the PAN domain available currently?
- Are the pNodes in the PAN domain over-utilized?
- How many pNodes are available in the PAN manager? What are the names of the pNodes?
- How many global pools and uplinks are available in this PAN manager, and what are they?
- Have any media images, MACs, and WWNs been allocated to the PAN manager?
- Is the PAN OPServer currently available?
- How is license usage on the PAN Manager? Is any type of license nearing exhaustion? If so, which is it?
- Is any switch in the PAN domain powered off currently? If so, in which chassis is the switch available?
- Which switch in which chassis is attached to the maximum number of uplink ports? What are these uplink ports?
- How many vSwitches are there in the PAN Network, and what are they?
- On which vSwitch is link dependency not enabled?
- Is any pNode in the powered off state currently?
- Is any zone/hardware component of any pNode experiencing abnormal spikes in temperature? If so, which zone/hardware is it is it - is it the CPU, memory, DIMM, blade, hard drive, the Mezz zone, the CNA zone, the system zone, or the NIC zone - and which pNode are they associated with?
- Is any pServer in the shutdown mode currently?
- Is the PAN agent not available on any pServer?
- Is any pServer in the unmanaged or unavailable mode currently?
- Which pServer is currently experiencing high levels of disk I/O?
- Which pServer is consuming CPU excessively, and what is causing it - user-level processing or system-level processing?
- Is any pServer highly memory-intensive?
- Which pServer is consuming the maximum network bandwidth?
- Is any disk partition of a pServer running out of space? If so, which disk partition is it and which pServer is it associated with?
- Are there any inactive LPANs in the PAN manager?
- Is any LPAN CPU-hungry?