OVM Webservice Status Test

Without access to the Oracle VM manager’s web services interface, administrators cannot add VM servers, create VMs, create storage repositories, server pools, import resources, or any other management activity. It is therefore imperative that administrators are notified of the unavailability of or delays in access to the web services interface of the Oracle VM Manager. The OVM Webservice Status test does just that! This test emulates an HTTP/S access to the Oracle VM Manager’s web services interface and reports whether/not the interface is accessible, and if so, how quickly the connection was made. This way, administrators can promptly detect the unavailability of the web services interface and a probable slowdown in access to the interface.

Target of the test : Oracle VM Manager

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the Oracle VM Server being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed

Host

The host for which the test is to be configured.

Port

The port number at which the specified Host listens to. By default, this will be NULL.

Oracle VM Manager, Oracle VM Manager
User, Oracle VM Manager Password,
and Confirm Password

This test remotely connects to the Oracle VM Manager that manages the monitored Oracle VM Server and uses the web services API of the Oracle VM Manager to pull out metrics of interest. To enable this test to communicate with the web services API, you first need to configure the test with the IP address or host name of the Oracle VM Manager. This can be done using the Oracle VM Manager text box. Then, you need to configure the test with the credentials of a user with Admin rights to the Oracle VM Manager. Use the Oracle VM Manager User and Oracle VM Manager Password parameters to configure these credentials. Finally, confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box.

SSL

By default, the Oracle VM Manager is SSL-enabled. Accordingly, the ssl flag is set to Yes by default. This indicates that the eG agent will communicate with the Oracle VM Manager via HTTPS by default.

WebPort

By default,, the Oracle VM Manager listens on 7002. This implies that while monitoring an Oracle VM server via an SSL-enabled Oracle VM Manager, the eG agent, by default, connects to port 7002 of the Oracle VM Manager to pull out metrics. In some environments however, this default port may not apply. In such a case, against the WebPort parameter, you can specify the exact port at which the Oracle VM Manager in your environment listens so that the eG agent communicates with that port.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Availability

Indicates whether/not the web interface is available.

Percent

If the interface is accessible, the value of this measure will be 100. If not, the value will be 0.

Response time

Indicates the time it took to connect to the web interface.

Secs

if the value of this measure consistently increases, it indicates a bottleneck in connectivity to the Oracle VM manager’s web interface.