RHEV Events Test

This test enables administrators to promptly capture and report the count and details of critical information, error, and warning events that are generated on the RHEV manager.

By default, the test monitors a pre-defined set of events belonging to pre-configured event categories. You can override this default setting by including/excluding specific events from an event category or by adding more categories. To achieve this, do the following:

  • Edit the eg_tests.ini file in the <EG_INSTALL_DIR>\manager\config directory.
  • In the [RhevEvents] section of this file, you will find the event categories that are currently monitored by RHEV Events test, and the individual events of each category. The format of these entries is: 

    RHEVEventsTest:<EventCategory>=<Comma-separated list of eventsIDs grouped under this category>

  • To add a new event category to the list, you just need to append a line to the [RhevEvents] section in the format mentioned above. For instance, say, you want to include a category named ImportExportEvents to event categories that pre-exist. In this case, you will have to insert a line in the [RhevEvents] section for this category, as mentioned below:

    RHEVEventsTest:ImportExportEvents=1150,1151,1152,1153

  • Finally, save the file.

Target of the Test: A RHEV Manager

Agent running the test: A remote agent

Output of the test: One set of results for each event category pre-defined in the eg_tests.ini file (in the <EG_INSTALL_DIR>\manager\config directory).

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 at which the specified host listens. The default port is 8443.

RHEL MGR User and RHEL MGR Password

To pull out the desired metrics from the RHEV manager, this test has to be configured with the privileges of a user who has been assigned the RHEVMUser role. Specify the user name and password of this user in the RHEL MGR User and RHEL MGR Password text boxes, respectively.

Confirm Password

Confirm the RHEL MGR Password by retyping it here.

RHEL Manager Domain

Specify the domain to which the RHEV manager belongs. By default, internal is displayed here.

SSL

If the RHEV manager to which the eG agent should connect is SSL-enabled, then set this flag to Yes. If not, set it to No.

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD frequency.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Total events

Indicates the total number of events that occurred on the RHEV manager since the last measurement period.

Number

 

Information

Indicates the number of general information events that occurred on the RHEV manager since the last measurement period.

Number

 

Errors

Indicates the number of error events that were captured on the RHEV manager since the last measurement period.

Number

Ideally, the value of this measure should be 0. A high value is a cause for concern. Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to know what the errors are, so that you can troubleshoot the issues efficiently.

Warnings

Indicates the number of warning events that were captured on the RHEV manager since the last measurement period.

Number

Ideally, the value of this measure should be 0. A high value is a cause for concern. Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to know what the warnings are, so that potential anomalies can be identified early and resolved quickly.