SCVMM Configuration Providers Test

A configuration provider is a plug-in to Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) that translates VMM PowerShell commands to API calls that are specific to a type of load balancer or baseboard management controller.

Use this test to know how many Configuration Providers are plugged into the SCVMM, and which ones are they.

Target of the test : SCVMM

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of the results for the SCVMM that is being monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The IP address of the SCVMM server being monitored

Port

The port at which SCVMM listens. The default is 'null'.

Domain, Username, Password, and Confirm Password

The eG agent runs PowerShell scripts on SCVMM to pull metrics. To run these scripts, the eG agent requires the permission of an SCVMM administrator with 'read-only' privileges. In order to grant this permission to the eG agent, configure the Username and Password parameters of this test with the credentials of an SCVMM administrator with 'read-only' privileges. Confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box. Then, specify the domain to which this user belongs against the Domain text box.

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 6:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every sixth 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

Configuration providers

Indicates the number of configuration providers plugged into the SCVMM.

Number

Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to know which configuration providers are plugged in.

The detailed diagnosis of the Configuration providers measure displays the details of the configuration providers plugged into SCVMM.

Figure 1 : The detailed diagnosis of the Configuration providers measure