Sybase Users Test

This test monitors user sessions to the database server, and reports the number and status of processes executed by each user on the server.

Target of the test : A Sybase ASE server on which the MDA tables have been installed

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every user being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

Refers to the IP address of the Sybase ASE server.

Port

The port number at which the Sybase server listens to.

User

To enable this test to connect to the Sybase server and collect the required metrics, it is enough if you configure the test with the name of a Sybase user who has the “mon_role”. However, for best results, it is recommended that you configure all Sybase tests with the credentials of a Sybase user who has the “mon_role”, “sa_role’, and “sybase_ts_role”.

Password

The password corresponding to the above user

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.

Exclude User

Specify a comma-separated list of user names to be exclude from the monitoring scope of this test in the Exclude User text box.

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 processes

The number of processes initiated by this user on the database server. each username.

Number

 

Running processes

The number of processes currently running for this user in the database. 

Number

Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to view the details of the running processes.

Sleeping processes

The number of processes initiated by this user that are currently sleeping.

Number

If the value of this measure is very high, it could indicate a memory leak in the application. The administrator should take care to avoid sleeping processes.

Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to view the details of sleeping processes.

Infected processes

The number of processes initiated by this user that are currently infected.

Number

If the value of this measure is very close to that of the Total processes measure, then further investigation would be required to control the infected processes. Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to identify these processes and take the necessary corrective action.

Using the detailed diagnosis of the Running processes measure, you can find out which processes are currently running for a particular user.

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Figure 1 : The detailed diagnosis of the Running processes measure reported by the Sybase Users test

Using the detailed diagnosis of the Sleeping processes measure, you can find out which processes initiated by a particular user are currently sleeping.

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Figure 2 : The detailed diagnosis of the Sleeping processes measure reported by the Sybase Users test