How does eG Enterprise monitor the WebtoB Web server?

eG Enterprise  monitors the WebtoB Web server in an agent-based manner. All that is required for this is a single eG agent deployed on the target web server. This eG agent pulls out the wealth of information about health of the web servers, and the key metrics related to the transactions and services. To configure the eG agent to monitor the web server, a set of pre-requisites needs to be set in place. These requirements are discussed in the following section.

Pre-requisites for Monitoring WebtoB Web Server using eG Enterprise

To cater to the requirements of different users, eG Enterprise offers a specialized WebtoB Web Server monitoring model for monitoring the WebtoB Web server. To use this model, administrators should fulfill the pre-requisite as mentioned below:

Identify the node name of the WebtoB Web Server that is to be monitored. This node name should be specified while configuring the tests for the WebtoB Web server. To know how to identify the node name of the WebtoB Web server that is being monitored, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Execute the wsboot.exe available in the <WEBTOB_INSTALL_DIR>\bin folder from the command prompt of the target WebtoB Web server.
  • The resultant output as shown in Figure 1 displays the node name of the target WebtoB Web Server that is to be monitored.

    Figure 1 : Identifying the node name of the WebtoB Web server

Managing the WebtoB Web Server

The eG Enterprise cannot automatically discover the WebtoB Web server. This implies that you need to manually add the component for monitoring. Remember that the eG Enterprise automatically manages the components that are added manually. To manage a WebtoB Web server, do the following:

  1. Log into the eG administrative interface.
  2. Follow the Components -> Add/Modify menu sequence in the Infrastructure tile of the Admin menu.
  3. In the COMPONENT page that appears next, select WebtoB Web server as the Component type. Then, click the Add New Component button. This will invoke Figure 2.

    Figure 2 : Adding a WebtoB Web server

  4. Specify the Host IP and the Nick name of the WebtoB Web server in Figure 2. By default, the Port at which the server listens to is specified as 8080. If the server listens to any other port, then specify the port number in the Port text box.
  5. By default, the Agentless option will be unchecked while you add the WebtoB Web server.
  6. Click the Add button to add the component.
  7. When you attempt to sign out, a list of unconfigured tests will appear as shown in Figure 3.

    Figure 3 : List of unconfigured tests to be configured for the WebtoB Web Server

  8. Click on the any test from the list of unconfigured tests. For instance, click on the WebtoB Werver Availability test to configure it. In the page that appears, specify the parameters as shown in Figure 4.

    Figure 4 : Configuring the WebtoB Server Availability test

  9. To know how to configure these parameters, refer to Monitoring the WebtoB Web Server .
  10. Next, try to signout of the eG administrative interface, now you will be prompted to configure the Processes test and Log Monitor test. To know how to configure the Processes and Log Monitor tests, refer to Monitoring Unix and Windows chapter .
  11. Finally signout of the eG administrative interface.