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232387 - Manually restarting the Infobright PI repository (for Linux)

How to restart the Infobright Performance Investigator (PI) repository on Linux?

Created: August 25, 2017
232387 - Manually restarting the Infobright PI repository (for Linux)

How to restart the Infobright PI repository on Linux.

Created: August 25, 2017
232488 - FglAMs that have been decommissioned are listed in the "Disconnected Agent Managers" dashboard

Foglight Agent Managers (FglAM) that have been decommissioned and are no longer installed, are listed in the "Disconnected Agent Managers...

Created: August 29, 2017
232387 - Manually restarting the Infobright PI repository (for Linux)

How to restart the Infobright Performance Investigator (PI) repository on Linux?

Created: August 25, 2017
232137 - Common recommendations and requirements for SQL PI environments

What are some of the most common sizing suggestions and requirements for SQL PI environments?

Created: August 16, 2017
232137 - SQL PI (and Oracle PI) environment requirements and recommendations

What are some of the most common sizing suggestions and requirements for SQL PI (Performance Investigator) and Oracle PI environments?

Created: August 16, 2017
232437 - SQL statements appear as "Encrypted" even when already decrypted on the SQL Server instance

On the SQL Performance Investigator (PI) dashboard the following behavior is seen in relation to encrypted SQL statements: SQL statements are...

Created: August 28, 2017
232488 - FglAMs that have been decommissioned are listed in the "Disconnected Agent Managers" dashboard

FglAMs that have been decommissioned, and are no longer installed, are listed in the "Disconnected Agent Managers" dashboard.&nbsp...

Created: August 29, 2017
232160 - How to deploy Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition (FVE) Virtual Appliance from Azure Marketplace

How to deploy Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition (FVE) Virtual Appliance from Azure Marketplace

Created: August 17, 2017
232137 - SQL PI (and Oracle PI) environment requirements and recommendations

What are some of the most common sizing suggestions and requirements for SQL PI (Performance Investigator) and Oracle PI environments?

Created: August 16, 2017
232383 - Manually restarting the Infobright PI repository (for Windows)

How to manually restart the PI repository

Created: August 25, 2017
232387 - Manually restarting the Infobright PI repository (for Linux)

How to restart the Infobright PI repository on Linux.

Created: August 25, 2017
232383 - Manually restarting the Infobright PI repository (for Windows)

How to manually restart the Performance Investigator (PI) repository?

Created: August 25, 2017
232383 - Manually restarting the Infobright PI repository (for Windows)

How to manually restart the Performance Investigator (PI) repository?

Created: August 25, 2017
232387 - Manually restarting the Infobright PI repository (for Linux)

How to restart the Infobright Performance Investigator (PI) repository on Linux?

Created: August 25, 2017
232137 - SQL PI (and Oracle PI) environment requirements and recommendations

What are some of the most common sizing suggestions and requirements for SQL PI (Performance Investigator) and Oracle PI environments?

Created: August 16, 2017
232399 - Common issues for Performance Investigator (SQL PI)

What are some of the most common issues for Performance Investigator (SQL PI) environments?

Created: August 25, 2017
232383 - Manually restarting the Infobright PI repository (for Windows)

How to manually restart the Performance Investigator (PI) repository?

Created: August 25, 2017
232387 - Manually restarting the Infobright PI repository (for Linux)

How to restart the Infobright Performance Investigator (PI) repository on Linux?

Created: August 25, 2017
232137 - Common suggestions and requirements for SQL PI environments

What are some of the most common sizing suggestions and requirements for SQL PI environments?

Created: August 16, 2017
232137 - SQL PI (and Oracle PI) environment requirements and recommendations

What are some of the most common sizing suggestions and requirements for SQL PI (Performance Investigator) and Oracle PI environments?

Created: August 16, 2017
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121999 - Difference between clearing and acknowledging Foglight alarms

What is the difference between Clearing and Acknowledging alarms in Foglight?

Revised: August 23, 2017
102431 - Minimum requirements needed for WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation)

What are this minimum requirements for Windows WMI OS monitoring in situations to avoid using the local Administrators group? Why does a Windows...

Revised: August 17, 2017
70111 - How to find out how many FMS licenses are active?

How to find out how many FMS licenses are active?

Revised: August 22, 2017
67997 - Error: "Invalid Username and/or Password" on the Foglight Log In page

After configuring the Foglight Management Server to use AD/LDAP to authenticate a user, the AD/LDAP user cannot log in to the Foglight Console...

Revised: August 16, 2017
67790 - Security bug in Foglight server version 5.x "malicious URL can be sent to the server without the need to login"

A Security bug in Struts 2 / XWork allows a specially crafted URL to execute arbitrary java code on the server.  Because Foglight 5&nbsp...

Revised: August 22, 2017
66606 - IE/Firefox - Long Running Script Error

Receive a browser message error stating: “A script on this page is causing Internet Explorer to Run slowly. If it continues to run, your...

Revised: August 17, 2017
68899 - Network I/O and Disk I/O spinner are greyed out

When select a Virtual Machine the Network I/O and Disk I/O spinner is greyed out. Both spinners are working fine when opening a Virtual Center...

Revised: August 16, 2017
97075 - No alarms for Oracle tablespace disk space availability

No alarms are being recieved for tablespace disk space availability while monitoring an Oracle database.

Revised: August 29, 2017
98264 - Cartridges you are trying to install and enable are older than the currently enabled version

An error message similar to the following is displayed when adding a new cartridge "The following cartridges you are trying to install and...

Revised: August 29, 2017
98410 - How to configure a Regular Expression to match a FQDN domain name in a Foglight Credential

How to configure a Regular Expression (Regex) to match a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) in a Foglight Credential for when there is no...

Revised: August 28, 2017
76928 - AntiVirus exclusion settings for Foglight, Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edit or FgLAM

What folders should be excluded from AntiVirus settings in order to avoid any impact on the FMS (Fogight Management Server) or the FglAM (Foglight...

Revised: August 22, 2017
77946 - How to upgrade Active Directory and/or Exchange Agents?

How to upgrade Active Directory and/or Exchange Agents?

Revised: August 22, 2017
78050 - Blank Email Alerts being generated from FMS

Blank Email Alerts being generated from FMS

Revised: August 22, 2017
82887 - Report on multiple ESX server

Would like to generate a single report with data from multiple ESX servers

Revised: August 22, 2017
82562 - What Roles are required for a user to be able to navigate through all the Dashboards and Views but not have any Administrative access?

What Roles are required for a user to be able to navigate through all the Dashboards and Views but not have any Administrative access?

Revised: August 22, 2017
96729 - How to set Refresh Interval of web pages in Foglight?

How to set Refresh Interval of web pages in Foglight?

Revised: August 22, 2017
76022 - How to increase Foglight topology instance limits?

Foglight Management Server (FMS) log has entries complaining of topology limit reached: The configured limit of 20000 instances of type...

Revised: August 22, 2017
77830 - VMware tools alarm

Why does VMware tools alarm keep firing?

Revised: August 22, 2017
41911 - How to enable debug logging, generate Support Bundles and Thread Dumps for FMS and FGLAM

During the course of investigating or troubleshooting issues with Foglight, there are a variety of artifacts that can be gathered to assist. These...

Revised: August 16, 2017
122096 - How SQL Server agent homepage OS metrics are different with VMware agents configured

What do the different metrics for the Host Operating System represent on the SQL Server agent homepage with a VMware agent configured?

Revised: August 23, 2017
68566 - After renaming FMS the embedded FglAM hostname still displays old FMS server name Agent Hosts

After renaming FMS the embedded FglAM hostname still displays old FMS server name Agent Hosts dashboard

Revised: August 22, 2017
122401 - Missing rules: DBSS - Dynamic Data File Growths Remaining and DBSS - Log File Growths Remaining

The rules "DBSS - Dynamic Data File Growths Remaining" and "DBSS - Log File Growths Remaining" are not present in the 5.6.7...

Revised: August 23, 2017
64412 - Error starting Foglight on Linux

Revised: August 17, 2017
66612 - Performance data is lost if VM Resource Pool is renamed

When a resource pool is renamed, all performance data is lost for the resource pool. Is this intended behaviour?

Revised: August 17, 2017
70436 - Does the service account used for LDAP integration need to have either Domain Admin or Local Admin?

Does the service account used for ldap integration need to have either Domain Admin or Local Administrator Privileges?

Revised: August 16, 2017
71874 - Help understanding the Rules and Associated Alarms in Foglight?  Also understanding the variables

Help understanding the Rules and Associated Alarms in Foglight 5?  Also understanding the various dashboard Views and Data that is being collected.

Revised: August 16, 2017
75631 - FMS does not start up

Revised: August 22, 2017
227608 - Foglight for Storage Management 4.4 does not collect data from Equallogic

Foglight for Storage Management 4.4 does not collect data from Equallogic and the below exceptions can be seen in the agent logs. 2017-03-20 13...

Revised: August 30, 2017
75746 - What is the default userid and password for logging on to Foglight console?

What is the default user and password for logging on to Foglight console?

Revised: August 22, 2017
232160 - How to deploy Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition (FVE) Virtual Appliance from Azure Marketplace

How to deploy Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition (FVE) Virtual Appliance from Azure Marketplace

Revised: August 18, 2017
69744 - VMs (Virtual Machines) number on Welcome page and Virtual Environment summary page do not match

VMs (Virtual Machines) number on Welcome page and Virtual Environment summary page do not match with each other nor with the number in vSphere...

Revised: August 22, 2017
94501 - SQL Server Error Logs "is too large to scan"

The SQL Server agent states that 8 mb & 6 mb “is too large to scan”, however some of our servers can go upwards of 40-50 mb. How...

Revised: August 28, 2017
44109 - How do you get the reports attached to an email to show the correct name and file extension?

How do you get the reports attached to an email to show the correct name and file extension? Currently, the default attachement name is report.pdf.

Revised: August 16, 2017
124120 - Installing SQL Server and Oracle database agents via the Command Line

Can Oracle and SQL Server database agents be installed from the Operating System command line?

Revised: August 23, 2017
124381 - DBSS_File_Group and DBSS_File topology types cannot be found in Registry Value Wizard

The Topology Types DBSS_File_Group and DBSS_File cannot be found using the Registry Value Wizard in the “Edit Registry Variable” area. These...

Revised: August 23, 2017
212566 - SQL PI stops monitoring after 5.7.5.30 upgrade of the Oracle or SQL Server cartridge

After upgrading the database cartridge to 5.7.5.30 or higher with a SQL PI repository on Linux it stops monitoring.

Revised: August 23, 2017
114295 - Using WBEMTEST to test collecting OS data from remote Windows systems

Determining if WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) information is retrievable from remote hosts. Operating System (OS) information is not...

Revised: August 17, 2017
102431 - Minimum requirements needed for WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation)

What are this minimum requirements for Windows WMI OS monitoring in situations to avoid using the local Administrators group? Why does a Windows...

Revised: August 17, 2017
152959 - When a scoped registry variable is long the "Change Value" button is not visible so the value can't be modified

There are many e-mail addresses in a scoped registry variable.  The "Change Value" button is not visible so the value of the...

Revised: August 23, 2017
114601 - CRS Installer - After loading RSA Key file node name disappears

When selecting the RSA key connection type in the Exadata, ASM, and CRS installers, after loading the id_rsa file, the dialog box Add Cells is...

Revised: August 24, 2017
232336 - EXC Mailbox Store Mounted Rule does not trigger an alarm if a database is dismounted

EXC Mailbox Store Mounted Rule does not trigger an alarm if a database is dismounted

Revised: August 25, 2017
115628 - How often do collections sample data?

What are the collection sampling frequencies available in Foglight?

Revised: August 18, 2017
231813 - After upgrading to FMS 5.7.5.8, performance slowness and Fglam upgrade failures occurred

After upgrading to Foglight Management Server (FMS) 5.7.5.8, the login page takes a lot of time to load and once logged in, navigating to...

Revised: August 18, 2017
177914 - Changing a database agent collection frequency

How can the frequency be changed for a database agent?

Revised: August 18, 2017
118735 - "Invalid Password. Password must be 14 characters or less and can not be null" in SQL Server agent

The SQL Server 5.6.7 database cartridge cannot log into Foglight. The following message is found in the agent log. The connection to the...

Revised: August 23, 2017
119050 - Infrastructure: How to exclude a logical disk from alarming on Filesystem capacity

Infrastructure: How to exclude a logical disk from alarming on Filesystem capacity

Revised: August 23, 2017
62217 - Regulating FglAM memory usage

Revised: August 23, 2017
114602 - Exadata, ASM and CRS agents are marked as non-Oracle agents

Exadata, ASM and CRS agents are marked in the upgrade process as 'other agents', even thought they are Oracle agents and should be marked as such.

Revised: August 24, 2017
177914 - Change a database agent collection frequency

How can the frequency be changed for a database agent? Changing a database agent collection frequency.

Revised: August 29, 2017
62115 - How to control session timeouts or individual dashboard refresh / timeouts?

How to control session timeouts or individual dashboard refresh / timeouts?

Revised: August 23, 2017
67863 - User password got locked

User password for the Foglight Console locked due to incorrectly entering the wrong one.

Revised: August 22, 2017
231116 - Changing the display name for a database agent

Can the display name for a SQL Server, Oracle, or DB2 agent be changed? How can a SQL Server, Oracle, or DB2 agent be renamed?

Revised: August 17, 2017
57473 - What are minimum permission needed for VMware agent account ?

What are minimum permission needed for VMware agent account on VMware virtual center server?

Revised: August 16, 2017
149045 - Agent Health State is Not Good

Agent health state is not good.  Alarms firing even after reviewing agent logs to ensure it was clear of errors and warnings.  

Revised: August 17, 2017
72869 - Foglight has specific system requirements. Can you run Foglight on a system with less resources the system requirement states?

Foglight has specific system requirements. Can you run Foglight on a system with less resources than the system requirement states?

Revised: August 16, 2017
70254 - Unable to use a clustered MS SQL database backend for Foglight

Unable to use Microsoft SQL Server Cluster as a database backend for Foglight Management System.  Foglight is able to connect OK to a single...

Revised: August 16, 2017
72868 - What type of address should you use when configuring Foglight agents; Numeric IP address, FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name), or NetBIOS?

What type of address should you use when configuring Foglight agents; Numeric IP address, FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name), or NetBIOS?  Do...

Revised: August 16, 2017
232435 - Extra white spaces in the rule "Disconnected Agent Manager Clients"

There are extra white spaces appended in the alarms from the "Disconnected Agent Manager Clients" rule which creates problems when...

Revised: August 29, 2017
127353 - Topology for historical SQL Server host database sizes

Where can historical metric information on SQL Server host database sizes be found?

Revised: August 23, 2017
66755 - How to create an alarm/alert when datastore reaches a certain threshold?

Create a Rule that will fire an alarm/alert notifying that datastore has reached a certain threshold

Revised: August 16, 2017
66881 - How to change the set Logo on the reports?

How to change the set Logo on the reports?

Revised: August 16, 2017
72866 - Can Foglight run on a virtual machine?

Would you like to run Foglight on a virtual machine.  Is this supported?

Revised: August 16, 2017
66571 - How long is performance data saved before it is averaged and/or expired ?

How long is performance data saved before it is averaged and/or expired ?

Revised: August 17, 2017
72173 - How to turn off alarms for certain severity condition in a Rule?

How to turn off alarms for certain severity condition in a Rule?

Revised: August 16, 2017
65030 - SQL Server agent permissions

Revised: August 25, 2017
102760 - Is it possible to place the FMS installer into debug mode?

It is a requirement to place the FMS installer into debug mode in order to obtain any additional information of errors that might occur during the...

Revised: August 26, 2017
68688 - The FMS in HA mode keeps restarting.

The FMS (Foglight Management Server) in HA (High Availability) mode keeps restarting. We set the start.grace parameter to a value greater than the...

Revised: August 23, 2017
67860 - Clarification on the Audit log (security, storage, data retention, exporting)

Which groups/Roles should have a access to AUDIT Log? What level of information will be logged into Audit log? What is the retention policy for...

Revised: August 23, 2017
68693 - Both HA (High Availability) FMSs (Foglight Management Servers) in the same cluster start up as primary HA servers

Both HA (High Availability) FMSs in the same cluster start up as primary HA servers There are error messages like the following in the log...

Revised: August 23, 2017
120521 - How to enable or disable a DB2, Oracle, or SQL Server database agent collection?

How can the Database Administration panel be used to disable or enable an Oracle, SQL Server, or DB2 database agent collection?

Revised: August 23, 2017
121347 - "The selected Foglight Agent Manager has reached its monitoring capacity limit" error prevents adding new database agents

When adding a new database agent using the Database dashboard, the following popup appears: "The selected Foglight Agent Manager has...

Revised: August 23, 2017
121925 - Changing the Foglight console theme

How can the Foglight console theme be changed?

Revised: August 23, 2017
121926 - Changing maximum results in the Alarms panel

How can more than 100 alarms be viewed at one time in the Foglight alarms panel?

Revised: August 23, 2017
232440 - Does Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition supports Virtual Volumes monitoring?

Does Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition (FVE) supports Virtual Volumes (vVols) monitoring? The summary information of the vVol...

Revised: August 29, 2017
146922 - Monitoring a SQL Server Cluster with Database and Infrastructure Cartridges

How should a SQL Server Cluster be configured with Database and Infrastructure Cartridges?

Revised: August 21, 2017
71889 - Is it possible to change the font size and style that is used when creating/using dashboards/reports?

Foglight reports typically contain a single font style and text. Is it possible to change the font size and style that is used when creating/using...

Revised: August 25, 2017
71102 - Foglight Single Sign On (SSO) - How to enable debug mode for Foglight Single Sign On.

How can one enable debug mode for Foglight Single Sign On ?

Revised: August 16, 2017
128030 - Database cartridge upgrade takes a long time to complete on some large environments

Performing an upgrade process on a large environment (more then 50 agents) takes time to complete.

Revised: August 24, 2017
232169 - Upgrade of VMware Tools for the Virtual Machines located within the FVE vApp

VMware Tools is pre-installed with the Virtual Machines contained within the Foglight for Virtualization (FVE) vApp. However, it is a requirement...

Revised: August 22, 2017
149126 - Performance Investigator (PI) data storage

Where is SQL PI data being stored if a repository has not been configured? What happens if the PI extension is set to true?  How much DB...

Revised: August 25, 2017
70383 - Where do I find documentation on purging?

INFORMATION SUPERSEDED BY: SOL52431 Where do I find documentation on purging?

Revised: August 25, 2017
225766 - Plan cache & Top SQL collections fail in SQL Server 2012 availability groups

In SQL Server® 2012, when a database is part of an availability group and the instance has databases that are secondaries and currently...

Revised: August 24, 2017
114603 - CRS and Exadata alarms don't appear in Global Administration

The Global Administration does not support configuring the CRS and Exadata alarms.

Revised: August 24, 2017
227950 - Is a Performance Investigator (PI) repository installed on Windows 2016 a supported platform?

Is it supported to install the Peformance Investigator repository on Windows 2016? The following errors appear in the log files when installing...

Revised: August 24, 2017
72285 - Network I/O spinners are green but stationary and show "0" value

Network I/O spinners are green but stationary and show "0" value. VMware agent logs do not show any errors.

Revised: August 16, 2017
129995 - Creating Blackouts for Selected Database Instances

In certain scenarios, users may prefer not to receive alarms from one or more agents for a predefined period of time (for example, during the...

Revised: August 16, 2017
106148 - Script Console: Run SQL Query from Script Console

Script Console: How to run a SQL query from script console

Revised: August 17, 2017
68211 - Error: "Please select another location to extract the installer to" when installing Foglight

When attempting to install Foglight, installer produces the following error: "Please select another location to extract the installer to"

Revised: August 16, 2017
111747 - How to use timerange in custom alarm report.

How to use timerange in custom alarm report.

Revised: August 16, 2017
84957 - Installed Fresh Install rather then upgrade to Foglight

A fresh install was completed rather then an upgrade. While running the installer, one selects standard install. The installer will not find the...

Revised: August 16, 2017
69072 - Error 404 when VMWare Agent & Foglight installed on same machine

Data is being collected, but is not being fed into Foglight, therefore no data is showing within the VMWare dashboards. When reviewing the VMWare...

Revised: August 23, 2017
212566 - On mixed Windows and Linux environments, SQL PI stops monitoring cartridge upgrade

After upgrading the database cartridge to 5.7.5.30 or higher with a PI repository on Linux it stops monitoring.

Revised: August 25, 2017
80721 - Is there an up to the date, central online location of fully searchable Product Documentation for Foglight/FVE?

Is there an up to the date, central online location of fully searchable Product Documentation for Foglight/FVE?

Revised: August 18, 2017
114556 - The UDC definition allows and verifies SQL with more than one SQL, but runs only the first one

Creating a user-defined collection with more than one SQL in it will not alert the user, however, only the first SQL in the collection will be...

Revised: August 24, 2017
71398 - Is there Documentation/Tutorial Guide(s) which explain how to design/create custom Dashboards, views and Reports?

Is there Documentation/Tutorial Guide(s) which explain how to design/create custom Dashboards, Views and Reports in Foglight?

Revised: August 25, 2017
72327 - Reports with custom services show up Blank in Foglight

When trying to generate a Foglight report and selecting a custom service. All canned reports are showing up blank.

Revised: August 25, 2017
98231 - What database platforms can be used as a Foglight repository?

What types of databases can Foglight use for a repository?

Revised: August 29, 2017
150172 - First VMware Performance agent to monitor Virtual Center server

Creating a VMware Performance agent, privileges must be configured on the Virtual Center server. If not, the VMware Performance Agent could...

Revised: August 28, 2017
70908 - VMW Cluster Redundancy Rule Explanation

Help understanding the warning condition logic for this rule and confused by the RCRcpu and RCRmem variables and their associated IF clause...

Revised: August 25, 2017
97128 - Database rules are not sending email notifications when an alarm is generated

The database rules have been configured Administration dashboard to send an email notification every time one of the rule fires. However when an...

Revised: August 29, 2017
71553 - SCOM (R1 & R2) Error: "The Windows Event Log Provider is still unable to

When the Foglight SCOM integration is setup on a SCOM server, all of the SCOM agents, except for the one on the SCOM server, is receiveing the...

Revised: August 25, 2017
69467 - Cannot login to Foglight console: " The user account is locked"

Cannot login to the Foglight Admin Console - getting the following error: Error: Invalid username and/or password. Please try again. OR...

Revised: August 25, 2017
232369 - "Error rendering view" reported for packets, utilization, bandwidth, and memory charts in HostMonitor dashboard

"Error rendering view" is reported in the HostMonitor dashboard and other dashboards (Alarms, Logical Disks,...). The  packets, utilization...

Revised: August 27, 2017
212566 - On mixed Windows and Linux environments, SQL PI stops monitoring after cartridge upgrade

After upgrading the database cartridge to 5.7.5.30 or higher with a PI repository on Linux it stops monitoring.

Revised: August 25, 2017
80927 - Where is the option to create new dashboard is located?

Where is the option to create new dashboard is located?

Revised: August 22, 2017
82297 - Memory Swapping Alarm explanation

What does VMW Virtual Machine Memory Swapping rule fires an alarm?

Revised: August 22, 2017
83223 - Unable to modify Rule

Revised: August 22, 2017
92966 - In Foglight when you create scripts in the script console, you would like them to be usable by other

In Foglight when you create scripts in the script console, you would like them to be usable by other users. Currently only the user that creates...

Revised: August 16, 2017
95661 - In VMware cart, what does “Fast-Mode Collection Interval”, and “Fast-Mode Max Count” do?

Configuring the Collection times for specific agents. There are two fields, would like to know more about “Fast-Mode Collection Interval...

Revised: August 22, 2017
72617 - Does Foglight support MS SQL Express for the Foglight back-end database?

Is Microsoft SQL Express supported as the back-end database for Foglight Management Server?

Revised: August 16, 2017
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