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Foglight Experience Monitor 5.8.1 - Installation and Administration Guide

Installing and configuring Multi-appliance clusters Configuring the appliance Specifying monitored web traffic Transforming monitored URLs Managing applications Foglight components and the appliance Using the console program Troubleshooting the appliance Appendix: Third party software Appendix: Dell PowerEdge system appliance

Configuring monitoring appliances

When integrating Foglight Experience Monitor and Foglight Experience Viewer, you need to ensure certain settings in the console program have been configured.

Make sure you are viewing the Network Configuration menu in the console program, which is accessed by pressing the 1 key at the main menu.

The first step you need to perform is to assign an IP address to the auxiliary port (typically eth1) on Foglight Experience Monitor which is used to communicate with Foglight Experience Viewer.

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Press the 1 key. When prompted, enter the IP address that is being assigned to the auxiliary port on the Foglight Experience Monitor (eth1).

You must configure IP addresses for the control port (eth0) and archiver port (eth1) on the Foglight Experience Viewer in order to complete the integration. The Foglight Experience Viewer archiver and Foglight Experience Monitor auxiliary ports need to be on the same subnet, and this subnet must be different than the Control port IP addresses of both appliances (eth0). These steps can be performed in the Foglight Experience Viewer console program.

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Log in to the Foglight Experience Viewer Console Setup program using support as the user ID, and support as the password.
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Press 2 to select the Network Configuration option, then press the Enter key to display the Network Configuration screen.
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Press 2 to select the Configure Network Cards options, then press the Enter key.
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Press Enter to accept the Traditional Method with ifup network setup method.
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Ensure the first item in the list is highlighted and then select the Edit option to enter the IP address for the control port.
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Ensure the second item in the list is highlighted and then select the Edit option to enter the IP address for the archiver port (eth1). This is the port over which Foglight Experience Monitor will transmit data to Foglight Experience Viewer using the crossover cable that is connected directly between the eth1 ports on the two machines.
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When the IP addresses have been configured, select Next and press the Enter key to save your settings.
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Enter admin in the Login box, and admin in the password box, then click Login.
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After logging in, click Configure in the main menu.
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Click Collectors, found in the System Configuration section.
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Click Verify settings to ensure the appliance is able to connect to the Foglight Experience Viewer Server using the provided information.
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Click Verify Settings to ensure the Foglight Experience Monitor can establish a connection with the Foglight Experience Viewer server.
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Click Apply to save your changes.

Foglight Management Server

Many of Foglight’s broad monitoring and reporting capabilities come from its specialized cartridges. The Cartridge for FxM transmits key metrics, captured by the appliance, to the Foglight Management Server. These metrics can then be displayed in Foglight browser interface.

Communication between the Cartridge for FxM dashboards in Foglight and the Foglight Experience Monitor appliance allows users to seamlessly view data between applications. After the appliance has been configured, and the cartridge has been installed and configured on Foglight, users who are logged into Foglight can drilldown to more detailed information monitored by the appliance.

For more information about Foglight and how Foglight Experience Monitor users can take advantage of their integration, see “Integrating Foglight Experience Monitor” in the Foglight Experience Monitor User Guide.

For more information, see these topics:

Ensuring product compatibility

It is important that you install compatible versions of Foglight, Foglight Experience Monitor, and the Cartridge for FxM. See the Foglight Experience Monitor Release Notes for detailed compatibility information.

Setting up the Cartridge for FxM

The Cartridge for FxM is installed on the Foglight Management Server (FMS) or anywhere that the Foglight Agent Manager is installed (this location is typically the FMS). The Cartridge for FxM is comprised of two CAR files, the EU-Core and the EU-FxM. In order for these files to display Foglight Experience Monitor data, the Foglight Agent Manager requires the FxM Agent be installed and configured to facilitate data communication.

There are several steps required to install and configure the cartridge on the FMS:

For view detailed information about configuring the Cartridge for FxM, see the End User Monitoring Installation and Configuration Guide.

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