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Foglight Experience Monitor 5.8.1 - User 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 Monitoring the user experience Customizing reports The alarm system Integrating the appliance SOAP-based web services

Scheduling alarm blackouts

The Blackout Window page, accessed by clicking Alarms > Blackout Windows, allows you to define periods during which all alarms are disabled.

Although you can easily disable alarms from their respective Alarms Definitions > Edit page, use the Blackout Windows page when you anticipate network activity that could result in the triggering of numerous false alarms (for example, maintenance activities during non-peak hours).

Select the Daily option to define a blackout period that occurs every day, within the hours specified in the hour and minute boxes.

Alternatively, select the Weekly option to define a blackout period that occurs once a week, between the specified days and times.

Integrating the appliance

This section describes how to integrate Foglight Experience Monitor with Foglight and with the Foglight Experience Viewer.

Benefits of integrating

Quest’s suite of performance management products enable organizations to visualize the operation of their application and database platforms, and address issues that are discovered. This allows organizations to guarantee system performance and availability, thus ensure a quality experience for end users, and the fulfillment of service level agreements.

Integrating these products with Foglight Experience Monitor provides a more comprehensive end-to-end view of your web application infrastructure and performance than is possible with just the appliance alone. They facilitate the triage of complex problems and issues that may span all tiers of your application technology stack from the end user all the way to the database.

Monitoring data using Foglight

Foglight is a powerful monitoring tool that reports on performance and resource availability of all tiers of an organization’s Information Technology infrastructure:

Clients. Synthetic Transactions are used to monitor end-user response times for web applications, and Foglight Experience Monitor is used to capture and analyze user sessions
Web Servers. Detects and diagnoses potential web server bottlenecks on Apache™ and IIS
Application Servers. Monitors, generates reports about, and sends alerts on the performance and availability of application server platforms (including JBoss®, WebLogic®, WebSphere™, Oracle® AS)
Databases. Monitors performance and status of database platforms (Oracle®, SQL Server®, DB2, Sybase®)

Foglight can monitor this broad range of platforms through the use of specialized cartridges, each of which can monitor a specific platform, or other aspect of your infrastructure.

On the client side, Foglight’s reporting tools enable its users to know when issues are detected, view consolidated reports on service levels and system activity, as well as application and system status. The Foglight browser interface reports on core functionality, as well as shows views on data reported by cartridges.

Foglight users can access appliance data using the Cartridge for FxM dashboards. For example, from the All Services Details dashboard, you can click the Diagnose link for any Foglight Experience Monitor service and open the appliance page responsible for generating the data on this page.

Before this seamless integration can take effect, there are several areas of the appliance that you must configure:

You must set up a user account on the appliance that matches the login name used in Foglight. Navigate to the Configure > Appliance > User Accounts page and setup a user account that matches the login name used in Foglight.

Next, you must also configure the Foglight server IP address and port, that you want to committed with, on the Configure > Appliance > Network Settings page. If you try to access the appliance data without configuring the appliance first, the Foglight Experience Monitor login page appears.

Configure the Foglight server address and port number on the Configure > Reporting > Foglight Metrics page.

Configure the database settings on the Configure > Appliance > Database page.

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