Foglight includes a licensing capability that restricts access to those features that are defined in the license. Any Management Server installation requires a license that grants access to server-specific parts of the browser interface and the features associated with them. Foglight cartridges are also license-protected. While some cartridges are covered by the base Foglight license (such as Foglight Agent Manager cartridges and the Cartridge for Infrastructure), others may require an additional license. Foglight for Active Directory is covered by the Foglight Evolve Monitor, Operate, and Flex license.
To activate a trial or a purchased commercial license:
The Foglight for Active Directory release package contains the following:
Foglight for Active Directory can be installed as a stand-alone cartridge on a Foglight platform. In this configuration, all Active Directory® metrics are collected as well as basic host metrics from both physical and virtual domain controllers. Before installing the cartridge, ensure that your Foglight Management Server is properly installed and configured. For information on how to install and configure the Foglight Management Server, refer to the Foglight Installation and Setup Guide set.
Foglight for Active Directory can also be installed on a Foglight Evolve or Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition platform. In this configuration, it is used to gain in-depth insight into the health of the virtual machine, the virtual host, and the virtual environment as a whole. Before installing the cartridge, ensure that Foglight Evolve or Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition is properly installed and configured. For information on how to install and configure Foglight Evolve or Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition, refer to the Foglight Installation and Setup Guide set.
You can use one Foglight Agent Manager (FglAM) with the following settings to support 25 to 30 agent instances: 6 GB memory and 2 CPU.
It is recommended that you perform the following steps before you begin the installation procedure:
Foglight for Active Directory is distributed as a .car file: Active-Directory-5_8_3.car. Use the Administration > Cartridges > Cartridge Inventory dashboard to install the cartridge. For full installation instructions, refer to the topic "Installing Foglight Cartridges" in the Foglight Administration and Configuration Help.
In order for Active Directory® data to appear on the Foglight browser interface, once the cartridge has been successfully installed, you need to deploy the agent package, configure the agent properties, create and activate agents, and start the data collection. For detailed information about these procedures, refer to Foglight for Active Directory User and Reference Guide.
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This section contains information about installing and operating this product in non-English configurations, such as those needed by customers outside of North America. This section does not replace the materials about supported platforms and configurations found elsewhere in the product documentation.
This release is Unicode-enabled and supports any Unicode character set. In this release, all product components should be configured to use the same or compatible character encodings and should be installed to use the same locale and regional options. This release is targeted to support operations in the following regions: North America, Western Europe and Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Far-East Asia, Japan. It supports bidirectional writing (Arabic and Hebrew). The release supports Complex Script (Central Asia – India, Thailand).
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