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Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition 8.6 - Federation Field Guide

Federation overview

Federation is a Foglight feature that addresses the needs of customers who monitor large-scale environments that are naturally partitioned into logical units. Each partition is traditionally served by one Foglight Management Server instance and its distributed clients/agents.

This document presents an overview of the federation feature and provides guidelines for configuring Federation Masters and Federated Children.

The intended audience for this document is the Quest SC/PSO (System Consultant/Professional Services Organization) personnel working in the field.

This section describes a number of cases where the Foglight federation feature is used. In addition, a list of federation capabilities, known issues, and requirements are provided.

Use cases

Federation enables the use of one Foglight Management Server to operate, while using other Management Servers as the data source. As illustrated in the following figure, a Foglight user can visualize the data from one or more stand-alone Management Servers (the Federated Children) from a single, central Management Server (the Federation Master). This allows users to meet both local and central monitoring requirements.

Federation should be used to address the following customer environment issues:

Capabilities

Federation Masters have the following capabilities:

The federation feature allows users to:

Go to the Alarms Viewer and see all current alarms that are reported by any Federated Child.

Known issues

Foglight 5.7.5.8 has the following known issues with respect to federation:

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