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Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition 8.6 - Installing Foglight on a UNIX System with an Embedded PostgreSQL Database

Before Installing Foglight Installing Foglight
Preparing to install Installing a new version of the Management Server Installed directories Foglight settings Uninstalling Foglight Upgrading the Management Server
Running the Management Server Installing and Upgrading Cartridges Installing Agents Appendix: Switching from an Embedded to an External Database

Starting the Management Server

The following sections describe how to start the Management Server from the command line and lists additional commands for use when starting or running the Management Server.

Navigate to the directory <foglight_home>/bin and run the following command:

When the Management Server starts successfully, the following message appears in the command window:



Starts the Management Server (this option is assumed if no command is specified).


start the process as a daemon

Starts the Management Server as a daemon (if the process is not started as a daemon, the command prompt is held captive by the running Management Server, and remains in the foreground).

NOTE: The following scripts in $FGLHOME/bin directory can start the Management Server as a daemon and shut it down, respectively:



Provides a unique name for this instance of the Management Server.



Sets an option to be passed directly to the Java® VM.

Can be used to set more than one VM option.



Displays the version number for this program and exits.



Shows this information, and additional options, then exits.

Another option is to start the Management Server using initialization scripts. This option is particularly useful when you want to automatically start the Management Server after it has been rebooted.

The initialization scripts can be found in the directory <foglight_home>/scripts/init.d. A readme.txt file is available in the same location. Review this file before running the script as it contains valuable information on how to use the script for your specific platform.

Stopping the Management Server

The following section describes how to stop the Management Server.

Do one of the following:

Type Ctrl-C on the command window in which the Management Server started.
Navigate to the bin directory and run the following command:
fms --stop

When the server has stopped successfully, the Start command window closes.

Logging in to Foglight

Where <hostname> is the name of the machine where the Management Server is installed and <port> is the HTTP port specified during installation (the default is 8080).

Monitoring the Management Server host

During the installation, or upgrade, a HostAgent is automatically created to monitor the host where the Management Server, the embedded Foglight Agent Manager, and embedded database run. The health of this host directly affects the health and performance of Foglight.

On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, click Administration > Agents > Agent Status.
On the Agent Status dashboard, find the UnixAgentPlus called EmbeddedHostMonitor.

Information about the status and data collection of the agent are available on this dashboard.

For more information about monitoring activities and exploring the data collected for the host, see the Foglight for Infrastructure User and Reference Guide.

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