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Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition 8.6 - Installing Foglight on Windows with an External Oracle Database

Before Installing Foglight Installing Foglight Running the Management Server Installing and Upgrading Cartridges Installing Agents

Running the Management Server FAQ

On Windows®, Foglight starts the Quest Common Process Runner (qcn_runner.exe) but does not use it to launch new processes.

If Management Servers that are not part of a particular HA partition are configured to multicast using the same port on the same subnet as the Management Servers within the HA partition, errors like the following appear in the logs for the Management Servers that are configured in this way:

ERROR [UDP mcast receiver] org.jgroups.protocols.UDP - message does not have a UDP header


ERROR [UDP mcast receiver] org.jgroups.protocols.UDP - discarded message from different group

If you see this type of message, change the cluster multi-cast port of the servers that are reporting the error. In addition, if you plan to have multiple High Availability (HA) partitions on the same sub-net, configure a different cluster multicast port for each HA partition. See Configuring the cluster multicast port used in High Availability mode for instructions.

It is recommended that you do not use this method to stop the Management Server. However, if you do use this method, follow the following workaround.

Remove the stale .pid file that is located in the state directory. The logs or the console output inform you which .pid file to remove when you restart the server.

The Foglight browser interface requires JavaScript. You may need to modify the security settings in your web browser to enable this functionality. Depending on your browser, this setting may be labeled either “Enable JavaScript” (for example, in Firefox®), or “Enable Active Scripting” (for example, in Internet Explorer®).

The default link to the login page points to http://localhost:8080. In some instances, this link may not correspond to the URL of your Foglight server, resulting in the link not working. This issue can also occur when Foglight is not able to identify your local host. Add your host/IP information to the etc/hosts files to correct this issue.

Configuring the Management Server with a link-local IPv6 address is not supported because many web browsers do not support link-local IPv6 addresses. To correct this issue, update your host/IP information in the etc/hosts file.


Installing and Upgrading Cartridges

Using the Foglight Administration Module, you can install cartridges on the machine hosting the Management Server, enable and manage cartridges, and download agent installers.

The Cartridge Inventory dashboard contains controls for installing, enabling, disabling, and uninstalling cartridges, and for viewing information about the installed cartridges.

Installation is the first step in adding a cartridge to the Management Server. A cartridge file has the extension .car. Installing the .car file causes the Management Server to be aware of all cartridges in the .car file.

A cartridge must also be enabled before it is added to the Management Server. You can choose to enable a cartridge during installation, or afterward. See the Administration and Configuration Help for instructions on enabling and disabling cartridges after installation.

Navigate to the Cartridge Inventory dashboard (Dashboards > Administration > Cartridges > Cartridge Inventory).
Click Install Cartridge.
In the Install Cartridge dialog box, click Browse to navigate to a .car file on your local machine using a file chooser. Click OK in the file chooser when you have selected the .car file that you want to install.
The check box Enable on install is selected by default.
Click Install Cartridge.

If the installation is successful, the message “Cartridge has been installed successfully” appears in the Install Cartridge area and the cartridge is listed in the Cartridge Inventory.

If Enable on install was not selected (see Step 4), a disabled symbol () appears in the row for that cartridge in the Installed Cartridges table on the Cartridge Inventory dashboard.

For more information about cartridge installation and configuration, see the Administration and Configuration Guide.

NOTE: Warning messages similar to the following appear in the Management Server log when you install a cartridge:
WARN — Module system:<name> was converted to the newest version during loading
These warnings are expected and do not affect functionality.

To obtain a full list of the cartridges installed on the Management Server, open the Cartridge Inventory dashboard (Administration > Cartridges > Cartridge Inventory), and select Cartridge Inventory Report from the Reports menu.

For complete cartridge upgrade instructions, see the Upgrade Guide.


Installing Agents

A cartridge may include one or more executable Foglight agent installers. The agent installers included in a cartridge are listed on the Components for Download dashboard (on the navigation panel, select Administration > Cartridges > Components for Download).

Agents must be installed on all the machines you want to monitor. For agents that are installed on the monitored host, you must install and configure the Agent Manager.

For more details, see these topics:

Agent installers

Agents that depend on the Agent Manager are installed using the remote installation procedure. See Remote agent installation and the Administration and Configuration Guide.

Some cartridges Foglight include one or more executable agent installers. The agent installers that are available for download are listed on the Components for Download dashboard. You can use the controls on this dashboard to download agent installers from the Management Server to a remote machine.

On the navigation panel, under Dashboards, click Administration > Cartridges > Components for Download.

Depending on the type of agent that you installed, you may need to edit its properties to configure it for the part of your environment that you want to monitor. For information about agent properties, see the Administration and Configuration Guide and the User Guide for the cartridge with which the agent was included.

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