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This section describes the naming conventions for the KPIs that are used for Software AG's enterprise products. The administration names and KPI names used for Software AG's enterprise products are listed in Monitored KPI Definitions and Built-In Rules.
Administration names are used throughout the Optimize administration. They are also displayed in the KPI Instance Detail panel when data for the KPI instance is shown in tabular format (after clicking the button). In general, the administration name of a KPI or dimension is a compound word in which the single words are joined without spaces and are capitalized within the compound ("CamelCase"). The first part of the administration name reflects the product component.
The following examples show administration names. The product component name within the administration name is indicated in bold.
The monitor ID is displayed in the Optimize monitoring. It denotes an instance of a KPI. For a unique identification, the monitor ID consists of the component's hierarchical dimensions and the KPI name, separated by a dot (.). The single dimensions are also separated by dots. The KPI name is the descriptive name of the KPI containing blanks if appropriate.
The following examples show monitor IDs. The KPI name within the monitor ID is indicated in bold.
daeplex_daef.Adabas Server.00123 PRODDB.ASSO - Number of Reads
daeplex_daef.Natural Review.CICS0001.Session Logons
Multiple values obtained by Optimize in a collection interval are aggregated according to the defined Optimize aggregation type. Some KPIs, however, require a special treatment or cannot be used for calculations at all. The following table describes all possible aggregation types.
|average||Optimize calculates the average value of the data collected over each collection interval.|
|composite||The KPI is a composite of two other KPIs by
performing a mathematical operation (add, subtract, multiply or divide).
Composite KPIs are not listed for KPI selection in the Monitored Components page of Optimize. Therefore, they cannot explicitly be selected. Composite KPIs are monitored automatically if the corresponding base KPIs have been selected.
|delta||The value reflects the increase of a counter in the polling interval. For multiple polling intervals in a collection interval, the data points are summarized.|
|generic||The KPI is not used for monitoring. This is generally the type of non-numeric values such as names.|
|last value||Optimize uses the value of the last data collected in the collection interval.|
|state||Optimize uses the value of the last data collected in each collection interval where the possible values are 1 (online) or 0 (offline).|
|sum||Optimize summarizes the data points collected over each collection interval.|
The Type column of the KPI tables in Monitored KPI Definitions and Built-In Rules shows the aggregation type that is used for a given KPI.
The following dimensions are used for all Software AG enterprise products and components:
|Level||Administration Name||Displayed Value||Remark||Example|
|1||Host||host-name||For non-sysplex systems||sunnat5z5|
|sysplex-name_host-name||For sysplex systems||DAEPLEX_DAEF|
|sysplex-name||For sysplex totals||DAEPLEX|
|2||Product||product-name||Natural Buffer Pool|
For sysplex systems, the
parameter in the Adabas/Natural Data Collector profile allows using the
host-name without preceding
The component-name is the name of the product component without spaces (similar to the administration names of the KPIs).
The component-instance is the name of the instance. If required, additional parts are added to make it unique or easier to read.
|Component Name||Component Instance||Description|
|AdabasServer||00123 PRODDB||The database name is added to the DBID to make it easier to read.|
|NaturalBufferPool||QA42_QA42GBP||The Natural subsystem ID is put in front of the buffer pool name to make it unique.|
|EntireXBroker||1971||The Broker port name.|
Detailed lists of the used dimensions can be found in Monitored KPI Definitions and Built-In Rules.
Object state KPIs (such as "AdabasState" or "AdabasCollectorState") are automatically monitored once the corresponding component type instance has been selected. When you configure the monitored components, the object state KPIs are not provided for selection. It is not possible to manually add an object state KPI to use for a component type, and it is not possible to remove an object state KPI for a component type.
The pre-defined rules listed in Monitored KPI Definitions and Built-In Rules are added automatically to the Optimize rule list the first time the Infrastructure Data Collector is started in your environment. By default, essential rules which verify the state of a component are enabled, whereas the other rules are disabled. These rules are provided as examples. They may need to be modified to provide the desired results for your environment before you enable the rule. If a specific rule is not relevant for your environment, you may disable or even delete it.
Several rules refer to the state of the monitored component. When the component is inactive, Optimize indicates a rule violation.
Most rules fire as soon as the data arrives in Optimize, that is, at the polling interval. For technical reasons, rules which refer to composite KPIs fire at the accumulation time, that is, at the KPI interval.
In general, Optimize verifies the rule condition only if a value is provided. If the connection to Optimize is down (for example, if the RPC server is not running), the Adabas and Natural components cannot provide data. From the Optimize view, the state of the Adabas and Natural components is unknown and the corresponding rules do not indicate a rule violation. Indeed, a failing connection from Optimize to the Adabas Data Collector or Natural Data Collector requires a different action as, for example, an inactive Natural buffer pool. To address this situation, special state KPIs are provided with the Adabas and Natural Data Collectors ("AdabasCollectorState" and "NaturalCollectorState"). These state KPIs indicate "offline" when no data is provided from the collector at the polling time. Like other state KPIs, the Collector state KPIs are automatically monitored. It is strongly recommended to keep an eye on the corresponding rules ("Adabas collector not reached" or "Natural collector not reached"). If any of these rules is violated, the connection from Optimize to the Adabas and Natural Data Collectors must be checked and reestablished so that the Adabas and Natural components can be monitored properly.