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SAS Environment Manager

SAS Application Server Tier Monitoring & Management

The SAS Application Server Tier plugin is a custom-built extension for SAS Environment Manager. The plugin provides for auto-detection and monitoring of the SAS Application Server Tier set.

The most significant difference between this plugin and the SAS Servers Plugin is that this plugin defines a new top-level resource, or a platform, to represent the entire SAS environment where the SAS Servers Plugin provides a per-machine view of the SAS environment. The 'parent' resource for the SAS servers is the host platform resource (i.e. a specific machine). For the SAS Application Server Tier Plugin, the top-level parent resource is a representation of the entire logical Application Server Tier. Child resources represent logical entities (Contexts and SAS servers that are not associated with a Context such as Operating System Services and Object Spawners).

Server detection and the collection of properties and metrics are done remotely with the local Agent acting as a proxy. Since the Metadata Server acts as a single sort of 'hub' for a multi-machine SAS environment, the proxy is set up to be the same host as the Metadata Server.

Auto-Discover your hardware and SAS Application Server Tier resources
Monitor every metric, log, and configuration for all SAS Application Server Tier resources in your inventory
Identify problem resources with automatic baselines for every metric
Control all your SAS Application Server Tier resources on-demand, on schedule, or in response to alerts
Alert on any measurement, log, or security event in your SAS Application Server Tier environment

The platform resource that represents the Application Server Tier supports two metrics:

The logical resources manages by this plugin include: Beginning with release 2.3 (9.4.M1), the SAS Application Server Tier plugin monitors a Metadata Server cluster. The following metrics are available: The Metadata Server processes themselves are monitored individually under each host ([hostname] SAS Metadata Server 9.4 server resources) which monitors the server pid file and collect more detailed metrics for each process.