The Enterprise Management Integration (EMI) community site is organized to provide SAS®9 enterprise business intelligence customers with tips, techniques, and tools for integrating and interfacing with vendor enterprise IT system management facilities. In working with SAS customers, the EMI team has observed the need for organizations to have an open-source method of systems management. Xymon Monitor, an open-source systems monitoring facility, is a suitable solution for this need. Xymon Monitor is available through SourceForge, a Web site (www.sourceforge.com) that provides free hosting for open-source projects.
Xymon Monitor's features and capabilities enable you to monitor servers, applications, and networks. The system provides a set of easy-to-use, Web-based interfaces (as shown in the following example) to monitor the health of network nodes and applications.
Xymon Monitor has simple, elegant, intuitive, and robust installation and configuration features:
Xymon Monitor provides a robust suite of alert and reporting components. You can also extend and customize the system's capabilities for your organization's unique monitoring and management requirements. Xymon Monitor components include:
Before you make a decision to use Xymon Monitor, you need to consider the following:
Additional information about Xymon Monitor is available from these resources:
The EMI team has integrated Xymon Monitor with the SAS 9.1.3 business intelligence (BI) architecture, providing an inexpensive, simplified system for monitoring the operational status of your SAS BI servers. SAS customers can download a copy of our integration documentation, Using Xymon Monitor with SAS 9.1.3 BI Servers - An Appetizer.
In addition to the Xymon Monitor integration documentation, the team has implemented a sample .SAS program to execute on your UNIX-based SAS metadata server to dynamically create the SAS versions of the Xymon /etc/bb-hosts and /etc/hobbit-client.cfg files.
And for those environments that are utilizing BBWin client monitoring, the EMI team has developed a Windows-based sample .SAS program to execute on your Windows hosts to dynamically create the customizations that are required in the /etc/BBwin.cfg files to monitor Windows services for your SAS servers.
The Xymon Monitor package for SAS 9.1.3 behaves without modification in a SAS 9.2 Enterprise BI Server environment.
NOTE: The vast majority of features in the SAS 9.1.3 Xymon integration package will behave properly in a SAS 9.2 environment.
Monitoring for SAS analytic server logs in SAS 9.2 requries Xymon modifications, which are not described in the SAS 9.1.3
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