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Monitoring a clustered app or system

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What is the most effective way to monitor a clustered app or system composed of many components.

Say I have a system consisting of three clustered servers. Is there a way to receive a warning notification if one or 2 of the 3 server has a problem *Degraded situation), and an ALERT/DOWN status if the 3 servers are down ?

I guess we can do this with dependencies, but I find the concept a bit difficult to grasp in PRTG. I mean, is there a documentation with real world example of how it works ?

Same question with business apps. We are trying to produce a dashboard for the managers, where we want to show them items which are more easy to understand than servers names. For example: If web server x, database server cluster y or reverse-proxy z are in trouble, the business application ABC is in trouble. For the managers, the view we have to offer, is a vies consisting of "business services", not server names (they have no idea what they are)

Is there a way to present a dashboard with names different than servers ? Some sort of aggregate view which use more "business" terms than technical terms ?

Thanks

business-process dashboard dependency

Created on Jun 14, 2019 3:03:26 PM by  zaphod (0) 1



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Hello there,

You can monitor each server separately and then use a Business Process Sensor for a consolidated sensor.

See also How You Can Use the Business Process Sensor for examples.

Kind regards,

Erhard

Created on Jun 17, 2019 2:11:20 PM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]



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Erhard, if we use a business process sensor, can the server still be monitored individually ? We would like the business ensors to send notifications to managers, and the server themselves to the more technical staff. Is this possible ?

Created on Jun 17, 2019 2:15:45 PM by  zaphod (0) 1



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Yes, of course. The Business Process Sensor alone cannot do anything, as it requires other existing sensors that you select to be gathered inside the Business Process Sensor. For the Business Process Sensor you can then also create individual notifications on its tab "Notification Triggers".

Kind regards,

Erhard

Created on Jun 18, 2019 6:41:32 AM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]



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