Calendar Monitoring is a process to monitor the time taken by the calendar to delete and create an event. Calendar Monitoring helps to ensure that the response time of events does not exceed the threshold value. AppPerfect Calendar Monitor monitors the servers that use CALDAV protocol. There are many servers available that implement CalDAV protocol such as Radicale, DAViCal etc.
This tutorial provides a brief introduction on monitoring Radicale server using AgentlessMonitor. This tutorial assumes that you have successfully installed AgentlessMonitor and Radicale server. For details on Radicale installation process, please refer Radicale Installation.
Configuring Agentless Monitor for Calendar Monitoring
Following steps will explain how you can configure AppPerfect Agentless Monitor for Calendar Monitoring :
- Once you are logged into the Monitor Server you can see the Web-UI from which you can access all the features of the Monitor Server. Click the Monitors link from the top navigation bar. This will take you to Monitors tab. Click on Add button to Add a New Calendar Monitor.
- Next Step is to define the Calendar Monitor. Provide the IP Address or Host Name of the machine where website is hosted.
- Select the Calendar monitor from the Monitor type drop down. Specify a meaningful identifier for the monitor which will help identify the monitor in future.
- Specify the Data Fetch Interval which represents the time interval for which application should wait before executing the URL. URL will be executed and monitoring data will be fetched after every specified fetch interval. The smaller the time interval, the more granular the data. However, smaller time intervals also result in a much larger data set.
- You can also specify if monitor should retry execution in case of failure and also the time interval it should wait for before retrying.
- You can specify if the monitor should be Active as soon as its added or should it be in suspended state.
- next step is to provide Calendar server specific settings, provide calendar URL and user credentials.
- Once you are done providing all the settings, click on Validate Connection button to confirm that calendar is accessible.
- Next Step is to select the attributes to monitor. Calendar Monitoring allows you to monitor the parameter Response Time. Select the parameters you need to monitor from the list of attributes shown.
- Next step shows the Attribute details of all the selected attributes in the previous step. You can customize the display labels for each of the attributes here.
- Next step shows the Attribute Data conversion where you can convert the attribute value to required unit. You can configure the operation which should be performed on the attribute value to create the final output value. For example by default the Response Time is in milli seconds. In case you need to convert the value to seconds, you can set an operator to convert the value from milli seconds to seconds. In this case it will be a Divide operation by 1000.
- Next step shows the Defining Rules view. This view will provide a list of all numeric attributes. You can select the attributes for which you want to add a rule. A rule is defined as a conditional or threshold value which when exceeds, a notification would be sent. In a typical workflow the monitors extract data from the monitored device and send it to the rules engine. The rules engine evaluates the data to ensure no rule is violated and then sends it to the view manager. However, if a rule is violated, a message is immediately sent to the notification server to alert the user about the rule violation.Rules can be defined at a later stage as well. For details on how you can add/edit rules for the monitor, please see the Rules chapter.
- Next step shows the Security & Notification settings. When a rule is violated a notification is sent out to all the concerned users that a particular event has occurred and needs to be dealt with. This process is called notification. AppPerfect provides five modes of notification. They are Email notification, SMS notification, Custom notification, Log notification, Database notification, SNMP Trap notification. For details on each of the supported notification , please see the Notification chapter. In this view you can configure the type of notification which should be sent on Rule violation, Users/Groups to whom notification should be sent and also the subject and details on the notification message.
- Click on finish button. We are done adding the monitor for Calendar Monitoring. Once calendar Monitor is added, you will get a message Calendar Monitor added successfully. Now go to Status. Expand the data for IP provided in IP Address while creating the monitor. Expand Calendar monitor. Click on + icon against the charts that you want to monitor in your Dashboard.