XMPP Monitoring

XMPP Client Monitoring

Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is an instant messaging protocol based on XML. XMPP client is any software that connects to XMPP for instant messaging.

XMPP Client Monitoring is a process to monitor the response time of the various actions being performed on the messanger. AppPerfect offers XMPP client Monitoring solution in the form of AppPerfect Agentless Monitor. AppPerfect's XMPP Client Monitoring is the ideal solution to monitor your XMPP messanger's actions. XMPP Client Monitoring with AppPerfect is extremely lightweight and adds negligible overhead to target system while monitoring.

This tutorial provides a brief introduction on monitoring XMPP client using AppPerfect AgentlessMonitor. We are monitoring Prosody Server here. This tutorial assumes that you have successfully installed AppPerfect AgentlessMonitor and Prosody Server to be monitored.


Configuring Agentless Monitor to monitor XMPP client

Following steps will explain how you can configure AppPerfect for XMPP client Monitoring :

  1. 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 left sidebar. This will take you to Monitors tab. Click on Add button to Add a New XMPP client Monitor.
  2. Next Step is to define the XMPP client Monitor. Provide the IP Address or Host Name of the target XMPP client whose resources needs to be monitored.
  3. Select the monitor type as XMPP client to monitor XMPP client.
  4. Specify a meaningful identifier for the monitor which will help identify the monitor in future. AppPerfect also supports legacy agent-based architecture. In case you need to use agent-based monitoring, AppPerfect can provide agent for monitoring remote machine, in which case it requires the agent to be deployed on remote machine running at a specific port.
  5. Specify the Data Fetch Interval which represents the time interval for which application should wait before fetching the monitoring data from the device. 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.
  6. You can specify if the monitor should be Active as soon as its added or should it be in suspended state. You can also specify if all the attributes should be monitored or only some predefined attributes should be monitored.
  7. Next Option is to provide XMPP Client specific configurations. Provide the port on which the client is configured, default port is 5222. Select the action you want to monitor for the client and provide timeout, user name and password. Validate the connection by clicking on Validate Connection button. XMPP Monitoring : Add XMPP Monitor
  8. Next Step is to Select the Attributes to monitor. XMPP Client Monitor monitors the response time of various actions. Select the parameters you need to monitor from the list of attributes shown. XMPP Monitoring : Add XMPP Monitor
  9. 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. XMPP Monitoring : Add XMPP Monitor
  10. 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. XMPP Monitoring : Add XMPP Monitor
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Click on finish button. We are done adding the monitor for RabbitMQ Server Monitoring. Once XMPP Client Monitor is added, you will get a message XMPP Monitor added successfully. Now go to Status. Expand the data for IP provided in IP Address while creating the monitor. Expand XMPP monitor. Click on + icon against the charts that you want to monitor in your Dashboard. XMPP Monitoring : Results