Saturday, February 4, 2017

Alliance Access Monitoring Main Page

Overview
Depending on the configuration of the Alliance Web Platform installed on your system, you have the possibility to monitor multiple Alliance server instances. The instances that can be monitored are the instances that belong to the Alliance instance group associated to the Monitoring application group. 

Once you are logged on, the monitoring details for the selected instance are displayed in the monitoring tree view. The list of entities displayed in the tree view for a given instance depends on the type of server and on the operation mode (operational or housekeeping). The permissions of the operator who is logged on also determine which entities are available. The list of entities is automatically refreshed according to the refresh rate set. 

If there are other instances in the Alliance instance group, they appear in the tree view but without any details. To monitor another instance, you have to select it in the tree view and log on.

The Alliance Access Monitoring sessions never expire.
The details of the exceptional events for a given instance are displayed in the Exceptions tab.
In the Monitoring Scope tab, it is possible to define scope restrictions for FIN logical terminals, SWIFTNet profiles, message partners, and queues. The scope defined then applies to all the screens of Alliance Access Monitoring.
For objects that are not included in the monitoring scope, the following applies:
  • The object is not displayed in the list of entries of the entities
  • Exceptions raised for this object are not reported in the list of exceptions
At least one object per category is selected by default.
The monitoring scope that you define for a specific server instance is stored as a user preference in Alliance Access. Each time that you connect to this specific server instance, the monitoring scope defined is applied.

Display


Colour conventions for exceptions
Tree view
The following conventions are used for the nodes of the tree view:
·         Red: used for monitored entities which are in exceptional state
·         Green: used for monitored entities which are not in exceptional state
·         Yellow: used when the status is unknown
·         Grey: used for entities which are not monitored
Lists
The following conventions are used for the entries of each entity:
Red: used for monitored entities which are in exceptional state
Notification mechanism and exception counters
Notifications
When an exception occurs, the instance node is highlighted in orange and flashes during a few seconds.
Exception counters
Counters displaying the number of elements in exceptional state are available for the exception node and for the following sub-nodes:
·         FIN Logical Terminals
·         SWIFTNet Profiles
·         Message Partners
·         Queues
·         Disk Space
Dashboard
The Dashboard is the initial page displayed when clicking on a specific Alliance Access instance node in the Monitoring tree.
In this Dashboard, you can customise your summary view by adding, updating, moving, removing and resizing the following portlet types; Logical Terminals, SWIFTNet Profiles, Message Partners, Queues, Queue Trend, Components, Processes, Operator Sessions, File Transfers, Event Log, Disk Space.
Important:
The Dashboard is not available in housekeeping mode.
You can add up to eight portlets to your dashboard view. When adding a portlet, you can choose your own title.The portlets added are organised in two columns, with a standard height. You can minimise the portlets present in their custom summary view, which causes the portlet to be reduced in height to its title. You can also can resize vertically each portlet; other portlets in the same column are resized vertically in accordance. Portlets can also be moved between columns.
The colour of portlets changes to red, and flashes, as soon as there is an exception on at least one item displayed in the portlet.
Every portlet has a dedicated refresh rate available via the settings button. The exception counters displayed in each portlet is refreshed according to the global refresh setting and not to the individual portlet setting. The date and time of the last refresh is displayed in each portlet.
Note:
Dashboard views are defined per operator and are remembered across the sessions of each operator. Initially, the dashboard view of an operator who has not yet defined one does not contain any portlet.
The actions on monitored objects, when executed from portlets, remain subject to the same permission(s) as when executed from the corresponding GUI applications from the monitoring tree of Alliance Access instances.
Clicking on an entity in a list displayed in a portlet opens the details of that entity in a pop-up window.
Portlet descriptions and defaults
Portlet name
Filtering criteria
Columns displayed
Action menu bar
Settings
FIN Logical Terminals
None
Ex, Destination, Code, Status, Session Status
Change view button and actions possible on LTs.
Apply filtering criteria, respectively amongst all the columns and filtering criteria that exist in the 'Logical Terminals' GUI available in the monitoring tree under the Alliance Access instance node.
SWIFTNet Profiles
None
Ex, Type, Name, Status, Session Status
Change view button and actions possible on SWIFTNet Profiles.
Apply filtering criteria, respectively amongst all the columns and filtering criteria that exist in the 'SWIFTNet Profiles' GUI available in the monitoring tree under the Alliance Access instance node.
Message Partners
None
Ex, Name, Direction, Connection Method, Status, Session Status
Change view button and actions possible on MPs.
Apply filtering criteria, respectively amongst all the columns and filtering criteria that exist in the 'Message Partners' GUI available in the monitoring tree under the Alliance Access instance node.
Queues
None
Ex, Name, Type, Threshold, Inst/Threshold %, Status
Change view button and actions possible on queues.
Add/use/remove filtering criteria , respectively amongst all the columns (plus a Trend column) and filtering criteria that exist in the 'Queues' GUI available in the monitoring tree under the Alliance Access instance node.
Queue Trend
None
The name and the graph showing the history of the number of message instances versus threshold ratio values over the last 10 minutes
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Change the queue whose trend is displayed in the portlet. Only one queue at a time can be displayed in a Queue Trends portlet instance.
Components
None
Name, Description, Status
Change view button and actions possible on Components.
Apply filtering criteria, respectively amongst all the columns and filtering criteria that exist in the 'System/Components' sub-GUI available in the monitoring tree under the Alliance Access instance node.
Processes
None
Component, Description, Status
Change view button and actions possible on Processes.
Apply filtering criteria, respectively amongst all the columns and filtering criteria that exist in the 'System/Processes' sub-GUI available in the monitoring tree under the Alliance Access instance node.
Operator Sessions
None
Name, Type, Expiration, Session Type
Change view button and actions possible on Operator sessions.
Apply filtering criteria, respectively amongst all the columns and filtering criteria that exist in the 'Operator Sessions' GUI available in the monitoring tree under the Alliance Access instance node.
File Transfers
None
I/O, Transfer Reference, User Reference, Status, Progress, Service Name, Request Type, File Name
Change view button and actions possible on File Transfers.
Apply filtering criteria, respectively amongst all the columns and filtering criteria that exist in the 'File Transfers' GUI available in the monitoring tree under the Alliance Access instance node.
Event Log
None
Date and time, Severity, Description
Change view button and actions possible on Events.
Add/use/remove filtering criteria , respectively amongst all the columns and filtering criteria that exist in the 'Event Log' GUI available in the monitoring tree under the Alliance Access instance node.
Disk Space
None
Ex, Component and Location, Free Disk Space
Change view button and actions possible on Disk Space.
There is no filtering criteria available in the 'Disk Space'.

Exceptions Tab
Content
The Exceptions tab contains these elements:
Display





Exceptions
Exceptions
Field
Description
Filtering criteria
Entities
These check boxes allow you to select the elements that you want to display in the list
These are the possible values:
  • Logical Terminal
  • SWIFTNet Profile
  • Message Partner
  • Queue
  • Disk Space
When no filtering criteria are selected, no filtering applies. All the exceptions are displayed.
When filtering criteria are selected, the list is restricted to the exceptions raised for the entities selected.
Ex
Indicates if entities are in an exceptional state

Date
The date and time when the exceptional state occurred

Type
The type of exception
These are the possible values:
  • Message Partner
  • Logical Terminal
  • Emission Profile
  • Reception Profile
  • Queue
  • Disk Space

Description
The description of the exception


Monitoring Scope Tab
Content
The Monitoring Scope tab contains these elements:
  • Details of the monitoring scope
See Details
  • Functions that allow you to manage the monitoring scope
Display



Details
Column
Description
Monitoring Scope
For certain entities, you can select the elements which will be monitored.
These are the entities for which you can define a monitoring scope:
  • FIN Logical Terminals
  • SWIFTNet Profiles
  • Message Partners
  • Queues
Functions
Function
Description
Reset to Default
Enables you to reset the monitoring scope to its default value

Alliance Instance Page

Description
The Alliance Instance page allows you to log on to an instance and start monitoring it.
Display


Fields
User Name
The user name that corresponds to your operator definition.
Password
The password that corresponds to your operator definition.
Alliance Server Instance
The name of the instance. Read-only.

Define the Monitoring Scope
This procedure enables you to define a monitoring scope.
Before you begin
To be able to define a monitoring scope, your operator profile must have this entity:
  • Monitoring
Security officers can also define a monitoring scope.
Procedure
  1. In the tree view, select the instance node.
  2. Click the Monitoring Scope tab.
  3. In the FIN Logical Terminals, SWIFTNet Profiles, Message Partners, and Queues selection lists, select the objects that you want to monitor.
  4. Click Save.
A status popup message appears.
The scope defined applies to all the screens of Alliance Access Monitoring.
Results
Note:
Click Reset to Default and then Save to restore the default settings.
Start Monitoring an Instance
This procedure enables you to start monitoring an instance.
You cannot monitor instances which are in a disabled state.
Procedure
  1. In the tree view, select the node of the instance that you want to monitor.
The Alliance Instance page opens.
  1. Click the Start monitoring <instance name> link.
A login window opens.
  1. Enter your User Name and Password. Both are case sensitive.
  2. Click Login.
Results
The details of the instance are displayed in the tree view.
The Exceptions tab is not available in the following cases:
  • when the instance is in housekeeping mode
  • if you do not have the Monitoring entity in your operator profile
Stop Monitoring an Instance
This procedure enables you to stop monitoring an instance.
Procedure
  1. In the tree view, select the node of the instance from which you want to log off.
  2. Click Logout in the top right corner of the browser window.
The Confirmation Message window opens.
  1. In the Instance drop-down list, select the instance from which you want to log off.
  2. Click OK.
The Confirmation Message window closes and the Alliance Instance page is displayed.


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