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Resources Administration

Resources Administration allows an administrative user to review, add, update or delete resource records.

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Click on any column header to sort entries in that column. Subsequent clicks cycle through default, ascending, and descending order.

Resource Attribute Columns

Field Description
Resource Name of the resource
Site Site name as found in [PROTOPDIR]/etc/custid.cfg
Demo Name Name replacing resource name when running the portal in demo mode
Server The name of the server this resource is running on
Location Physical location of the resource
Environment Describes a group of resources: production, test, development, and so on
Active Enabled - yes/no
Enable Alert Responses Allow sending messages downstream via Alert Response configuration
Pencil Icon Select this button to edit a resource
Trashcan icon Select this button to delete a resource record permanently

Edit a Resource

Select the pencil icon button near the end of a resource line to edit it. It will be replaced by a diskette icon for saving your changes. And it swaps the trashcan icon with a slash circle icon to use for abandoning your changes.

When a resource is selected for editing, fields are rendered and editable depending on Type:

Field Description
Demo Name Name of resource in Demo mode
Server Name of the host running this resource
Location The physical location of the resource
Environment One of DEV, TEST, QA, REPL, PROD or OTHER
Active Is this resource in active use (being monitored)
Enable Alert Responses Send out alarm and page messages for this resource
dbPath If the resource is a database, the absolute path to the database
DLC Absolute path to Progress software
CUD Show tables in the trends portal with create, update or delete counts higher than this
OS Reads Show tables in the trends portal with OS reads higher than this
Reads Show tables in the trends portal with read counts higher than this
Churns Show tables in the trends portal with churn higher than this
Agent The shared agent monitoring this resource; if listed, the named agent monitors more than one OE component, reducing ProTop overhead
Group User-defined. Synced with the "type" column in etc/dblist.cfg
HB Check Interval, in seconds, between heartbeat checks
Calculate Uptime Considered this resource when calculating "5-nines" style uptime metrics
Default Chart ProTop Trends page that gains focus when selecting the current resource
Type Tells the agent to use a common "type" configuration file. *See A Note on Resource Type below
Description Displayed as a tooltip when hovering over a resource name in the Alerts Dashboard


*A Note on Resource Group

This column allows admins to create groups of resources that might have common .cfg files on the agent side. So, for instance, you might want to have a different set of alert thresholds for replication targets. So you could create that grouping by putting “repltgt” in the "type" (aka group) column of the relevant resources in etc/dblist.cfg. Then, when the agent runs for one of those resources, it will look for etc/alert.repltgt.cfg and, if found, it will use that config rather than the default alert.cfg. See Configuration File Hierarchy for more information.

Add Resource Button

When the Add Resource Button is selected, a popup window appears, allowing the user to add a resource record:

Field Description
Site Site name as found in [PROTOPDIR]/etc/custid.cfg
Name Resource name
Agent The shared agent monitoring this resource; if listed, the named agent monitors more than one OE component, reducing ProTop overhead
Type See the table at the bottom of the page *
HB Check Interval, in seconds, between heartbeat checks
Environment Describes a group of resources: production, test, development, and so on
Demo Name Name replacing resource name when running the portal in demo mode
Server Name Host designation for the machine resource inhabits
Resource Group User-defined. Synced with the "type" column in etc/dblist.cfg
Location The physical location of the resource
Active Indicates the resource is being monitored (checked) or not
Default Chart Initial ProTop Trends Dashboard page that renders for this resource
Description Displayed as a tooltip when hovering over a resource name in the Alerts Dashboard

Next Button (Visible only when adding a database or "OEDB" type resource as in our example above)

A popup window appears, allowing the user to add database-specific attributes:

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Field Description
DB Path If the resource is a database, the absolute path to the database
CUD Show tables in the trends portal with Create, Update, or Delete counts higher than this
OS Reads Show tables in the trends portal with OS reads higher than this
Reads Show tables in the trends portal with reads higher than this
Churns Show tables in the trends portal with churn higher than this


* Resource Types

Field Description
AdminServer Typically used with OpenEdge Explorer or OpenEdge Management
Application Generic interface allowing ProTop to monitor pretty much anything
Classic AppSrv/WS Progress classic application server or WebSpeed
Database Progress OpenEdge database
NameServer Works alongside the AdminServer above
Operating System Server operating system: Windows, Linux, or UNIX
PASOE Pacific App Server