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Resources Administration

Resources Administration

Resources Administration allows the user to review, add, update or delete resource records. img00100
Click on any column header to sort entries in that column. Subsequent clicks cycle through:

1) Default order

2) Ascending order

3) 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
Agent The agent monitoring this resource. If it is assigned, the resource is "virtual"
Server The name of the server this resource is running on
Type Tells the agent to use a common "type" configuration file. *See Resource Type below
Environment Describes a group of resources: production, test, development, and so on
Default Chart ProTop Trends page that gains focus when selecting the current resource
HB Check Interval, in seconds, between heartbeat checks
Active Enabled - yes/no
Enable External Alerts Allow sending messages downstream via Alert Response configuration
Calculate Uptime Considered this resource when calculating "5-nines" style uptime metrics
Pencil Icon Select this button to edit a resource
Trashcan icon Select this button to permanently delete a resource record

*Resource Type

Allows admins to create common 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 field of the relevant resources. 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.

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 of type OEDB is selected for editing, the following fields are rendered in addition to most of those detailed in the table above:

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Field Description
dbPath If the resource is a database, the absolute path to the database
DLC Absolute path to Progress software
CUD Show tables in trends portal with create, update or delete counts higher than this
OS Reads Show tables in trends portal with OS reads higher than this
Reads Show tables in trends portal with read counts higher than this
Churns Show tables in trends portal with churn higher than this
Description Displayed as a tooltip when hovering over a resource name in the Alerts Dashboard

For all other resource types only the Description field is rendered in addition to the fields above.

Add Resource Button

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

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Field Description
Site Site name as found in [PROTOPDIR]/etc/custid.cfg
Name Resource name
Type See 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
Sort Order Override the default sort order for this resource for this site
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 attribute a resource record:

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

Resource Types

Field Description
AdminServer Typically used with OpenEdge Explorer or OpenEdge Manamgent
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