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Figure 8-14 CNP workspace for WebSphere InterChange Server
Clicking a specific server will give you more details of the connectors and the
collaborations running in that specific server with statistics.
8.3.2 Customizing the monitoring
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for WebSphere InterChange Server gathers data on
the server instances on your network and stores the data as system elements
called attributes.
You can use these attributes to:
򐂰 Create queries and build custom views of the performance of your
WebSphere business integration systems or individual components
򐂰 Create situations to monitor and respond to conditions of interest or concern
in a particular environment or set of circumstances.
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Attributes and attribute groups
Related attributes are grouped into attribute groups, or attribute tables. A given
view contains information provided by a single attribute group.
IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for WebSphere InterChange Server uses five
attribute groups:
1. WICS_Server (for WebSphere InterChange Server V4.2)
2. WICS_Server43 (for WebSphere InterChange Server V4.3)
3. WICS_Collaboration
4. WICS_Connector attributes are based on SNMP data
5. WICSLog attributes get data from WebSphere InterChange Server data
sources, which monitor server logs
Creating and monitoring situations
Identifying the correct monitoring requirements is very important to minimize the
downtime of an enterprise system. Understanding the components of a
WebSphere InterChange Server and the impact of a component failure on
enterprise system would help a business in formulating monitoring requirements.
A top down approach would be more suitable in identifying the monitoring
requirements. For example, at the business level, you would want to get the
answers for the following questions:
򐂰 How are orders flowing?
򐂰 Are deliveries being stuck?
Normally, answers to these questions on the WICS are provided by a subprocess
(also called a source connector) that sends events into the WICS. WICS sends
these events to one or more systems after performing the necessary
transformation steps.
IT users would need finer grained monitoring at each step or subprocess level.
Having such information, they can easily pinpoint the problematic subprocess or
a collaboration, connector, or other system that ICS would need to complete a
business process. Often, IT users would also need statistics on physical
resources like CPU, memory, disk, and network usage for future and capacity
planning.
The IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON XE for WebSphere InterChange Server attributes
enable you to create situations that monitor the status or performance of
WebSphere InterChange Servers and their components.

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