Our NOC uses various ITSM tools, including Solarwinds and OpenDuty to send alerts out. I asked support if there was a best practice way to monitor any of the SAS services and applications that we run and the reply was "we have no recommendations regarding 3rd party tools." Currently, we are monitoring at the OS level. But we are currently fighting some problems with our disk filling up very rapidly. It has happened 3 times so far. The first time, generic curl commands would probably have worked, because apache did not load at all and was returning a 404 error. But the other time the ansible status command has mainly been up for the services and instead returns a 500 internal server error. Now that I know about healthcheck, I will run it the next time this happens.
I would really like to get alerted if that happens again. Is there a way for my NOC department to use solarwinds to monitor specific Viya applications? I have read about the sas-admin healthcheck and have thought about using it to create some breadcrumb-type files that NOC could poll. Is there a more direct or better way to do this type of monitoring? I have attached a healthcheck that I ran a few minutes ago that includes the various services and applications that we have in our environment.
If it's helpful to know, we have a 4 server environment:
web (web, rabbitmq, ansible)
worker1 (cas worker)
worker2 (cas worker)
I get a 401 unauthorized when using curl, even if I use the one in proxy.conf. How do you get around having to login, in order to pull the 200 status?
I am already doing temporary logging to determine what is filling up the drive, I don't know why I didn't think about having it send me an email as well. So that is a short time fix. But I'd like to get the rest setup properly as well.
I was comparing proxy.conf against the healthcheck and there are a handful of Infrastructure Applications that were not in the proxy list:
cachelocator-listener-v1 (there is also cachelocator and cacheserver, so they might be redundant?)
cas-shared-default (cas-shared-default-http was in proxy.conf, but not this one)
SAS Infrastructure Data Server
SAS Message Broker (I believe this is sasrabbitmq, so it seems like this one would be super critical to monitor.)
Any ideas for monitoring these? Everything else was in both places.
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