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Monitor iPlanet 7.0.15

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Hi.

Is there any way to monitor iPlanet 7.0.15?

I know hyperic removed iPlanet plugin in last version 5.8 but i'm trying with 5.7.1.

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Hi,

Hyperic 5.7.1 supports iPlanet 4.1 and 6

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Hi,

Hyperic 5.7.1 supports iPlanet 4.1 and 6

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Hi Boris

That answers my question, there is no way to monitor iPlanet 7.0.15 using Hyperic, thanks so much.

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You might be able to monitor the process by manually creating a new Platform Service resource to monitor a process (Linux) or a Windows Service.

You could also create a HTTP platform service to monitor specific URLs.  You can even run this from remote agents to verify that these pages can be delivered over the network and give you response time metrics in addition to availability.

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Hi egonzalez

In fact, in this time we are doing manually monitoring using wadm perfdump utility. Because i use hyperic to monitor Oracle Database and Jboss, i was trying to also monitor iPlanet with this tool.

Thanks and regards

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The plugin was not removed from Hyperic but just not shipped with the default install of Hyperic 5.8, and considered a community plugin. You can still download it from the solutions exchange.

The plugin for IPlanet was never updated to monitor IPlanet 7 but since it is an XML plugin that uses JMX to get the metrics you should be able to modify the XML to fit the newer IPlanet versions. You probably need to start with the autodiscovery definitions and if there are errors later you may need to change/add MBean definitions.

You can read about JMX plugins in the Hyperic documentation, and if you do spend the time and get it working it would be great if you could post the updated plugin here for others to use.

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Hi ecarmel

I'll read about JMX plugins but i've only seen Jar plugins for iPlanet. In fact, i extracted the content and i could see .class files.

Thanks and regards

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You are right. My mistake.

Eran

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You can try adding the version you need to the plugin xml, if there have not been substantial changes to the way iPlanet is set up in version 7, this may work.

Unpack the jar. Find the hq-plugin.xml file, make the changes below, and repack to the jar:

Add the following at the end of the plugin.xml before the closing </plugin> tag:

  <server name="iPlanet"

          version="7.0"

          include="6.0">

  </server>

  <server name="iPlanet Admin"

          version="7.0"

          include="6.0">

  </server>

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Hi adarm

I tried adding code at the end of /etc/hq-plugin.xml.

I copied file into ...../agent-5.7.1/bundles/agent-5.7.1/pdk/plugins and restarted agent but i doesn't function. Agent log displays:

21-05-2014 16:14:50,260 CDT WARN  [AgentDaemonMain] [AgentDaemon@728] WARNING - custom plugins on the agent are no longer supported.  Will not load plugin - iplanet-plugin.jar, instead add this plugin to the HQ Server via the Plugin Manager UI.

I tried load plugin via the Plugin Manager but also displays same error in log.

Thanks and regards

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As the message states, you cannot replace a plugin only on the agent side. What you should do is put back the original plugin on the agent, and back the original plugin so you can revert to it if necessary. Then upload the new plugin using the plugin manager.

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