Configuring Monitoring Levels

In this section:

The following guidelines should be followed for configuring monitoring levels on each Reporting Server.

Customers who do not know up front which monitoring levels to configure, will need to do the following:

The following applies to all customers:

The following image illustrates the monitoring level options that should be enabled for Data Request Monitoring.

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Resource Analyzer Repository Sizing

For recommended relational table sizes utilized by Resource Analyzer, see the Resource Analyzer Administrator's and User's Manual. The size of the tables will vary from one implementation to another based on the following factors:

Once the decision has been made about monitoring levels to be collected, the database has been sized, and Data Request monitoring is turned off, the next step is to determine the resources to be monitored.

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Determining Resources to Monitor

Resources that can be monitored include:

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Choosing an Option for Archiving Logs

With the completion of the identification and configuration of the resources to be monitored, the next step is to choose an option for archiving logs on each Reporting Server.

Note: An archive job is submitted upon start or restart of the Reporting Server.

There are several options for archiving Resource Analyzer logs, as shown in the following image.

As a best practice, the schedule based option, rmlog_schedule_archive, should be used for the following reasons:

There is another option which can be useful for testing or archiving a job on demand outside of the regular schedule. This capability is provided with the Submit Archive job option, which archives Resource Analyzer logs immediately and is available from the Reporting Server Web Console/Resource Management/Archive/Submit Archive job.

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Setting Up Scheduled Jobs to Archive Logs

When the schedule option, rmlog_schedule_archive, is set to Yes, the Schedule and E-mail option available from the Reporting Server Web Console/Resource Management/Archive is activated.

Schedules can be created from the Schedule and E-mail option, and requires that the Scheduler Listener is active. Schedules must be set up on each Reporting Server. The Schedule and E-mail User interface, as shown in the following image, is used by all Reporting Server scheduling components.


The following are key recommendations for assigning values to the scheduling parameters.

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