How to Use the Web Services Connector to Publish Nimsoft Metrics in Executive Insight

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How to Use the Web Services Connector to Publish Nimsoft Metrics in Executive Insight

 

Prerequisites:

- Executive Insight 2.x Installed

- Nimsoft Monitor 7.x or 8.x Installed

- Nimsoft UMP Installed

 

 

Steps:

1. Install the webservices REST probe onto the robot hosting the UMP.

 

2. Ensure access to the webservices as described in the Nimsoft Webservices Manual: http://docs.nimsoft.com/prodhelp/en_US/Monitor/SDK/REST/Nimsoft%20RESTful%20Webservices%20Manual%20and%20Reference%20Guide_v2_11.pdf

Or just typing http://<UMP_address>/rest/version-info on a browser.

 

3. Identify the QOS metric (ex. QOS_CPU_USAGE), source and target you wish to display in Executive Insight.  This can be found using the Performance Report Designer:

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4. Configure a new webservice connector in Executive Insight

a. Name the Connector and the Request appropriately

b. The URL should be http://<UMP_ADDRESS>/rest/qos/data/name/<QOS_NAME>/<SOURCE>/<TARGET>/lasthour/now/0

c. Set the Authentication Type to Basic and enter appropriate Nimsoft credentials.

d. Set the content type to application/xml.

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e. On the Processing Tab Enter “{<METRIC NAME>}” for the Metric Name (This is free form text and it will be the metric name displayed in EI dashboard).

f. Set Metric Value to: /qos-data/data/samplevalue

g. Set Metric Timestamp to: /qos-data/data/sampletime

h. Set Date/Time Format to: yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss

i. Set an appropriate refresh period (take into consideration the metric interval).

j. Select the Result option and click Test. The results should be similar to image below.

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5. Save and enable the metric. After some minutes data will be visible in EI.

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