Using the IBM Hybrid Gateway to view a mix of V6 and V8 agents.
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If you want to view a mix of V6 and V8 monitoring agents that communicate with your APM server, then you can install and use the IBM Hybrid Gateway server. The Hybrid Gateway sits between your TEPS and the APM server, either in the SaaS Cloud or on-Prem. and is used to view a mix of V6 and V8 agents on the same APM UI console Some advantages of using the IBM Hybrid Gateway are:
The Install of the Hybrid Gateway is easy and quick, usually done in less then 30 minutes. The only supported OS is RHEL6.2 (or higher) or RHEL7. It can be installed on the TEPS itself or on another RHEL6.2 (or higher) or RHEL7 server. You will install using the root userid itself. Basically, you will configure the Hybrid Gateway images with the connection information of the APM server and use the 'install.sh' script to install the Hybrid Gateway. For complete details on the installation process, please see this link.
Configuration of the IBM Hybrid Gateway is done in two places: First on the TEPS side where you will crea
Note: Not all V6 agents are supported. To see a list of all supported agents that will work with the Hybrid Gateway, please see this link.
Debugging of the Hybrid Gateway is usually done via the messages.log file in the WebSphere Liberty profile/server directory. Since the Hybrid Gateway is the only server installed in the WLP, you can see the standard messages.log log file for any errors or connection messages. If an agent is not supported and its used in your MSL on the TEPS, you will likely see a not supported or an error message in here. Also, if you are using the Hybrid Gateway, make sure you use the latest FP (at this time) which is 8.1.
The maximum number of managed systems, including subnodes, that you can view from your Tivoli Monitoring domain is 200. That limit can be extended to 400 by increasing the value of the Tivoli Enterprise Portal Server KFW_
For some video demonstrations on the Hybrid Gateway, please see these external links:
ITCAM / APM L2 Support team
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