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Pinned topic IHS-TDS server configuration and comparison

‏2009-03-12T21:24:39Z |
Hi all,
This is my second question that I couldnt find an answer. VCE manual expresses that I can import configurations for was, portal, mq, db2, IHS and TDS servers.
For the last two I couldnt find any information how to use vce for them. Collector tool is coming with solutions as xml buildfile for others.
Especially for IHS, is it possible to compare two different IHS servers configurations?
If so, how can I export configuration from ihs and import to vce?
Any document will also helpful.
Thanks for any comment.
Updated on 2009-03-19T13:04:52Z at 2009-03-19T13:04:52Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: IHS-TDS server configuration and comparison

    ‏2009-03-12T21:39:03Z  
    Update:
    I am using version 4.0.2 and need to find a way without installing an agent to client.
    In other words, it is required to apply a similar solution as websphere collector tool.
    Copying an ant script to temp folder and running to export output if possible.
  • bdelima
    bdelima
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    Re: IHS-TDS server configuration and comparison

    ‏2009-03-12T23:18:11Z  
    Update:
    I am using version 4.0.2 and need to find a way without installing an agent to client.
    In other words, it is required to apply a similar solution as websphere collector tool.
    Copying an ant script to temp folder and running to export output if possible.
    Hi. It sounds like you are making your way around.. just a couple of issues, so that's good!

    Regarding TDS and IHS, we have not yet ported the collectors the collectors for those products to the headless environment, but you can install the VCE Topology Collector Product Add-on for ISA and gather the TDS and IHS collections that way.

    Please refer to the VCE help, under the "reference->providers" section for more information about specific products, as well as "tasks->adding configurations to a workspace".

    Please note that you can use the VCE Topology Collector in place of the Headless Automation Runtime if all you want to do is to collect configuration information. The purpose of using the Headless Environemnt is really to allow server-side processing of the data. At some point, we'll port over the rest of the collectors to the headless runtime enviroment as well.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: IHS-TDS server configuration and comparison

    ‏2009-03-13T15:06:10Z  
    I have installed vce topology collector today. Following the steps at reference->providers section I have created a portable collector and run the startcollector.sh script on AIX-http server. Selecting collect all information (1) option obtained a zip file.
    Then following the steps at tasks->adding configurations (blue plus sign) I tried to add zip to configurations tab but got an error message.

    Add Configuration Error
    com.ibm.vce.common.VCEException: Unable to find a suitable provider type for location c:\servername.zip

    On the other hand, I couldnt see http server related file in zip.
    Sorry for inconvenience, am I missing something?
    Regards
  • bdelima
    bdelima
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    Re: IHS-TDS server configuration and comparison

    ‏2009-03-13T17:19:02Z  
    I have installed vce topology collector today. Following the steps at reference->providers section I have created a portable collector and run the startcollector.sh script on AIX-http server. Selecting collect all information (1) option obtained a zip file.
    Then following the steps at tasks->adding configurations (blue plus sign) I tried to add zip to configurations tab but got an error message.

    Add Configuration Error
    com.ibm.vce.common.VCEException: Unable to find a suitable provider type for location c:\servername.zip

    On the other hand, I couldnt see http server related file in zip.
    Sorry for inconvenience, am I missing something?
    Regards
    Hello again. It sounds like your collection was unsuccessful. If you unzip the collection file, you should find a directory containing the collection log files. You may find some hints in there. You can also email the collection to me and I can have a look at it.

    I apologize that you are experiencing trouble with this. We have not had a lot of usage out in the field of providers other than WebSphere, so there is a chance you will hit a few problems here and there with the providers you are trying out. I will do my best to work through these issues with you.

    Regards,
    Bob DeLima
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    123 Posts

    Re: IHS-TDS server configuration and comparison

    ‏2009-03-17T14:29:34Z  
    I have installed vce topology collector today. Following the steps at reference->providers section I have created a portable collector and run the startcollector.sh script on AIX-http server. Selecting collect all information (1) option obtained a zip file.
    Then following the steps at tasks->adding configurations (blue plus sign) I tried to add zip to configurations tab but got an error message.

    Add Configuration Error
    com.ibm.vce.common.VCEException: Unable to find a suitable provider type for location c:\servername.zip

    On the other hand, I couldnt see http server related file in zip.
    Sorry for inconvenience, am I missing something?
    Regards
    When you run the collector on AIX, you should check the log files that are created along with the collection itself (there are usually two). Make sure there is no problem indicated here before you download the collection and try to import it into VCE.

    Not all errors in the logs are critical. But if you see a message indicating permission or space problems, that's a red flag.
  • bdelima
    bdelima
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    Re: IHS-TDS server configuration and comparison

    ‏2009-03-17T16:06:33Z  
    I have installed vce topology collector today. Following the steps at reference->providers section I have created a portable collector and run the startcollector.sh script on AIX-http server. Selecting collect all information (1) option obtained a zip file.
    Then following the steps at tasks->adding configurations (blue plus sign) I tried to add zip to configurations tab but got an error message.

    Add Configuration Error
    com.ibm.vce.common.VCEException: Unable to find a suitable provider type for location c:\servername.zip

    On the other hand, I couldnt see http server related file in zip.
    Sorry for inconvenience, am I missing something?
    Regards
    Hi Firat,

    I received the archive you sent me. What I see in this archive are mostly logs indicating there are permissions issues. This is not uncommon in AIX systems. You may trying running the collection using "root" just to troubleshoot. Note that this isn't issue isn't really a VCE issue.. it's an issue with being able to run any utility on AIX without the proper access. I'm not sure where to point you exactly because I am not a an AIX security, but I would start with trying to run the collection with root. If that works, then you'll have to do some trial and error to figure out what needs to be changed so the collection will run without without root.

    BTW, the "inventory.xml" file in the archive can be viewed with VCE. It's the system inventory report.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: IHS-TDS server configuration and comparison

    ‏2009-03-19T08:57:29Z  
    Hi again,
    I was using root user to collect the data, it has some warnings but seems that inventory.xml file created without problem.
    I am able to import using this inventory.xml instead of zip file.

    Now portable collector gathered data about the operating system and I can see it by importing xml to vce.

    But my aim was to get http servers configuration. I couldnt see any http server related information in xml created by portable collector.
    Also as far as I understand, headless automation runtime is not including build xml for http server.

    I checked the documentation many times. Am I missing a basic point?
    Thank you.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    123 Posts

    Re: IHS-TDS server configuration and comparison

    ‏2009-03-19T13:04:52Z  
    I think I have discovered the problem. Using one of my colleagues computer we have exported portable collector.
    It is approximately 10 MB but my export is 8 MB and is a running one. Also it is asking for collection of different applications which is not the case for 8 MB one.
    In fact my isa version is upgraded to 4.0.2 but I think it is better totally reinstall new version.
    I can now export and add conf information of http server to isa.

    Just a final question before closing this thread. Collector is asking interactive questions, how can I provide a response file?
    Thanks for your help.
    Regards