Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) monitoring
You must configure the Cisco UCS agent to monitor the health, network, and performance of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).
Before you begin
Review the hardware and software prerequisites. For the up-to-date system requirement information, see System requirements for agents, data collectors, and plug-ins.
Ensure that the user, who connects to the Cisco Unified Computing System Manager (UCSM) infrastructure, has administrator privileges. You can use an existing user ID, which has administrator privileges, or create a new user ID by completing the steps in Creating a user and granting required permissions.
If the Cisco UCS agent is configured to communicate with its Cisco UCS data sources that use the SSL agent, add the SSL certificate of each data source to the certificate truststore of the agent. For more information about enabling SSL communication with Cisco UCS data sources, see Enabling SSL communication with Cisco UCS data sources.
About this task
The Cisco UCS agent is a multiple instance agent. You must create the first instance, and start the agent manually. The directions here are for the most current release of this agent. For more information about how to check the version of an agent in your environment, see Using agent commands.
The configuration attributes define which Cisco UCS infrastructure is monitored. The attributes define a connection to Cisco UCSM 1.4, or later. You can configure more than one instances of the monitoring agent on a remote monitoring host system. You can also create separate instances to monitor specific Cisco UCS infrastructure.
After the Cisco UCS agent is installed, you can start the agent. However, you must manually configure the agent to view data for all the agent attributes.
- To configure the agent on Windows systems, you can use the IBM Performance Management window.
- To configure the agent on Linux systems, you can run the script and respond to prompts, or use the silent response file.