Cisco Unified Serviceability Administration Guide for Cisco Unified Presence, Release 6.0(1)
Real-Time Monitoring Configuration
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Real-Time Monitoring Configuration

Table Of Contents

Real-Time Monitoring Configuration

Installing the Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT)

Upgrading RTMT

Uninstalling RTMT

Launching RTMT

Navigating RTMT

Working with Configuration Profiles

Using the Default Configuration Profile

Adding Configuration Profiles

Restoring Profiles

Deleting Configuration Profiles

Working with Predefined Objects

Viewing/Monitoring a Predefined Object            

Configuring Polling Rate Performance Monitoring Counters

Working with Categories

Adding a Category

Renaming a Category

Deleting a Category

Where to Find More Information

Related Topics


Real-Time Monitoring Configuration


This chapter contains the following information for configuring the Cisco Unified Presence Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT).


Tip Ensure that the RTMT version that you install is compatible with the Cisco Unified CallManager version that runs in your cluster; for example, the RTMT version that supports Cisco Unified CallManager 5.X does not support Cisco Unified CallManager 6.X. The RTMT version that supports Cisco Unified CallManager 5.0 supports Cisco Unified CallManager 5.1.To monitor clusters that are running different versions of Cisco Unified CallManager versions simultaneously, you must install multiple versions of RTMT (one version per Cisco Unified CallManager release). If you install multiple versions of the plug-in, you can install the versions on the same client as long as the versions exist in different folders. If the installation detects another version in the folder, a message displays. To continue the installation, install the version in a different folder.


Installing the Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT)

Upgrading RTMT

Uninstalling RTMT

Launching RTMT

Navigating RTMT

Working with Configuration Profiles

Working with Predefined Objects

Working with Categories

Where to Find More Information


Tip For information on alert, performance monitoring, trace collection, and syslog viewer configuration, see the "Where to Find More Information" section.


Installing the Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT)

You can install RTMT, which works for resolutions 800*600 and above, on a Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Red Hat Linux with KDE and/or Gnome client.


Note If you have previously installed RTMT for use with a Cisco Unified CallManager server that is running Microsoft Windows, you must install RTMT for Cisco Unified Presence in a different folder on your local computer.


To install the tool, perform the following procedure:

Procedure


Step 1 From Cisco Unified Presence Administration, choose Application > Plugins.

Step 2 Click the Find button.

Step 3 If you are planning to install the RTMT tool on a computer that is running the Microsoft Windows operating system, click the Download link for the Cisco Unified Presence Real-Time Monitoring Tool-Windows. If you are planning to install the RTMT tool on a computer that is running the Linux operating system, click the Download link for the Cisco Unified Presence Real-Time Monitoring Tool-Linux.

Step 4 Download the executable to your preferred location.

Step 5 To install the Windows version, double-click the RTMT icon that displays on the desktop or locate the directory where you downloaded the file and run the RTMT installation file. The extraction process begins.

To install the Linux version, ensure that the file has execute privileges; for example, enter the following command, which is case sensitive: chmod +x CcmServRtmtPlugin.bin.

Step 6 In the RTMT welcome window, click Next.

Step 7 To accept the license agreement, click Yes.

Step 8 Choose the location where you want to install RTMT. If you do not want to use the default location, click Browse and navigate to a different location. Click Next.

Step 9 To begin the installation, click Next.

The Setup Status window displays. Do not click Cancel.

Step 10 To complete the installation, click Finish.


Additional Information

See the Related Topics.

Upgrading RTMT

When you use the tool (RTMT), it saves user preferences and downloaded module jar files locally on the client machine. The system saves profiles in the Cisco Unified Presence database, so you can access these items in RTMT after you upgrade the tool.


Tip To ensure compatibility, Cisco recommends that you upgrade RTMT after you complete the Cisco Unified Presence upgrade on all servers in the cluster.


To upgrade RTMT, perform the following procedure:

Procedure


Step 1 From Cisco Unified Presence Administration, choose Application > Plugins.

Step 2 Click the Find button.

Step 3 If you are planning to install the RTMT tool on a computer that is running the Microsoft Windows operating system, click the Download link for the Cisco Unified CallManager Real-Time Monitoring Tool-Windows. If you are planning to install the RTMT tool on a computer that is running the Linux operating system, click the Download link for the Cisco Unified CallManager Real-Time Monitoring Tool-Linux.

Step 4 Download the executable to your preferred location.

Step 5 To install the Windows version, double-click the RTMT icon that displays on the desktop or locate the directory where you downloaded the file and run the RTMT installation file. The extraction process begins.

To install the Linux version, ensure that the file has execute privileges; for example, enter the following command, which is case sensitive: chmod +x CcmServRtmtPlugin.bin.

Step 6 In the RTMT welcome window, click Next.

Step 7 Because you cannot change the installation location for upgrades, click Next.

The Setup Status window displays; do not click Cancel.

Step 8 In the Maintenance Complete window, click Finish.


Additional Information

See the Related Topics.

Uninstalling RTMT


Tip When you use RTMT, it saves user preferences and the module jar files (the cache) locally on the client machine. The system also saves the cache in the server database. When you uninstall RTMT, you choose whether to delete or save the cache.


On a Windows client, you uninstall RTMT through Add/Remove Programs under the Control Panel. (Start > Settings > Control Panel >Add/Remove Programs)

To uninstall RTMT on a Red Hat Linux with KDE and/or Gnome client, choose Start > Accessories > Uninstall Real-time Monitoring tool from the task bar.

Additional Information

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Launching RTMT

Before You Begin

Before you can use RTMT, you must activate the Cisco AMC Service on each node in the cluster. From Cisco Unified Presence Serviceability, choose Tools > Service Activation and check the Cisco AMC Service check box. Click Update.

Procedure


Step 1 After you install the plug-in, perform one of the following tasks:

From your Windows desktop, double-click the Cisco Unified CallManager Real-Time Monitoring Tool icon.

Choose Start > Programs > Cisco CallManager Serviceability > Real-Time Monitoring Tool > Real-Time Monitoring Tool.

The Real-Time Monitoring Tool Login window displays.

Step 2 In the Host IP Address field, enter either the IP address or host name of the first node.

Step 3 In the User Name field, enter the CCMAdministrator application user username; for example, the default username for this user equals CCMAdministrator.

Step 4 In the Password field, enter the CCMAdministrator application user password that you established for the username.


Note If the authentication fails or if the server is unreachable, the tool prompts you to reenter the server and authentication details, or you can click the Cancel button to exit the application. After the authentication succeeds, RTMT launches the monitoring module from local cache or from a remote node, when the local cache does not contain a monitoring module that matches the backend Cisco Unified Presence version.


Step 5 Enter the port that the application will use to listen to the server. The default setting equals 8443.

Step 6 Check the Secure Connection check box.

Step 7 Click OK.

Step 8 Add the certificate store by clicking Yes.


Additional Information

See the Related Topics.

Navigating RTMT

The RTMT window comprises the following main components:

Menu Bar, which includes the following menu options:

File—Allows you to save, restore, and delete existing RTMT profiles, monitor Java Heap Memory Usage, go to the Serviceability Report Archive window in Cisco Unified Serviceability, log off or exit RTMT.

System—Allows you to monitor system summary, monitor server resources, work with performance counters, and work with alerts, collect traces, and view syslog messages.

CUP—Allows you to view Cisco Unified CallManager summary information on the server.

Edit—Allows you to configure categories (for table format view), set the polling rate for devices and performance monitoring counters, hide the quick launch channel, and edit the trace setting for RTMT.

Window—Allows you to close a single RTMT window or all RTMT windows.

Application—Allows you to browse the web pages for Administration and Serviceability.

Help—Allows you to access RTMT documentation online help or to view the RTMT version.

Quick Launch Channel—Pane on the left side of RTMT window with tabs that you can click on to display information on the server or information on the applications. The tab contain groups of icons that you can click on to monitor various objects.

Monitor pane—Pane where monitoring results display.

Additional Information
See the Related Topics.

Working with Configuration Profiles

This section provides information on the following topics:

Using the Default Configuration Profile

Adding Configuration Profiles

Restoring Profiles

Deleting Configuration Profiles

Using the Default Configuration Profile

When you initially load RTMT, the system includes a default profile that is called CM-Default. The first time that you use RTMT, it will use the CM-Default profile and display the summary page in the monitor pane.

See the "Adding Configuration Profiles" section for information on how to create your own configuration profile.

Additional Information

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Adding Configuration Profiles

After you open multiple monitoring windows in RTMT (such as CPU & Memory, and performance counters), you can create your own configuration profiles, so you can restore these monitoring windows in a single step rather than opening each window again. You can switch between different profiles during the same RTMT session or use the configuration profile in subsequent RTMT sessions.

The following procedure describes how to create a profile.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > Profile.

The Preferences dialog box displays.

Step 2 Click Save.

The Save Current Configuration dialog box displays.

Step 3 In the Configuration name field, enter a name for this particular configuration profile.

Step 4 In the Configuration description field, enter a description of this particular configuration profile.


Note You can enter whatever you want for the configuration profile name and description.


The system creates the new configuration profile.


Additional Information

See the Related Topics.

Restoring Profiles

Perform the following procedure to restore a profile that you configured:

Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > Profile.

The Preferences dialog box displays.

Step 2 Click the profile that you want to restore.

Step 3 Click Restore.

All windows with precanned settings and/or performance monitoring counters for the restored configuration open.


Additional Information

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Deleting Configuration Profiles

Perform the following procedure to delete a profile that you configured:

Procedure


Step 1 Choose System > Profile.

The Preferences dialog box displays.

Step 2 Click the profile that you want to delete.

Step 3 Click Delete.

Step 4 Click Close.


Additional Information

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Working with Predefined Objects

The tool (RTMT) provides a set of default monitoring objects that monitor the health of the system. Default objects include performance counters or critical event status for services that are supported with Cisco Unified Presence.

This section provides information on the following topics:

Viewing/Monitoring a Predefined Object

Configuring Polling Rate Performance Monitoring Counters

Viewing/Monitoring a Predefined Object            

The monitoring pane for a category, that is, a predefined object, displays the activities of predefined monitoring objects. The following procedure describes how to view information for a category.


Tip To zoom in on the monitor of a predefined object, click and drag the left mouse button over the area of the chart in which you are interested. Release the left mouse button when you have the selected area. RTMT updates the monitored view. To zoom out and reset the monitor to the initial default view, press the "R" key.


Procedure


Step 1 To view or monitor a category, click System or CUP in the Quick Launch Channel.

When you select System in the quick launch channel, RTMT displays information on predefined system objects, such as virtual memory usage. When you select CUP in the quick launch channel, RTMT displays information on predefined Cisco Unified Presense Server objects in the monitoring pane, such as PE Active Subscription. RTMT monitors the predefined objects on all nodes in the cluster.

Step 2 Click a category; for example, Summary or Server. If an icon displays for the category, click the icon to display the information that you want to monitor.


Note Some options that are in in the current version of RTMT do not apply to Cisco Unified Presence.


Step 3 Depending on which category you want to display, choose one of the following options from Table 7-1:

Table 7-1 Monitoring Categories 

Category
Data that Displays

CUP Summary

Displays information on PE Active Subscription, Proxy SIP Message Requests In, Proxy SIP Message Requests Out, Proxy SIP Register Requests In, Proxy SIP Subscribe Requests In, and JVM Memory.

To display information on predefined system objects, choose CUP > CUP Summary.

System Summary

Displays information on Virtual Memory usage, CPU usage, Common Partition Usage, and the alert history log.To display information on predefined system objects, choose System > System Summary.

Server

CPU and Memory—Displays information on CPU usage and Virtual memory usage for each server.

To display information on CPU and Virtual memory usage, choose System > Server > CPU and Memory.To monitor CPU and memory usage for specific server, choose the server from the host drop-down list box.

Process—Displays information on the processes that are running on each server.

To display information on processes running on the system, choose System > Server > Process. To monitor process usage for specific server, choose the server from the Host drop-down list box.

Disk Usage—Displays information on disk usage on each server.To display information on disk usage on the system, choose System > Server > Disk Usage. To monitor disk usage for specific server, choose the server from the host drop-down list box.

Critical Services—Displays information on the status of services that are running on the server. To display information on critical services, choose System > Server > Critical Services.

To display system critical services, click the System tab. To display Cisco Unified Presense Server critical services, click on the CUP tab. To monitor Critical services for specific server, choose the server from the host drop-down list box.

Performance

Displays perfmon counters.

To display perfmon counters, choose System > Performance > Performance.

For more information on using perfmon counters, see the "Configuring and Using Performance Monitoring" section on page 9-1.



Additional Information

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Configuring Polling Rate Performance Monitoring Counters

Cisco Unified Presence polls counters to gather status information. In the RTMT monitoring pane, you configure the polling intervals for the performance-monitoring counters.


Note High-frequency polling rate may adversely affect Cisco Unified Presence performance. The minimum polling rate for monitoring a performance counter in chart view equals 5 seconds; the minimum rate for monitoring a performance counter in table view equals 1 second. The default value for both equals 10 seconds.

The default value for devices equals 10 minutes.


Perform the following procedure to update the polling rate:

Procedure


Step 1 Display the performance-monitoring counter in the RTMT monitoring pane.

Step 2 Click the device and choose Edit > Polling Rate.

Step 3 In the Polling Interval pane, specify the time that you want to use.

Step 4 Click OK.


Additional Information

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Working with Categories

Categories allow you to monitor performance-monitoring counters. For example, the category, Cisco UP SIP Proxy, allows you to monitor performance-monitoring counters in graph format for the SIP proxy. If you want to monitor more counters, you can configure a new category and display the data in table format.

Adding a Category

To add a category, perform the following procedure:

Procedure


Step 1 Display the Performance Monitoring tree hierarchy.

Step 2 Choose Edit > New Category.

Step 3 Enter the name of the category; click OK.

The category tab displays at the bottom of the window.


Additional Information

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Renaming a Category

To rename a category, perform the following procedure:

Procedure


Step 1 Perform one of the following tasks:

Right-click the category tab that you want to rename and choose Rename Category.

Click the category tab that you want to rename and choose Edit > Rename Category.

Step 2 Enter the new name and click OK.

The renamed category displays at the bottom of the window.


Additional Information

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Deleting a Category

To delete a category, perform one of the following tasks:

Right-click the category tab that you want to delete and choose Remove Category.

Click the category tab that you want to delete and choose Edit > Remove Category.

Additional Information

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Where to Find More Information

Alert Configuration in RTMT, page 8-1

Configuring and Using Performance Monitoring, page 9-1

Trace Collection and Log Central in RTMT, page 10-1

Additional Information

See the Related Topics.

Related Topics

Adding a Category

Renaming a Category

Deleting a Category

Configuring and Using Performance Monitoring, page 9-1

Configuring Polling Rate Performance Monitoring Counters

Configuring Polling Rate Performance Monitoring Counters

Using the Default Configuration Profile

Restoring Profiles

Using the Default Configuration Profile

Deleting Configuration Profiles

Adding Configuration Profiles

Working with Configuration Profiles

Working with Predefined Objects

Alert Configuration in RTMT, page 8-1

Configuring and Using Performance Monitoring, page 9-1

Using SysLog Viewer in RTMT, page 11-1

Installing the Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT)

Navigating RTMT

Uninstalling RTMT

Upgrading RTMT

Launching RTMT