This chapter describes how to monitor Network Services Manager status:
•Monitoring with the Alert View
•Monitoring with a Syslog Host
Monitoring with the Alert View
To monitor system alerts issued by Network Services Manager, click the Alert View tab at the top of the Administration UI window. The Alert View table displays a sortable list of system events, specific to the item selected in the Domain Navigator, and includes the following:
•Full text of the alert
•Description of the alert
•Date and time that the alert occurred
You can resize the table columns or hover your cursor over an entry in the table to see the complete text.
Figure 6-1 Alert View
Causes for alerts include:
•A controller has lost connection to the engine.
•A device has lost connection to the controller.
•A device is not responding to queries from a controller.
•A device fails to complete a controller command, such as adding a VLAN or retrieving a configuration.
•A tenant has lost connectivity.
•Configuration requests exceed metamodel limits.
•Credentials on a device have changed, so that the device is no longer reachable.
Use the information in the Alert View to identify the source of the alert and the problem.
Monitoring with a Syslog Host
You can configure Network Services Manager to direct all syslog messages to a syslog host for your review and analysis. To configure a syslog host for Network Services Manager, see the instructions in the Cisco Network Services Manager 5.0 Quick Start Guide.