HOWTO: Monitor a Process in Linux using vRealize Operations – Endpoint Operation Management – Part 3

This is Part Three of a series on Monitoring Processes in Linux using VMware vRealize Operations Endpoint Operations Management.

Part 1 – Creating the MultiProcess Object for a single Linux Machine
Part 2 – Creating a MultiProcess Object for a Linux Machine (via Inventory Explorer)
Part 3 – Creating Object Relationships
Part 4 – Identifying the correct process.query string

Creating Object Relationships

If you haven’t already, log into vRealize Operations using an appropriate account.

Select Administration

Select Object Relationships


Under Parent Selection, select Object Types


Select Linux from the Object Types tree to filter the list of objects to show the monitored Linux Servers.

From the far right of the screen, select Object Type and then select MultiProcess to display the objects previously created (in this instance I have created 3, crond, sshd and rsyslogd) within the List


Highlight the target Parent object (cx-cent-01) and create the relationship by dragging and dropping the child object onto the Parent object.

Note: if the child objects are filtered correctly, you can click on the Add All Objects to Parent icon.

Once all three MultiProcesses objects have been linked to the parent, the Child Object display should look like below.

Rinse and repeat the drag and drop for all parent Linux Objects.

The view from Environment > Operating Systems > Operating Systems WorldLinux  and Troubleshooting > All Metrics will look a bit like this when you focus on the crond job.

Ok so how do you work out what the value for process.query is? See Part 4!

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