This extension works only with an on-prem controller.
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- You should have the postemsg executable and the posteifmsg.cfg config file on the controller machine.
- Based on the Operating System, create a cache file.
On UNIX, $TIVOLIHOME/tec/cache where $TIVOLIHOME = /etc/Tivoli
On Windows, $TIVOLIHOME\tec\cache.dat where $TIVOLIHOME= %SystemRoot%\system32\ drivers\etc\Tivoli
1. Download the IBM TBSM Alerting Extension zip.
2. Unzip the ibm-tbsm-alert.zip file into <CONTROLLER_HOME_DIR>/custom/actions/ . You should have <CONTROLLER_HOME_DIR>/custom/actions/ibm-tbsm-alert created.
3. Check if you have custom.xml file in <CONTROLLER_HOME_DIR>/custom/actions/ directory. If yes, add the following xml to the <custom-actions> element.
<action> <type>ibm-tbsm-alert</type> <!-- For Linux/Unix *.sh --> <executable>ibm-tbsm-alert.sh</executable> <!-- For windows *.bat --> <!--<executable>ibm-tbsm-alert.bat</executable>--> /action>
If you don't have custom.xml already, create one with the below xml content
<custom-actions> <action> <type>ibm-tbsm-alert</type> <!-- For Linux/Unix *.sh --> <executable>ibm-tbsm-alert.sh</executable> <!-- For windows *.bat --> <!--<executable>ibm-tbsm-alert.bat</executable>--> </action> </custom-actions>
Uncomment the appropriate executable tag based on windows or linux/unix machine.
4. Update the config.yaml file with path to the "postemsg" executable.
Note:Please make sure to not use tab (\t) while editing yaml files. You may want to validate the yaml file using a yaml validator http://yamllint.com/
#complete path to the binary or exe which includes the binary or exe. Use proper separators for Windows and Unix. For windows, escape the "\" char with another "\" # For eg. "C:\\IBM\\bin\\postemsg" pathToExecutable: "" #IBM TBSM server name or IP address.Either specify server or pathToConfig. Not both server: "" #Path to config. Either specify server or pathToConfig.Not both.Use proper separators for Windows and Unix. For windows, escape the "\" char with another "\" #For eg. "C:\\IBM\\bin\\posteifmsg.cfg" pathToConfig : "" #host name of the machine where the extension is installed. You can run "hostname" on the command line and get the hostname of the machine hostname: "" #Alert group for IBM Tivoli alertGroup: "AppDynamics" #Instance field for IBM Tivoli instance: "Controller" # timeout in seconds to execute command timeout: 10
Below is a sample command that gets generated based on the above config and AppDynamics parameters.
<pathToExecutable> -f <pathToConfig> -r CRITICAL -m "APP_NAME:<APP_NAME>,URL:<URL>,AFFECTED_ENTITY_NAME:<AFFECTED_ENTITY_NAME>,RULE_NAME:<RULE_NAME>"
hostname=<hostname> instance=<instance> fault="<SUMMARY>" <alertGroup> <incidentId>
5. Now you are ready to use this extension as a custom action. In the AppDynamics UI, go to Alert & Respond -> Actions. Click Create Action. Select Custom Action and click OK. In the drop-down menu you can find the action called 'ibm-tbsm-alert'.
Always feel free to fork and contribute any changes directly via Github.
For any questions or feature request, please contact AppDynamics Support.
|17th Jan, 2018|
1.0.0 - Release version.
1.0.1 - Refactored code.
1.0.2 - Supprt for controller version 4.x
2.0.3 - Added root logger to log4j.xml
2.0.4 - Changed the path to java, affected entity passed to postemsg command