10 Replies Latest reply on Jul 10, 2021 12:59 PM by Nico Heinze

    Admin Console Monitoring

    John Moulton Active Member

      Hi All,

       

      I have version 10.4 installed and am using PowerCenter Repository and PowerCenter Integration Service.  I don't use any other services.  Can the Monitor tab in the Admin Console be configured to report on PowerCenter services or is monitoring for PowerCenter only available using the client?  It doesn't seem to be the case, but didn't want to give up just yet.

       

      thanks,

      John

        • 1. Re: Admin Console Monitoring
          Syed Aziz Guru

          Hello John,

           

          For monitoring, a new hybrid cloud service called “Operational Insights“, to help you efficiently operationalize your PowerCenter and/or BDM environments.  It helps you in:

           

          Viewing the health of all your Informatica assets in one integrated dashboard

          Assess the existing project and resource utilization (including big data cluster for BDM)

          Derive parameters for chargeback model

          Capacity planning for your infrastructure

          View Job/workflow run history for troubleshooting

          View Job/workflow summary statistics for every line of business you are supporting

          Auto-capacity management in AWS cloud with Auto-Scale feature for your grids

          Identify top Job/workflow errors and apply remediation recommendations

          Get alerted on infrastructure health and resource utilization

          Use heatmap to identify Job/workflows consuming high CPU/Memory

           

          https://www.informatica.com/in/products/data-integration/powercenter/operational-insights.html

           

          Operational Insights is designed to provide complete visibility into performance and operational efficiency of your Informatica PowerCenter environment(s) by predictive analytics and actionable recommendations.

           

          Also, MetaQuery is a web application that can be used to query against PowerCenter repository for some of the key properties in sessions, workflows, mappings, transformations, and permission objects. Badfiles, sesslogs, workflowlogs, cache, temp are available in the Repository items below as well. Details at: https://network.informatica.com/docs/DOC-7679

           

          Best regards,

          Syed

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          • 2. Re: Admin Console Monitoring
            Karthick M Active Member

            Hi John,

             

            On the Monitor tab in Admin Console, you can monitor Data Integration Services and objects that the Data Integration Services run. The monitoring tab is basically to monitor the DQ jobs.

             

            Hope it helps.

             

            -Karthick

            • 3. Re: Admin Console Monitoring
              Karthick M Active Member

              Adding a few more on top of Syed's response.

               

              You can use either Operational Insights (Cloud Based) or Proactive Monitoring (On Prem) to monitor your PowerCenter Domain and Jobs related to it.

               

              -Karthick

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              • 4. Re: Admin Console Monitoring
                John Moulton Active Member

                Thanks Syed and Karthick,

                 

                Just so I'm clear - so the Monitoring tab in Admin Console references the need for a Monitoring Repository - neither of those can be used with PowerCenter - correct?

                 

                John

                • 5. Re: Admin Console Monitoring
                  user136699 Guru

                  That is correct, John. The Monitoring tab uses the Monitoring MRS, which cannot be used by Powercenter. They are different technologies.

                  -Girish

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                  • 6. Re: Admin Console Monitoring
                    Syed Aziz Guru

                    Hello John,

                    On the Monitor tab in Admin Console, you can monitor Data Integration Services and objects that the Data Integration Services run. Monitoring tab is basically to monitor the DQ jobs.

                    Best regards,

                    Syed

                    • 7. Re: Admin Console Monitoring
                      Karthick M Active Member

                      Yes John, you need a Model Repository configured inorder to use it.

                       

                      -Karthick

                      • 8. Re: Admin Console Monitoring
                        Nico Heinze Guru

                        I'm astonished to see that you INFA guys always forget the "obvious" approaches for monitoring PowerCenter jobs.

                         

                        There is a so-called Operations API (formerly known as the Load Manager API or short LMAPI, should you encounter this abbreviation), available in C and in Java, which can be used in your own software to monitor and control the execution of workflows and single tasks. Needs of course a bit of programming and understanding of the architecture, but with a little bit of Java or C knowledge it's not difficult to use.

                        The Workflow Monitor has been written in version 8.1 (yes, that's a while ago) to use the Operations API and still does so.

                         

                        For those people who prefer shell scripts or batch files / command files, you can use a command-line utility named pmcmd to perform almost the same things as with the Operations API. You can find more information about pmcmd in the Command Reference guide, part of the documentation set for both PowerCenter and the Informatica Platform; it contains one chapter specifically to describe how to work with pmcmd.

                         

                        And finally there's the Web Service Hub for PowerCenter. Assuming you have purchased the Web Services license for PowerCenter (if memory serves me right, please ask your Informatica sales representative for details), you can set up a so-called Web Service Hub (WSH) in the Administrator tool. The WSH provides - among a complete SOAP interface - a good lot of SOAP calls to interact with Integration Services and (to some extent) with the underlying Repository Services. Several of these SOAP calls cater for workflow and task execution and monitoring.

                         

                        Regards,

                        Nico

                        • 9. Re: Admin Console Monitoring
                          user126898 Guru

                          The IDP is no longer available for the newest versions.  See the 10.5 IDP guide screen shot below. 

                          I am double checking internally but we have not used this for a few years.

                           

                           

                          Thanks,

                          Scott

                           

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                          • 10. Re: Admin Console Monitoring
                            Nico Heinze Guru

                            Good to know, thanks a ton, Scott.

                             

                            Ok, under these circumstances of course I have to withdraw my previous post. Very bad what Informatica does there, but well, it's the decision of product management and not of customers.

                             

                            Thanks a million for the info, Scott.

                             

                            Regards,

                            Nico