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Sync/vSync Settings

From the Hyper-V host or VMware vCenter server Element’s Info page, you can configure how Uptime Infrastructure Monitor polls the server’s topology for changes, and what Uptime Infrastructure Monitor does when changes are encountered.

Using alert and action profiles, you can configure an extensive set of behaviors depending on what changes occur with the topology. This means you can bundle virtual server events with the those you normally track in your physical infrastructure.

For example, if your VMware vSphere environment is configured to dynamically allocate more compute resources to a specific department at a specific time of year (e.g., the end of the fiscal year for the accounting department), you can use Uptime Infrastructure Monitor to detect CPU changes to the appropriate resource pool, and confirm this action in a log.

See Virtual System Configuration Mirroring for more information on the types of virtual system events that Uptime Infrastructure Monitor watches for.

Sync/
vSync Configuration Settings (vCenter)

The following settings are used to configure Sync/a VMware vCenter server’s vSync behavior:

Alert Profiles

A list of alert profiles (listed in alphabetical order) that are triggered when new

Hyper-V hosts, ESX hosts, or VMs

VMs or ESX hosts belonging to the VMware vCenter server are discovered when

Sync/

vSync scans the VMware topology.

Action Profiles

A list of action profiles (listed in alphabetical order) that are triggered when

new Hyper-V hosts, ESX hosts, or VMs

new VMs or ESX hosts belonging to the VMware vCenter server are discovered when

Sync/

vSync scans the VMware topology.

Default Basic Performance Data Polling Interval

(vCenter only)
The amount of time, in minutes, that Uptime Infrastructure Monitor waits between metric data retrieval operations for newly discovered ESX servers.

Select the Apply to Existing ESX Servers check box to have this modified polling interval applied to all ESX servers that are part of the VMware vCenter server’s topology, and the Uptime Infrastructure Monitor inventory. Any ESX server whose polling rates are individually changed conforms to this new global setting.

Default Advanced Performance Data Polling Interval

(vCenter only)

The advanced data settings perform the same functions as those above, but are for advanced VMware vSphere metrics.

 

Sync Configuration Settings (Hyper-V)

The following settings are used to configure a Hyper-V server’s Sync behavior:

Automatically remove deleted elements

A switch that allows you to set Sync to automatically remove deleted elements form inventory upon discovery.

Collect Virtual Machine data

A switch that allows you to control the discovery and monitoring of virtual machines and their performance data.

Warning

Switching this option frequently is not recommended as changes will take some time to complete and result in mass creation/deletion of VMs.

Alert Profiles

A list of alert profiles (listed in alphabetical order) that are triggered when new virtual machines belonging to the VM server are discovered when Sync scans the Hyper-V topology.

Action Profiles

A list of action profiles (listed in alphabetical order) that are triggered when new VMs belonging to the VM server are discovered when Sync scans the Hyper-V topology.

Changing Sync/vSync Settings

To modify how Sync/vSync mirrors a Hyper-V host or VMware vCenter server Element’s configuration in Uptime Infrastructure Monitor, do the following:

  1. In the Infrastructure panel, click the gear icon beside the Hyper-V host or VMware vCenter server, then in the pop-menu, select View.
  2. On the Element profile page, ensure the Info tab is selected.
  3. In the Sync or vSync section, click Edit Settings.
  4. Make changes to Sync/vSync settings as needed:
    • modify the alert profile or action profile lists for newly discovered VMs in the specified Infrastructure group
    • modify the alert profile or action profile lists for newly discovered Hyper-V host or ESX servers in the specified Infrastructure group
    • modify the ESX server polling intervals, and indicate whether this change is to be retroactively applied to all known ESX servers

      Info

      The polling intervals modified here apply only to newly-discovered ESX servers via vSync. Whether individually configured, or from a previous global setting, existing ESX server Elements in Uptime Infrastructure Monitor use older intervals, unless you use the Apply to Existing ESX Servers option.

  5. Click Save.
Manually Resyncing Uptime Infrastructure Monitor with a Hyper-V or vCenter Topology

To force Uptime Infrastructure Monitor to resync with a Hyper-V or VMware vCenter server (i.e., search for new VMs and ESX servers, metric data for monitored Elements, and changes to the topology), do the following:

  1. In the Infrastructure panel, click the gear icon beside the Hyper-V host or VMware vCenter server, then in the pop-menu, select View.
  2. On the Element profile page, ensure the Info tab is selected.
  3. In the Sync or vSync section, click Resync Now.

A Resyncing status update persists until Uptime Infrastructure Monitor has completed the Sync/vSync process. Once the sync operation is complete, the polling intervals configured for the server is reset.