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UIM - Cannot select devices or groups in CABI Availability Reports

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Article ID: 207369

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Products

DX Unified Infrastructure Management (Nimsoft / UIM)

Issue/Introduction

When trying to create a Device or Group Availability Report in CABI I can't see any device or group in the drop down menu under "Select Device". What am I missing? 

Cause

Possible causes:

1. The required QOS is not being gathered

2. Origin mismatch between user permissions in CABI and reports

Environment

Release : 20.3

Component : UIM - CABI

Resolution

1. The first thing to check is that the required data is gathered:

For Cabi Availability Report to work the following set of QOS are needed:

Check: Metrics for Availability Reports

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/ca-unified-infrastructure-management-probes/GA/dashboards/ca-business-intelligence-dashboards/library-of-ca-business-intelligence-reports-for-ca-uim/availability-reports.html

The availability report requires the following metrics (probes listed in bold):

QOS_SERVICE_AVAILABILITY (This metric is fetched using the icmp probe)

For Cloud and Virtual Devices, the Power State (Device up/Down status) is calculated using the following metrics:

azure - QOS_AZURE_INSTANCE_POWER_STATE
aws - QOS_AWS_INSTANCE_POWER_STATE
hub - QOS_POWER_STATE
hyperV - QOS_HYPERV_INSTANCE_POWER_STATE
nutanix - QOS_NUTANIX_INSTANCE_POWER_STATE
openstack
- QOS_OPENSTACK_INSTANCE_POWER_STATE
VMWare - QOS_VMWARE_INSTANCE_POWER_STATE

Note: for VMWARE Probe if QOS_VMWARE_INSTANCE_POWER_STATE is not found while configuring the probe the following QOS is needed:
QOS_VMWARE_VM_POWER_STATE

Only once these metrics are added to monitoring the Availability by Group or Device Reports will allowing data selection (it will allow device to be visible under the drop down menu)

To verify that data is already stored in the database the following queries can be ran:

Example for checking ICMP probe current data: 

a) Run:

select table_id,r_table from s_qos_data where qos like '%_POWER_STATE' order by source;
select table_id,r_table from s_qos_data where qos like '%_SERVICE_AVAILABILITY' order by source;

Exmple result:

709216 RN_QOS_DATA_0225
102494 RN_QOS_DATA_0225
102586 RN_QOS_DATA_0225

b) Now run the following query using the previous query results: 

select * from <RN_QOS_DATA_0***> where table_id = <table_id> ORDER BY sampletime DESC

Example: 

select * from RN_QOS_DATA_0225 where table_id = 709216 ORDER BY sampletime DESC

If the result shows current data then you know that the data is being collected correctly:

Example result:

709216 2021-01-27 11:36:02.000 100.00 0.00 600.00 -3600

2) If the above is checked and, in the Availabilty Reports is still not possible to see devices then verify the following KB and steps:

UIM - Availability by Group or Device Reports not allowing data selection

https://knowledge.broadcom.com/external/article?articleId=131896

Additional Information

UIM - Availability by Group or Device Reports not allowing data selection

https://knowledge.broadcom.com/external/article?articleId=131896

The following query can be helpful to understand what data is being reported for the last hour:

SELECT
def.source, 
def.nim_origin, 
def.probe, 
cb.met_description, 
def.target, def.qos, 
snap.samplevalue, 
snap.sampletime, 
def.r_table, 
def.table_id 
FROM S_QOS_DATA AS def 
join cm_configuration_item_metric cm on cm.ci_metric_id=def.ci_metric_id 
join cm_configuration_item_metric_definition cb on cm.ci_metric_type=cb.met_type 
JOIN S_QOS_SNAPSHOT AS snap ON snap.table_id = def.table_id 
WHERE snap.[sampletime] > dateadd(hour, -1, getdate()) 
AND def.qos like '%service_avail%'
or def.qos like '%_power_state%'
order by def.target asc

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