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UIM - Build a URL Response Availability Report

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Article ID: 256000

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Products

DX Unified Infrastructure Management (Nimsoft / UIM)

Issue/Introduction

We are currently monitoring URL-Response using the probe url_response probe.

How can we generate an Availability Report using UIM, Cabi, or the Operator console? 

Environment

Release : UIM 20.4

Cause

Guidance 

Resolution

There is no out-of-the-box URL_RESPONSE Availability Report. 

So, to build an effective URL Availability report you will have to use one of the following custom options. 

 

First of all, with URL_RESPONSE you can monitor response time and other QOS measures available.

To have an availability report the metric that can be used is "Sub-String Found" 
 

The example below shows the different options: 

 

Below we are m monitoring the URL www.tmb.cat 

To know if the URL is actually available we can search for a substring of our choice from the returned content.  And look for the substring:

 

 

 

 

and enable sub-string found metric: 

 

 

 
The metric (QOS_URL_SUBSTRING_FOUND) will be 1 when it's found and NULL when it's not found

 

Once you have collected this metric you have different options for creating graphs:

 

 

 

You can use the metric viewer: 

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/unified-infrastructure-management/20-4/configuring-and-viewing-monitoring-data/view-the-metrics-palette.html

 

 


 

You can create a custom CABI Report as the below: 

(To build such CABI Report follow the instructions --> How to create customized reports using UIM CABI )

In the report below it is showing the state is up all the time:

 


 

Alternatively, you can use the SLM application and create SLA Reports (broadcom.com)

 
 

 

View the SLA Report: 

 

 
 

 

Here is how the exported PDF Looks like: 

 


 

 

The above are the options available with UIM for building a URL Availability Report. 

Additional Information

UIM - Add a CABI Custom Reports to Operator Console (broadcom.com)

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