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Calculating Rule Threshold Settings Using the Configuration Advisor : Setting rules-related criteria

Setting rules-related criteria

Once you have completed your specific rule analysis, you have the necessary information to use the Configuration Advisor. The following procedure shows how to use the Configuration Advisor to calculate AppServer threshold values. Use these same steps to calculate WebSpeed threshold values, substituting the WebSpeed-specific rules and data for those shown in the procedure.
To initiate the Configuration Advisor:
1. From the grid frame for Resources, click the Edit icon to display the details page for the AppServer broker instance whose configuration advisor you want to initiate. Refer to Accessing OpenEdge Management resource information for the detailed steps.
2. Click Configuration Advisor in the Command and control section to view the Configuration Advisor page, as shown:
3. In the Start Date and End date fields, define a date range that OpenEdge Management will use to collect data from the OpenEdge Management Trend Database. (The default date range is one week.)
Keep these points in mind:
*A polled rule must currently be associated with a monitoring plan for it to be a candidate for the Configuration Advisor to process.
*Trending must have been set to True for a candidate rule for the time period you specify. This requirement ensures that data was trended to the OpenEdge Management Trend Database for this rule.
*The options to implement data collection for a broker resource for which you want to determine recommended rule threshold settings must have been selected.
*All rules associated with a given OpenEdge resource are individually evaluated against the rule-specific data retrieved from the OpenEdge Management Trend Database for a period of time you define.
4. In the Choose time period to analyze section, identify the time frame that defines a representative period of time for which the rules are generally active, or being used. This time frame is the period against which OpenEdge Management calculates the baseline activity. (The default time period, as shown in Step 2, is Sunday through Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM.)
5. In the Select rules (for analysis) section, click the polled rules that you want the Configuration Advisor to use to calculate threshold settings.
Only those polled rules that are currently defined in existing monitoring plans for a broker resource can be candidates for processing by the Configuration Advisor. The Configuration Advisor presents these rules in this section with a check mark associated with the rule to indicate that the Configuration Advisor will calculate new settings. (In the sample shown in Step 2, the Configuration Advisor determined that there are five rules that are associated with this broker resource's existing monitoring plans. The Configuration Advisor will attempt to provide recommended values for these rules.)
This requirement ensures that data was trended to the OpenEdge Management Trend Database for this rule.
6. Click Submit.
As the Configuration Advisor attempts to calculate the rules threshold settings, the following information appears, reporting the progress of each calculation it is performing:
Depending upon the criteria that you set on the initial Configuration Advisor page, the number of rules you selected, and other factors such as your machine's speed, this calculation process could take some time.
Note: Once you click Submit, you can elect to go to another page and perform some other action. You can return to the Configuration Advisor at a later time to check status and/or result details.
When all calculations have been completed and reported, the Configuration Advisor presents the calculated results. See Understanding the recommended threshold settings for details.