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Monitoring Your Configuration Environment

The Configuration Database is the backbone of your configuration environment. Management Framework provides several scripts that you can use to monitor the performance and the health of your Configuration Database.

Configuration Database monitoring is based on a set of scripts to retrieve statistics from the Configuration Database that you can use to determine the potential or present issues that affect the performance and health of the database and your data. The database scripts used for monitoring are distributed as part of the Configuration Database Maintenance Scripts IP, in the /tools folder. Scripts are available for the MSSQL, Oracle, and PostgreSQL Database Management Systems, and can be run on Configuration Server Database Schema version 8.1 and newer.

Each script can be run against the Configuration Database at any time without stopping Configuration Server or restricting its access to the database.

Each script generates CSV-formatted output containing key metrics, and includes a header. The output can be used for further analysis, using tools that allow CSV processing, such as Microsoft Excel. You can view the output on screen, in a text editor, or import it into an application that displays the file in a spreadsheet, such as Microsoft Excel. You can also search for, and view, objects using Genesys Administrator.

The following performance scripts are available:

  • csv_objtype_sizes.sql: This script calculates usage for major types of configuration objects.
  • csv_largest10_objbytype.sql: This script enables you to determine if any particular object of a given type is significantly larger than the others.
  • csv_biggerthan_objbytype.sql: This script helps you identify the number of configuration objects per object type that impact performance the most, and/or are out of the range of expected size for this type.

Refer to Monitoring Performance of Configuration Environment for more information about these scripts.

The following health monitoring scripts are available:

  • csv_search_backslash.sql: This script, for PostgreSQL databases only, enables you to ensure that options containing two or more sequential backslash characters (\\) are the result of an incorrect setting in the PostgreSQL database.
  • csv_search_duplicates_flex_prop.sql: This script enables you to determine if any objects of a given type contain duplicate Annex records.
  • search_orphan_flex_prop.sql: This script reports any orphaned Annex options.
  • csv_check_cfg_max_dbid.sql: This script provides metrics about the validity of the DBID for each object type, all <object-type> Group types, and the history log.

Refer to Monitoring Health of Configuration Environment for more information about these scripts.

Limitations

The scripts do not support the following:

  • Configuration Database version 8.1 or earlier with a non-English locale
  • PostgreSQL DBMS prior to version 9.0

Viewing the Script Output

The output of the scripts can be viewed in several ways:

  • Display the output on your screen.
  • Save the output to a .csv file and open it in a text editor.
  • Save the output to a .csv file and import it into a spreadsheet, such as Microsoft Excel.
  • Save the output to a .csv file and upload it into Genesys Administrator, as described below.

Viewing Script Output in Genesys Administrator

You can upload the .csv file into Genesys Administrator version 8.1.309.02 or later. You can then click any object in the list to view the object itself, searching for it if necessary. You can also filter the list by object name and/or type and export it to another .csv file. Use the following steps:

Step 1: Upload the file and display it

To upload the file generated by the scripts, set the new search-by-csv-file-mode option to true in the new [SpecialSearchProperties] section of the Genesys Administrator object. Then, in Genesys Administrator, navigate to Provisioning > Search, click Choose File, and select the file. Click the Search button to display the contents of the file.

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Step 2: Export results to another file.

To export search results to another .csv file, set the new search-to-csv-export-mode option to true in the same section of the Genesys Administrator object, then click Export.

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This page was last edited on June 5, 2017, at 17:52.

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