Cisco UCS Manager Insight Pack

Posted: October 5, 2015 Modified: October 9, 2015


Overview

The Cisco UCS Manager Insight Pack gives operational administrators and users the ability to use IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis to analyze traffic on their installed Cisco devices running Cisco UCS Manager. Users can monitor messages that are generated during normal network operations (based on log content) showing the type and severity of any concerns. When noticing peaks they can then drill down into the messages of concern to address potential problems.

Cisco UCS Manager Insight Pack Event Health Summary Dashboard
Cisco UCS Manager Insight Pack Event Health Summary Dashboard

The Cisco UCS Manager Insight Pack Event Dashboard uses the UCS Manager log content to provide a summary of the health of the connected UCS Managed systems. For example the types of events occurred and message types during the last day.

Cisco UCS Manager Insight Pack Event Dashboard
Cisco UCS Manager Insight Pack Event Dashboard Severities

The Cisco UCS Manager Insight Pack Event Dashboard Severities uses the UCS Manager log content to depict the trend of messages. On the Severity Trend Last Day chart, the Bar Graph shows different type of severities that occurred and their count to understand the health of the UCS system. On the Severities on each UCS chart, the bubble graph shows multiple UCS system severities and their count for the last day. The charts plot the data for last day by default, you may change the relative time interval as per the need.

Additional information

The Cisco UCS system message logging process allows the system to report and save important error and notifications messages to a remote logging server. These syslog messages include messages in a standardized format (often called system error messages) and output from debug commands. These messages are generated during network operation to assist users with identifying the type and severity of a problem, or to aid users in monitoring Cisco UCS activity. Syslog messages can be sent to remote hosts.

As a prerequisite the Cisco UCS Manager must be configured to send the log messages to a Linux syslog server. The Linux default Syslog location can be used to capture the UCS manager syslog output for use in the Log Analysis server. A Syslog Server is needed to receive the syslogs transferred from UCS Manager and capture them in a local file, and IBM Log Analysis server has the access to read the same file either remotely or locally.

Refer to the Insight Pack documentation for additional information on the Insight Packs and steps for installing and configuring.

Training Information

Review the following video for information on using and setting up the Insight Pack.


Training and overview presentation used in the training video.

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IBM Operations Analytics-Log Analysis Insight Packs for Networks- Premium Install License

Released: 29 September 2015
Version: 1.1.0.0
Cost: License Fee
Support: Supported

Resources

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Requirements

  • IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis version 1.3.0 or above
  • Cisco UCS Software Release 2.2 or later
  • Purchased “IBM Operations Analytics-Log Analysis Insight Packs for Networks- Premium Install License” for each installed Insight Pack.

Support

This package is subject to the License terms included with the Insight Pack, along with those displayed upon download.

To report a problem with deploying this entry, entitled customers may contact the country specific IBM support channel, reference the IBM Worldwide Directory. Also use the “Support” link to access the support site for IBM Operations Analytics – Log Analysis information.