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MQ Monitoring: Monitor the same Qmgr name on different hosts in one agent configuration.yaml
Monitor the same name Qmgr on different hosts in one agent configuration.yaml is not supported for MQ sensor. MQ sensor can monitor the same name Qmgr on different hosts, but need to be monitored from different agent host.
MQ sensor support RDQM Qmgrs by 2 solutions:
- Monitoring the same name Qmgr on each RDQM host by local monitoring, that is, don't set host and IP in MQ configurations on 2 or 3 hosts, and Qmgr will be displayed interface part in each host as local monitoring way. Thus Qmgr with physical IP/physical host name will be displayed, as QmgrName@IP. By this way, when this Qmgr is in active status, Qmgr metrics data will be displayed; when it is not active, no data will be shown. And the data for each Qmgr is for when it is in active status.
- Monitoring the same name Qmgrs with floating IP, that is , to set host and IP for MQ sensor in agent configuration.yaml, and by this way, Qmgr will be displayed as a separated box as QmgrName@IP in infrastructure view by remote monitoring way. And Qmgr will display data when it is in active status, no matter which host the Qmgr is active on. By this mode, all historical data is on one Qmgr, but it can't show which host the active qmgr is running on.
The enhancement would be for the sensor to handle multiple queuemanager and broker with same name. The business reason is because the team might not know/look for local hosted solution on the prod server and broker and associated queue manager will be sitting behind load balancer can have the same name on different servers.
A suggested approach would be to use hostname + brokername together wherever possible to distinguish.
Instana IIB and MQ not handling broker and QM with same name on different host
We will need this feature in case same broker name is sitting behind load balancer on two servers. Whenever any issue happens then we switch to standby server as same broker with same name is configure on primary and standby servers. We need monit...
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