Friday, July 24, 2009

Monitoring Apache Http Server from Enterprise Manager

Enterprise Manager Grid Control allows monitor Generic Apache Http Server. In this blog, I will outline the steps required to discover Apache Server.

Note that if you are using Oracle Http Server you do not have to go thru this process and it is automatically discovered and EM provides better management capabilities for Oracle Http Sever.

In order to discover Apache Http Server, you have to have navigate to the Agent Page for the host where Apache Http Server is running and then select Add Apache Http Server as shown in the figure below:

You will be prompted with the discovery page as shown in the following figure.

You have to enter the details for the http server. Only the config file directory and bin directory are required. The other parameters are optional and required only when you want to use End-user Monitoring feature. Oracle recommends to use another product named Oracle Real User Experience Insight to monitor end-user experience.

After you complete these details, the Apache Http Server will be discovered.

You can monitor the Apache Http Server as shown below:

This is really helpful for customers who use Apache Server alonghwith WebLogic Server.

Have a nice weekend!