Data-Source Distribution Guidelines

Introduction to the Data-Source Distribution Guidelines

When you add multiple Monitors to your organization, ControlUp automatically deploys them as a cluster. Each Monitor in the cluster is assigned particular roles it is responsible for filling.
In order to minimize latency, a separate Site should be created for each physical location that is to be monitored. The site should be configured to include all the Monitors, and all the data sources they monitor, that are situated in that location.
For High Availability, an additional Monitor should be set up at each monitored Site as a backup.
Additional information:
• Introduction to ControlUp Monitor Clusters in v8
• Sizing Guidelines for ControlUp v8.x
• ControlUp Monitor

A Data-Source is any logical resource in your organization that is monitored by ControlUp.  For example, physical and virtual machines, hypervisors, XenDesktops, NetScalers, etc.

Merging of data by association index is only performed per Site and not for the entire organization. Because of this, related data sources should be assigned to the same site. For example, if you have in your organization a Hypervisor connection, ControUp agent installed on the VMs, and a EUC connection of the environment that the same VMs are part of, they should all be monitored within the same ControlUp Site. 

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Managing the Organization's Data Sources in multi Site Configuration

In the next steps, we'll explain how to access the data-sources management window in order for them to be managed by the ControlUp administrator in the organization. 

  1.  In the real-time console of v8.1 and above, select the Settings tab,
  2. Click  Monitors.
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  3. The monitor window will appear. Within the menu bar, click Settings.
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  4. From the right-side panel, click on Data Sources (this tab will only be available when multisite is configured).
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    The folder structure you see in this window will be identical to the folder structure in the real-time console. 

You can delegate Site association in the Site column and choose which site to associate with the specific data source. You can delegate Site association on machines, folders, hypervisors, etc. 

Here are some examples;

  • If you have a VM which resides under the London site, the machine will need to be configured here to be associated with the London site. 
  • If your VMware datacenter is located on the London site, you can associate that data source with London. Simply change the settings in the Data Sources settings window and the monitor will perform the change. 

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When assigning a hypervisor to a specific site, you will need to change the site association to the VMs under the same hypervisor which is in the folder structure as well.
For example, if 'Nurse-PC' (VM) resides on 'VMware Demo1', we'll change the site performance on the hypervisors as well as the machine. See the image below for reference. 

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Note: If you move/drag a machine on folder A which is associated with Site A to a new folder, for example, folder B which is associated with Site B, the Site switch will not occur automatically. You will need to perform the change in the Data Sources settings window. 

Data Sources Quickview & Connection State

You can also view the Data Sources tab and see which data source is connected to which monitor specifically and see the status of the connection.

  • In the Monitor window, click on the Data Sources tab -
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    In the image above, we can see that 'Win10GPU-1' is connected to the 'CUMONITOR01' monitor. 
    • You can also click Show under the Status column and see the connection status.
      If the machine is connected successfully. it will state Ready for VMs and Connected for hypervisors\XD sites and will state the initial connection time e.g.:
      mceclip0.pngIf the data source is not connected, a detailed description of the issue will be presented. E.g:
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