Server Monitoring and Job Management

Advanced server monitoring and job management features have made troubleshooting server related errors and managing jobs easier for administrators. Proactively monitoring server health, preventing server downtimes, and identifying the causes of server failure is also made possible with the improved server monitoring and logging capabilities.

Moreover, a diagnostic file can be generated in case of server failure that contains information such as server status, server health, active connections, installed drivers etc. Administrators can use this information to troubleshoot and fix the problems.

The server monitoring features that we will discuss in this article are:

  • Using Job Monitor to monitor jobs scheduled on the server

  • Viewing Server Properties

  • Creating Diagnostics File to troubleshoot server related issues

  • Viewing Server Information

  • Managing cluster databases through Cluster Monitor and Settings

Let’s go over each of these one by one.

Job Monitor

The Job Monitor will show you information regarding all the jobs (running, scheduled, or executed) on the Astera server.

The Job Monitor provides users with the following details:

  1. Job ID

  2. Parent

  3. Priority

  4. Job Type

  5. Server

  6. Job File

  7. Job Name

  8. Queued

  9. Started

  10. Duration

  11. Status

  12. Scheduled Job

  13. Email Status

  14. Records Read

  15. Error Records

  16. Warning Records

  17. User

To open the Job Monitor, go to Server Explorer > Right-Click on Default > Job Monitor.

Server Properties

The Server Connection Properties window gives information about the cluster database and options for the diagnostics file. It can also be used to change the cluster database connection at any instance.

To open the Server Properties, go to Server Explorer > Right-click on the connected Server node > Server Properties. A Server Connection Properties screen will open.

Generating a Diagnostics File

A diagnostics file is generated in case of server failure or downtime. The diagnostics file is used to troubleshoot the causes for failure or downtime. It works as a performance and health monitor for Astera’s server.

Information included in the diagnostics file is as follows:

  • Operating System

  • Machine Information

  • Error Information

  • Server Information

To generate a diagnostics file, go to Server Explorer > Right-Click on the connected server node > Generate Diagnostics File. It will ask you for a file path where you want to save the file.

Once the file is saved, you can open the file from the given file path, and an XML file will open.

Server Information

To view details related to the server, Astera provides information regarding the connected server and machine through this option for easier management.

The Server Information screen will show the following specifics:

  1. Server Information

  2. Licensing Information

  3. System Information

  4. Server Snapshot

To access Server Information, go to Server Explorer > Right-Click on the connected server node > Show Server Information.

Cluster Monitor and Settings

The Cluster Monitor and settings help in managing the cluster database that you have made for Astera.

To open the Cluster Monitor, go to the Server Explorer > Right Click on Default > Cluster Monitor.

In the Cluster Settings panel, you can:

  • General: Give staging and deployment directory paths.

  • Mail Setup: Provide credentials to support mailing for job automation.

  • Path Mapping: Provide alternate paths for directory.

To open the Cluster Settings panel, go to the Server Explorer > Right Click on Default > Cluster Settings.

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