Sysload: What are Entities

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Last Modified Date : 30/11/2018
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Introduction:
  • Entities provide a method of fine-tuning Agents in order to attain a broader scope of the monitoring
  • They help identify and monitor specific workloads
- For example: assessing the impact of an application or user on CPU and Memory
Entities - Real time
 
Question:
Sysload categorizes Entities into "types" according to their function and definition method:
  • Application:
- Enables Entity analysis of specific applications by tracking processes
  • User:
- Enables Entity analysis of specific applications by tracking user or group of users (and processes)
- Prefer using User instead of Application to track all processes run under a specific user (The Agent Collector will consume less resources)
  • Service: 
- Enables Entity analysis of a Windows service
  • Storage (also called Storage Space)
- Creates an Entity for a file system or a group of file systems
- Mainly used to report on storage space consumption by Applications (by duplicating storage consumption metrics in the Application domain)
Environment:
Sysload Agents

Different Agent types have different Entity types:
  • Sysload Agent for Windows:  Application, User, Service and Storage Space
  • Sysload Agent for Unix: Application, User, Storage Space
  • Sysload Agent for OS/400: User, Application
Answer:
How are Entities Defined, Managed and Applied?
Entities are defined, managed and applied in Analyst Rich Client (Console); using Entity Models

Where a "Model" is a list of Entites (a container)?
Two types of Models exists:
  • Local Entity Model (superseded by Enterprise)
  • Enterprise Entity Model
Additional Information:
How to create an entity (EN) : https://communities.ca.com/message/242067639
How to create an entity (FR) : https://communities.ca.com/message/242067634

Sample Entities for Sysload Modules : https://marketplace.automic.com/details/sample-entities-for-sysload-modules

For more information, please consult the section "Defining and Managing Enterprise Models" on our website.