FileServer Directory Service

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File Server Directory

In Hyperic, a directory in a file system is represented by a platform servirce of type "FileServer Directory". Although a Hyperic Agent automatically discovers filesystems on a platform (see FileServer Mount Service, to monitor a particular directory, you must configure it manually.

Create FileServer Directory Service in Hyperic.

To create a FileServer Directory service.

  1. Navigate to the platform where the directory exists.

  2. Select New Platform Service from the Tools menu. 

  3. Name the service.

  4. Select "FileServer Directory" from the Service Type pull-down.

  5. Click Edit in the "Configuration Properties" section of the new service's Inventory page.

  6. On the Configuration Properties page, supply at least the required properties, described in the table below.

File Server Directory Service Configuration Options

Name

Description

Required

Example

Notes

path

Path to the directory

Yes

/Users/myfiles

HQ will check that the path exists

FileServer Directory Service Metrics

Each instance of a FileServer Directory service provides the following metrics:

Name

Alias

Units

Category

Default On

Default Interval

Last Modified Time

LastModified

epoch-millis

UTILIZATION

false

30 min

Last Change Time

LastChange

epoch-millis

UTILIZATION

false

30 min

Last Access Time

LastAccess

epoch-millis

UTILIZATION

false

30 min

Permissions

Permissions

none

UTILIZATION

false

30 min

Owner User Id

Uid

none

UTILIZATION

false

30 min

Owner Group Id

Gid

none

UTILIZATION

false

30 min

Availability

Availability

percentage

AVAILABILITY

true

10 min

Regular Files

Files

none

UTILIZATION

true

5 min

Subdirectories

Subdirs

none

UTILIZATION

true

5 min

Symbolic Links

Symlinks

none

UTILIZATION

false

5 min

Character Devices

Chrdevs

none

UTILIZATION

false

5 min

Block Devices

Blkdevs

none

UTILIZATION

false

5 min

Sockets

Sockets

none

UTILIZATION

false

5 min

Total

Total

none

UTILIZATION

true

5 min

Disk Usage

DiskUsage

B

UTILIZATION

false

5 min

Event Tracking

You can enable log tracking for a FileServer Directory service. If you do, the agent will log an event for responses that match the criteria you specify.

To enable log tracking, click the Enable Log Tracking box in the Monitoring section of the Configuration Properties page.

For information about Hyperic log tracking functionality and configuration options, and how to view log events, see Set Up Log Tracking for a Resource.