IV62689: ADD ABILITY TO LAUNCH-IN-CONTEXT FROM THE PORTAL CLIENT TO IBM SMARTCLOUD ANALYTICS - LOG ANALYSIS (SCALA).
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Add ability to launch-in-context from the portal client to IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis (SCALA). This APAR addresses TEP clients running on Windows platforms only. Follow on APAR IV67428 will address the ability to use Scala integration when running TEP clients on Linux.
Add support for launch-in-context to IBM SmartCloud(R) Analytics - Log Analysis (SCALA) from the portal client. Log data associated with an application can be searched to find the root cause of a problem experienced by users such as slowness or a failure. IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis (SCALA) provides the search capability. Application log data and performance data are brought together to help provide the root cause of a problem experienced by applications, and expedite problem resolution. From the portal client, SCALA can be launched-in-context. When a component in the navigator is selected and a search term and time range are entered, the SCALA results that are specific to the selected component are displayed in a new browser tab (only Firefox browser is supported by SCALA) or built-in browser. In order for this APAR to be properly implemented in your environment, a new environment variable has been added. See the "Install Actions" section of the APAR conclusion for more details.
Install Actions: To use the search function, identify the IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis server whose indexes are to be searched. The SCALA server must have data sources configured that take log data from one or more components that comprise the applications that you are monitoring. Data sources need to be created with the fully qualified host name of the host where the monitored resource resides. The search function on the portal client is not shown until you configure SCALA search server. You can update kfwenv file to specify the host name and port number where SCALA is installed. KFW_SCALA_HOST=<SCALA server hostname> KFW_SCALA_PORT=<SCALA server port> The search function uses host name information that is derived from the navigator item in context. Data sources that are created with the IP address for the host name attribute are not included in the search. Desktop and JWS client deployments: ---------------------------------- - When launching out from TEP desktop or JWS clients, SCALA results are displayed in a stand-alone WebRenderer browser. - Since SCALA server can only run in Firefox, general.useragent.override property associated with WebRenderer browser that specifies its browser type, version, Operating system (OS) version and other relevant information had to be set to the default value of - The value of cnp.browser.useragent.override can be modified in Manage Tivoli Enterprise Monitoring Services via Advanced -> Edit Variables - To view SCALA results using Firefox, as the default browser, modify the value of cnp.scala.external.browser to true Limit hostnames list derived from context: ------------------------------------------ The search function uses host name information that is derived from the navigator item in context. If the navigator item consists of a large number of hostnames all datasources will be searched. The default list limit is 10 but it can be changed in kfwenv file using KFW_CMW_REQUEST_LIST_LIMIT Example of use: --------------- About this task: Take the following steps to locate specific log entries that might correlate to a problem you are investigating, such as message ID of a WebSphere(R) Application error. Procedure: 1. Select the context that you want to search within. For example, navigate to a Log Analysis report under WebSphere Application. 2. Enter the text to find in the log files. For example, enter ADM* to look for WebSphere Application Server message IDs that start with ADM. 3. To find data from a time range other than the last hour, click the clock icon and select a different period. 4. Click Search. Results: All log entries that contain the search text in the context of the current navigator selection are displayed in a new browser tab. The browser window is named for the context, such as "Log Analysis for MySystem:LZ". What to do next: Review the search results. The search field can be used to further refine the results. Another entry can also be selected in the navigator to change the search results for the context. The fix for this APAR is contained in the following maintenance packages: | fix pack | 6.3.0-TIV-ITM-FP0003
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