|Oracle® Communications Service Broker Netra 6000 High Availability Manager Administrator's Guide
Part Number E20234-01
This chapter provides an overview of the Oracle Communications Service Broker Netra 6000 High Availability Manager (HA Manager) configuration and administration tasks.
You configure and administer HA Manager using the browser-based GUI consoles. This chapter provides an overview of the configuration and administration tasks you perform through each console.
HA Manager includes the following consoles:
System Administration Console: Use to monitor HA Manager performance and configure network connectivity for the HA Manager server modules.
The following sections describe the tasks you perform with this console
Signaling Servers Administration Console: Use to configure HA Manager Signaling Servers and upgrade them as needed. See "Configuring Signaling Traffic with the Signaling Servers Administration Console" for information about the tasks you perform with this console.
Processing Servers Administration Console: Use to configure HA Manager Processing Servers and upgrade Processing Servers as needed. See "Configuring Processing Traffic with the Processing Servers Administration Console" for information about the tasks you perform with this console.
You use the System Administration Console to perform HA Manager external configuration tasks, and the Signaling Servers Administration Console and Processing Servers Administration Console to perform internal configuration tasks. Chapter 2, "Getting Started" and Chapter 4, "Connecting to the Network" describe the default HA Manager configuration. Those chapters also list the configuration steps you need to perform to get your HA Manager deployment up and running, and to update it if necessary.
Figure 3-1 shows the System Administration Console. Change Center buttons are displayed above the System, Log, Alarms, and Network Configuration tabs. The System tab is highlighted and its Overview, Chassis 0, Statistics, and Hardware MBeans subtabs are displayed, with the Overview tab highlighted.
Figure 3-1 shows the Overview subtab page that displays CPU performance graphs for blades in Slots 3, 4, 5 and 6. These blades are all currently at 0% of capacity, but the graphs show significant recent CPU usage.
This section explains the Change Center buttons that you use to control changes in HA Manager consoles and navigate among the consoles.
Figure 3-2 shows the following Change Center buttons used by all HA Manager consoles:
Lock and Edit (pencil): Use to enable changes in HA Manager consoles.
Commit (check mark): Use to confirm changes in HA Manager consoles.
Work Offline/Online (green/grey circle): Use to take your deployment offline and back online. You use this button primarily for upgrades and server fixes.
Open Console (green plus sign): Use to navigate among the HA Manager consoles.
The System Administration Console includes monitoring tools you can use to ensure that the system is running efficiently. The monitoring tools can be divided into two main categories:
Real-time monitoring tools that show the state of a running HA Manager deployment. The System Administration Console provides graphs that represent the real-time performance of each blade, server, and process. It includes a performance statistics page that provides performance information in a numerical format, and a save-to-file option. See "Real-time Monitoring Tools" for more information.
Additional monitoring tools that you use as needed. These tools include the System Administration Console Log, Alarms, and Statistics tabs. These tabs list important administration messages that you consult as needed. See "Additional Monitoring Tools" for more information.
You perform system administrative and monitoring tasks as follows:
Assess the general performance of an HA Manager deployment using the System tab's Overview subtab. The Overview subtab provides a summary view of the servers running on each blade. To ensure that this subtab displays the metrics useful for your deployment, see "Configuring How Monitoring Data Is Displayed" and follow the instructions.
Administer individual servers on individual blades using the System tab's Chassis subtab. You can start, shut down, restart individual servers on blades, or set the servers in safe or administrative mode. You can use the Compare menu option to select any number of servers and compare their performance. See "Administering Processes, Servers, and Hardware Components with the System Administration Console" for more information.
View recent performance using the Timer slider at the bottom of each Domain page tab and subtab. The HA Manager saves the last few hours of real-time activity for you to view using the Timer Slider, shown in Figure 3-3. To view activity at any point in the session, use the slider to return to the specific time you are interested in.
Figure 3-3 shows the bottom of the Server Console with the Timer Slider circled at a point 48 minutes and 43 seconds prior to the present time.
Use the following tabs and subtabs in the System Administration Console to monitor HA Manager performance as needed:
Log: Displays a list of HA Manager hardware and software events logged by the Worker Blades and HA Manager software. See Chapter 8, "Logging" for details.
Alarms: Displays a list of HA Manager alarm messages. See Chapter 10, "Managing Alarms" for details.
Statistics: Provides system performance information in numerical format. You can save these statistics to a file. See Chapter 6, "Managing Statistics" for details.
The Signaling Servers Administration Console and the Processing Servers Administration Console also offer options for saving statistics.
This section describes how to configure the HA Manager System Administration Console to display the visual metrics applicable to your deployment.
Clicking the Settings button (wrench) on the upper right corner of the System Administration Console displays the Settings dialog box.
The Settings dialog box contains the following options:
General: Selects the processing metrics to display, such as whether to display CPU or heap usage for each blade.
Appearance: Specifies how to display the processing metrics, such as what color to make the CPU or heap usage graphs.
Filters: Limits the metrics displayed. For example, use this pane to limit the processing display to a single protocol.
Figure 3-4 shows the Settings dialog box and the Settings button (circled). The Settings dialog box includes the General, Appearance, and Filters subtabs.
In the Settings dialog box, you use the General tab to select the metrics to display in the various System Administration Console tabs and subtabs:
Slot: Specifies the metric to display on the System Overview subtab. The options are: CPU and Sessions.
Processing Server: Specifies the metrics to display in the Processing Server System tab's Chassis subtab. The options are: CPU, Heap Usage, and Sessions.
Signaling Server: Specifies the metrics to display in the Signaling Server System tab's Chassis subtab. The options are: CPU, Heap Usage, Work Manager Queue, and Event Rate.
Refresh speed: Specifies how often the display is refreshed. The options are Slow (every 3 seconds), Normal (every 1.5 seconds), Fast (every .5 seconds).
Show y-axis label and Show value meter check boxes: Shows the y-axis label and value meter respectively.
In the Settings dialog box, you use the Appearance tab to specify how the metrics you selected in the General tab appear. This tab includes the following subtabs:
Work Manager Queue
For each of these subtabs:
Sets the Y-scale to one of the following:
Automatic: Automatically calculates the Y-axis data graph to the size of your window. This is the default option.
Manual: Resets the Y-axis scale to a value you specify
Color: Displays the standard color editor in which you define RGB values
Width: Changes the width of the graph lines in pixels
In the Settings dialog box, you use the Filters tab for the following:
Session: Adding application MBean names to the MBean Name field limits the Activity Monitor activity displayed to applications for those MBeans.
Work Manager Queue: Adding items to the Protocol Adapter field limits the display to activity for just those protocols.
Event Rate: Setting the Protocol Adapter Bundle and the Event Category
You administer HA Manager processes from the System Administration Console.
The System Administration Console and its subtabs use color-coding to specify the state of each processes. For example, green indicates a running process and red a stopped process. See "Monitoring" in Chapter 5, "Managing and Monitoring Hardware and Processes" for details about the colors and states they represent.
You perform HA Manager administration tasks by selecting a component such as a Processing Server, and right-clicking to select a task from the menu.
Figure 3-5 shows the administration tasks available for the selected Processing Domain (outlined in yellow) in the System tab's Chassis subtab. The menu displays the following administration tasks:
Go to Running
Go to Admin
Go to Safe
You can perform the following administration actions in the System Administration Console subtabs:
System tab, Overview subtab:
Power On: Starts the selected blades
Power Off: Shuts down the selected blades
Reset: Shuts down and restarts the selected blades
Compare: Opens a page displaying only the servers you have selected. You can name and save the comparison for later retrieval.
System tab, Chassis subtab, Worker Blades:
Go to Running: Puts the selected server(s) in Running state
Go to Admin: Puts the selected server(s) in Administrative state
Go to Safe: Puts the selected server(s) in Safe mode
Shutdown: Gracefully shuts down the selected servers
Force Shutdown: Forces the selected servers to shut down when a graceful shutdown is not possible
Restart: Shuts down and restarts the server
Terminate: Uses a
System tab, Chassis subtab, Bootstrap Blades:
Stop: Stops the selected server process
Start: Starts the selected server process
Terminate: Uses the a
See Chapter 5, "Managing and Monitoring Hardware and Processes" for more information about administering your HA Manager processes.
Use the Managed Upgrades tab to upgrade both the HA Manager software and firmware on individual blades as upgrades become available. You can do this in one of the following ways:
Online: Configuration updates are propagated to all servers in the domain as changes are made
Offline: Updates are saved to the domain configuration directory and propagated to servers only when they are restarted
The JMX MBeans interface is provided in the Administration Console's System tab, Hardware MBeans subtab, in which you make changes to the HA Manager Hardware controls and settings.
Figure 3-6 shows the System Administration Console with the Hardware MBeans subtab highlighted. The left pane shows the N6000 MBeans navigation tree with the SUN_NetraCard with the selected blade's ID BL8-8;1d-81 highlighted. The right pane shows the selected blade's BL8-8;1d-81 configuration options that you can change, including the ID and the RelativeLocation fields.
The Hardware MBeans subtab offers a subset of available hardware controls and settings. If an ID is listed in the navigation tree but the right side of the pane is empty, you cannot change the settings for the selected blade using the System Administration Console. Instead, use the CMM ILOM Web interface to change the settings.
For details on changing MBean settings using ILOM, see the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 documentation.
For details on understanding and using Service Broker MBeans, see "Configuration MBeans Overview" in the Oracle Communications Service Broker Configuration Guide.
You use the Network Configuration tab to configure the parameters for internal and external network traffic. In this tab, you can set configurations for each blade in a chassis or global configurations that apply to all blades. The Network Configuration tab contains a navigation pane on the left and a configuration pane on the right. Clicking the Global node in the navigation tree displays external network traffic connectivity settings such as NTP, DNS, and OAM.
Expanding the Chassis node and clicking the Slot node in the navigation tree displays the internal traffic configuration settings for SIP/Diameter and SIGTRAN traffic.
Figure 3-7 shows the Network Configuration tab with Slot 2 selected. The configuration pane on the right shows the SIP/Diameter and SIGTRAN settings with the default IP Address and subnet Mask specified for Slot 2. The traffic Type boxes show STATIC.
See Chapter 4, "Connecting to the Network" for details on configuring network traffic for your HA Manager deployment.
This section briefly explains the tasks that you perform using the HA Manager Signaling Servers Administration Console. Display this console using the Open Console button in the console Change Center. See "Using the Change Center to Work With Consoles" for details.
The Signaling Servers Administration Console includes the OCSB navigation tree that you use to:
Configure traffic among the Signaling Servers. Signaling Servers (marked as SSUs) are found on the HA Manager Worker Blades
Configure traffic between Signaling Servers and your SIP and SS7 networks
Create Signaling Server Groups
Configure routing rules between Signaling Servers and Diameter nodes
Upgrade the various Signaling Server software components
For details on performing these tasks, see Chapter 4, "Connecting to the Network" and the Oracle Communications Service Broker Configuration Guide.
This section briefly explains the tasks that you perform using the Processing Servers Administration Console. Display this console using the Open Console button in the console Change Center. See "Using the Change Center to Work With Consoles" for details.
Figure 3-8 shows an example HA Manager Processing Servers Administration Console. The OCSB navigation tree is shown in the left pane with the Orchestration Engine highlighted. The Configuration pane on the right shows the General subtab, which contains the configuration options that you can change.
The Processing Servers Administration Console includes OCSB and Managed Upgrade navigation trees that you use to:
Configure the Orchestration Engine, including orchestration logic and monitoring settings.
Create and configure the Interworking Modules (IMs) that perform the protocol translation, including the Diameter IM used for charging. You activate and de-activate IMs from this console.
Create and configure any Supplementary Modules.
Set Processing Server configuration options, including general management, monitoring, and overload protection settings.
Manage the Processing Domain, including starting and stopping, uninstalling packages, and configuring Processing Servers.
Perform software upgrades to the various Processing Domain software components.
For details on performing these tasks, see the Oracle Communications Service Broker Configuration Guide.