Sun Identity Manager 8.1 Business Administrator's Guide

System Monitoring

You can set up Identity Manager to track events in real-time and monitor the events by viewing them in dashboard graphs. The dashboards allow you to quickly assess system resources and spot abnormalities, to understand historical performance trends (based on the time of day, the day of week, and so on), and to interactively isolate problems before looking at audit logs. They do not provide as much detail as the audit logs, but they do provide you with hints about where to look for problems in the logs.

You can create graphic dashboard displays to track automated and manual activities at a high level. Identity Manager provides sample resource operations dashboard graphs. The resource operations dashboard graphs enable you to quickly monitor system resources to maintain an acceptable level of service.

You can view sample data for these graphs in the Resource Operations Dashboard. For more information about using dashboards, see Working with Dashboards.

Statistics are collected and aggregated at various levels to present a real-time view based on your specifications.

Tracked Event Configuration

From the Tracked Event Configuration area of the Configure Reports page, you can determine if statistics collection for tracked events is currently enabled, and enable it. Click Enable event collection to enable the tracked event configuration.

Specify the following options for event collection:

The system stores tracked event data for progressively larger time scales to allow a detailed, current view of the system, as well as an understanding of historical trends.

The following time scales are available, and all of these intervals are selected by default. Clear the selections for the intervals you do not want to collect.

After configuring tracked events, use the dashboards to monitor the tracked events. Where present, use the sliders to zoom in on a section of the chart.