Viewing Discovered Containers

Discovery displays information about containers hosting Business Transaction Management system services and hosting observed components. This section describes the information available about a container. It also explains how you edit container profile information and how you unregister a container.

Viewing Container Information

You can view container information from the Explorer > Container view or from the Maps> Container Map view.

To view a container map:

  1. Select Maps >Container Map in the Navigator.

  2. Float-over help specifies the host name for each container. Pass your cursor over the containers to display the help.

  3. Opening the Tabs area and clicking on a container icon displays the Profile and Services tabs for the container. See the next section for a description of the tab contents.

Viewing Summary and Detail information

To view summary information about discovered containers and their contents:

  1. Select the Explorer > Containers view in the Navigator. Information about discovered containers is shown in the main area. By default Business Transaction Management shows information about all known containers. Use the Filter control to filter the displayed information about containers.

  2. Click the plus icon by the container name to display the contents of the container. This allows you to view the application components hosted in the selected container.

  3. Click the plus icon by the component name to view the operations that make up that component. The operations are listed in a tree view under the container.

To view detail information about a discovered container:

  1. Select the container in the main area.

  2. Double click the container name. Two tabs are shown in the details pane: Profile and Services.

  3. The Profile tab displays information about the container and the deployed observer; the table below describes the fields of the Profile tab. User-defined fields can be filled in by editing profile information.

  4. The Services tab displays information about the services running in this container.

Field Description
Notes User-defined field. Specify any information that helps you understand the use or contents of the container
Base address The http-based address (entry point) for this container
Aliases All the IP addresses by which the container might be known to the Sphere. This might include VPN adapter address, user-defined aliases, or other addresses Business Transaction Management discovers by observing message traffic to the container. This information is useful in investigating improper setup of the container.
Container Type The container type and version number.
OS The operating system and version
Host The host name where the server is running.
Identifier Unique identifier for this object in Business Transaction Management.
Administration UI Console User-defined field: URL of administrative console for the container. You can use this link to launch the console Although Business Transaction Management supplies a value for this address, it might not be accurate and should certainly be changed if the console is moved. You can change this value by editing the container profile.
Monitoring Details Information about the observer deployed in the specified container and dates for last discovery, registration, synchronization with the Sphere, and version.
Contact information User-defined field to provide contact information for the server administrator or other support personnel.
Routing details Information about any load balancers observed routing messages to the container

Editing Container Profile Information

To edit container profile information.

  1. Select the container in the container map area or in the main area.

  2. Select the Modify > Edit Profile for <container> item.

  3. Change any of the editable fields (shown in yellow).

  4. Click Apply.

Unregistering a Container

Unregistering a container removes the container and all discovered serves deployed in the container from the sphere registry. You might need to do this after completing one of the following tasks:

  • Moved a container to another sphere.

  • Uninstalled the Business Transaction Management observer from a container.

  • Uninstalled or physically removed the container from your system.

You should unregister the container only after you have completed one of these tasks. Otherwise, an unregistered container will register itself upon startup if nothing has changed.

  1. Select the container in the Maps > Container Map view or in the Explorer > Container view.

  2. Select DeleteContainerNameRegistration from the Modify menu.

  3. Click Delete.