Sun Tech Days Hyderabad: What a Start!

Wow! Thats the word that came to my mind when I saw the keynote hall of Sun Tech Days – Hyderabad event at Hyderabad International Convention Center this morning. By 8.00am this place is so alive both in terms of excitement level and spectacular visual appeal. Located in the premises of the Novotel hotel, this… Continue reading Sun Tech Days Hyderabad: What a Start!

Sun Management Center: Performance Reporting Manager

Earlier in the day, I blogged about electric meters that gather data. How do you extrapolate this concept to the Computer Systems arena? Electric meters that collect raw data over a period of time are similar to agents that collect data from target systems. Once this data is collected, it should be stored at a… Continue reading Sun Management Center: Performance Reporting Manager

Vizag Trip Summary

On Monday and Tuesday I spent my time in Vizag, visiting Andhra University. We had a decent time given with Vice Chancellor, Principals of the colleges and Heads of some key departments. The entire discussion is centered around the benefits of using Open Source products and Sun’s key role in the opensource community. We talked… Continue reading Vizag Trip Summary

Generating MIB for a multi-instance module

I recently posted about the MIB generation for a Sun Management Center module. This post is in continuation with that article. You can load multiple instances of certain modules into Sun Management Centrer Agent. For example, if you have multiple database instances running on the system, you may want to run one Sun Management Center… Continue reading Generating MIB for a multi-instance module

Creating a MIB for a Sun Management Center Module

Here is a quick tutorial on how to create an SNMP MIB for a Sun Management Center Module. This process helps when you already have a Sun Management Center Module running on the agent and you want to expose the ASN.1 MIB interface for this module. Load Module Load the module into an agent on… Continue reading Creating a MIB for a Sun Management Center Module

Sun Management Center: Agent Information from Engine ID

Sun Management Center agent logs often have log entries that contain SNMP Engine IDs. The engine ID would look like 0:0:4:da:40:81:9e:e5:df:0:a1:0 The way to determine the target’s IP address from engine id is as follows. Take the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th fields of the engine id. From the above example, take 0:0:4:da:40:81:9e:e5:df:0:a1:0. This string… Continue reading Sun Management Center: Agent Information from Engine ID